BTW way, 67 here, on TRT for 11.5 years.
I am hitting you with a lot of materials.
You will need to make your own lists of things I have things spread across multiple posts and stickies.
What medications are you using?
Are you diabetic?
Do your muscles hurt with major effort?
CBC looks good. LH/FSH are low, can be chalked up to age related decline.
Do get oral body temps as requested below to evaluate thyroid function. Thyroid issues are common and account for a lot of weight gain and low energy.
Energy balance: T and thyroid are very critical. Thyroid lab ranges are useless, you will need to follow what I provide. IGF-1 will measure your growth hormone status which also impacts energy balance. Thyroid regulates energy hour by hour, cortisol minute by minute. Get AM cortisol tested and do that at 8AM or 1 hour after waking up.
- high potency B complex multi-vit with trace elements including 150mcg iodine and 200mcg selenium
- 1000mg Vit-C
- natural source Vit-E
- fish oil, flax seed oil/meal, nuts
- Vit-D3 5000iu per day, 25,000 for first 5 days
- 25mg DHEA, in the vitamin aisle, test DHEA-S later on [do not test DHEA]
- Magnesium if you ever get leg/foot cramps or can induce a cramp by tightening muscles. This site's Biotest store sells ZMA and Flameout.
Please read the stickies found here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/about-the-t-replacement-category/38/2?u=ksman
- advice for new guys - need more info about you
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body's temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.
I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can't follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.
The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.