Hey all, 21 years old and new to TRT. I recently sat down and discussed my TRT dosing with my provider as I had some concerns with how much I was taking. I have had a few responses in a previous thread but would like some more input as I'm trying to get to the bottom of things. I had a full panel of labs taken initially about 4 months ago, hepatic, lipid, hormone, etc. I started out at 583 ng/dL but was being treated primarily for symptoms rather than low lab result. After months of TRT my total test has decreased too 215.80 ng/dL (low result taken most recently on 8/11) when using in between 200-320 mg a week. I was just increased again to 400 mg/week split into two injections.
I understand more labs are necessary to find out what is really going on which I am having done next week, I would just like to know if anyone has any input? Why would my test decrease over 300 ng/dL when I am on such a high dose? I know that my test is NOT being converted into estrogen because my estradiol has been low on each result with the most recent being 13.3
What labs do I need to have checked besides those that bind T like albumin and SHBG?
Do some people not respond well to certain types of T? Enanthate, cypionate, propionate? Are there any other factors that cause T to not be absorbed?