I spent ages in your situation wandering if to take the plunge into TRT.
I had 2 starts where I bottled it.
Every time I kept coming back to my “decent” testosterone levels.
In the end I weighed up the fact I’d felt like shit for years- tried all sorts to get my SHBG to drop but nothing helped. Low Free T was definitely a real issue causing real symptoms with me.
I’m 4 months in and am pretty sure I’m in this now for the long haul now.
Be aware if you do start down the TRT route- there’s often a honeymoon period, you feel amazing as you still have your natural test as well as the exogenous coming in. All your receptors are really attuned and when your system suddenly has what its been starved of you feel REALLY good. This wears off an you have a period where you may feel crap as your body adjust- you’ll need multiple blood panels across your first year as you “get dialled in”.
I’m off for bloods this morning as I think my protocal isn’t quite right yet- its getting there but needs some tweaking (think I need a bit more T and slightly more often injections but we will see what bloods look like).
Careful with what doctor you choose. Some are brilliant- some are utter clueless. Some take it you want to be on a legal steroid cycle.
Look for a Dr who at least looks at Free T and wants to start you somewhere around 150-200mg broken into at least once weekly injections- anyone saying fortnightly or injections every 3 weeks just walk away.
If you are going to try an lower SHBG with Boron etc- do this as an attempt to not start TRT. See what it does- if it doesn’t work then maybe consider the TRT option.