Before I start, I don’t post a lot as I don’t have a ton to contribute but I wanted to thank everyone for the mass amount of information that I have learned for myself and the basics that I have passed along to my fellow testosterone-limited friends.
That being said, I could use some advice!
I have been on TRT ( cypionate injections, 200 mg/1cc once per week) for about a year now (previous testosterone score around 250). My energy levels have come way up and are still up and my ability to workout, train, and athletically perform are much higher than before. I have trimmed down considerably over the last year, 205 lbs down to about 187lbs, and I have reached about an 11-12% body fat. I exercise between 3-5 days a week, mostly MMA and cross fit and have really paid close attention to what I eat.
My original reason for the TRT was lack of energy and libido. I have a very attractive, young wife with a high sex drive and about a year ago I found myself not being interested like my normal once a day minimum self. I had also noticed that I no longer had any morning erections which was also slightly abnormal. Once I started the injections, EVERYTHING returned to my previous self and I no longer had any of the above symptoms for about a year.
A year later, I am still good on energy, my libido is at about 70% I would say but my morning erections are completely gone again I have no problem getting “it up” but it does take more concentration that I am used to. What happened? My labs, which I will list below, seem fairly normal other than the higher levels of Hemoglobin and Hematocrit which leads me into my next question. I had my labs done about 6 weeks ago and then received my shot and I felt “incredible!” This faded about a week or so later but I was wondering if this had anything to do with my blood being thinned out a bit from the lab draw.
Any info/advice would definitely be appreciated! I would love to know how to get my morning wood/full libido back and any other suggestions along the way! Thanks guys!
Age 34 y/o
Medium facial hair, little to no body hair
Body fat 10-12%, when heavier, carry fat in love handles, thighs mostly
Normal diet, moderate exercise, and only allergy is iodine.
Only health notable health issues are minor varocosile and had a vasectomy approx. 7 years ago.
Labs as off 2/11/2013 - taken 7 days after normal shot of testosterone
GLUCOSE - 87 MG/DL RANGE 65-100
BUN - 14 MG/DL RANGE 8-25
CREATININE - 1.0 MG/DL RANGE 0.8-1.4
CALCULATED BUN/CREAT - 14 RANGE 6-28
SODIUM - 141 MEQ/L RANGE 133-146
POTASSIUM - 5.1 MEQ/L RANGE 3.5-5.3
CHLORIDE - 105 MEQ/L RANGE 97-110
CARBON DIOXIDE - 25 MEQ/L RANGE 18-30
CALCIUM - 10.1 MG/DL RANGE 8.5-10.5
PROTEIN, TOTAL - 6.4 G/DL RANGE 6.0-8.4
ALBUMIN - 4.2 G/DL RANGE 2.9-5.0
CALCULATED GLOBULIN - 2.2 G/DL RANGE 2.0-3.8
CALCULATED A/G RATIO - 1.9 RANGE 0.9-2.5
BILIRUBIN, TOTAL - 1.0 MG/DL RANGE 0.1-1.3
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE - 72 U/L RANGE 30-132
SGOT (AST) - 23 U/L RANGE 5-35
SGPT (ALT) - 27 U/L RANGE 7-56
CBC W/ AUTO DIFF
WBC - 5.9 K/UL RANGE 4.0-11.0
RBC - 5.59 M/UL RANGE 4.10-5.70
HEMOGLOBIN - 17.4 G/DL RANGE 13-17
HEMATOCRIT - 50.2% RANGE 37-49
MCV - 89.8 FL RANGE 80.0-100.0
MCH - 31.1 PG RANGE 27.0-34.0
MCHC - 34.7 G/DL RANGE 32.0-35.5
RDW - 13.7 % RANGE 11.0-15.0
NEUTROPHILS - 61% RANGE 40-74
LYMPHCYTES - 27% RANGE 19-48
MONOCYTES - 10% RANGE 4-13
EOSINOPHILS - 1% RANGE 0-7
EASOPHILS - 0% RANGE 0-2
PLATELET COUNT - 279 K/UL RANGE 130-400
PSA, TOTAL - 1.6 NG/ML RANGE < 4.0 TEST PERFORMED BY SIEMENS CENTER CHEMILUMESCENT ASSAY
ESTRODIAL - 28 PG/ML RANGE < =63
TESTOSTERONE, FREE/TOTAL WITH SHBG
TESTOSTERONE - 904 NG/DL RANGE 292-1052
TESTOSTERONE REF RANGE - SEE ABOVE
SEX HORM BIND GLOBULIN - 42 NMOL/L RANGE 16-94
CALC FREE TESTOSTERONE - 18.4 NG/DL RANGE 4.8-25.0
CALC FREE TESTO REF RANGE - SEE ABOVE
LABS DONE AT CLINICAL PATHOLOGY LABORATORIES IN AUSTIN, TX