First time poster here.
BODY/FACIAL HAIR LESS THAN MOST
CARRY FAT AROUND MIDSECTION AND SOME AROUND CHEST AREA
TOOK FLOMAX FOR A MONTH AND DIDN'T LIKE THE SIDE EFFECTS / DIMINISHED SEMEN
FIRST SET OF LABS BEFORE STARTING TRT /
Total Testosterone was 353 lab range being 132-813 ng/dl
Free T4 was 1.18 lab range being .78- 2.19 ng/dl
Total T4 was 7.0 lab range being 5.5-11.0 ug/dl
Triglycerides 89 mg/dl
Cholesterol 219 mg/dl
HDL Direct 40.0 mg/dl
LDL Calculated 160 mg/dl
VLDL Calculated 18
DIET IS KETOGENIC HIGH PROTEIN ALMOST NO CARBS/NO SUGARS ONLY CARBS BEFORE AND AFTER WORKOUT
TRAINING IS DC
ERECTIONS ARE ALMOST NON EXISTENT
I have a doctor that seems to be willing to work with me even though he admits he doesn't know much about this. I've only been on trt a month and have never achieved the great results of the first week on it. First week i took 200 ml of test cyp. which was double the amount i was prescribed. I wasn't trying to abuse it I thought it was proper protocol for frontloading.
Had a few erections and my mood was fantastic as i was very happy that week. Nothing at all since then, sad to say. I continued with the 100 ml prescribed and nothing happened. I missed one week and then took the labwork and it showed total test of 150 and sensitive E2 of less than 3.
Then when i got back on it I doubled again thinking that's what i needed to fix me as i figured the doc would up my dosage anyways. After seeing my "low E2" I started taking Dhea tabs from a supplement store at the mall. I realize now that everything I've done so far may be wrong and i may not want to be on Dhea at all and that possibly my low sensitive E2 may not have been low at all even though i seem to be having bone issues, horrible mood swings and generally feeling like crap.
I only have two tests that were performed on my l.w. this second time, total and sensitive E2, which after finding the suggested guidelines here I realize may possibly not have been the right ones lol.
I haven't noticed any affects from either med's at all short of the first week with the test cyp.
I believe doc would allow me to choose l.w. tests i ask to be taken.
I have a another thread on another site that I started which i won't link as i don't know the policies of either site as to protocol etiquette.
My question is that how long should I wait until i take the appropriate labs?
In other words let's say that this week is actually the beginning week of my therapy, should i wait like 3 weeks while on it before i get the labwork or more?
Second question is what is appropriate length of time since my last shot to get this labwork?
Thank you for your consideration!