I recently started TRT (legitimately need it–labs below), found a doc to dose me at 200mg/week to start.
3 weeks in, and I’m feeling fucking fantastic.
Anyway, I go for my first bloodwork/follow up in July… and I’ve got a few things going through my head.
1, I’m a little concerned that the doc will think my dose is too high (as I read many are on 100mg/weekly and seeing good results)… and will cut me back
2, I’d like to go run a cycle of super-physiological dosage later down the road (towards the tail end of this year, beginning of next… in the neighborhood of 500/mg weekly)… and of course, how nice would it be to have “legal”/pharma grade for that cycle?
So… I’m considering tapering my dose back before my next draw… (like 50-100mg 2-3 weeks prior)… and hording excess for a cycle. That said, I DON’T think my current doc is an idiot, and I don’t want to scale back so far that I raise red flags (again, I do need the trt). Also, I’ve NEVER done test (or even researched it) before like 3 weeks ago… read: I don’t know shit about shit, and I’m hoping you guys can help.
Anyway… my initial lab info as follows:
Total 187 ng/dL (range 348-1197)
Free (direct) 6.6 pg/mL (range 8.7-25.1)
LH 5.6 mIU/mL (range 1.7-8.6)
Prolactin 8.5 ng/mL (range 4.0-15.2)
Sex Horm Binding Glob, Serum 16 nmol/L (range 16.5-55.9)
Estradiol 6.8 pg/mL (range 7.6-42.6)
I’m 34, 203lbs low/mid 20’s body fat… about 5 yrs experience lifting (it’s been broken up since my mid twenties, but I’ve been very consistent for the last 2)
So my question… what are my chances of hording a little T (as mentioned above) without alerting my doc? If you were going to do something like this… how would you approach it? (i.e. how much could I potentially taper back without my doc–assume a smart one–realizing?)
Thanks for your help!