I’m hoping I can get some sound advice before I quit TRT altogether.
As the title suggests, I am suffering with terrible insomnia since starting TRT. I am currently 3 months in to treatment and I am no where near being dialled in.
Since starting TRT I can no longer sleep, I manage 2,3,4 hours a night at best. I just cannot switch off, I feel really wired and my eyes are like dinner plates, I also have hot flushes.
Protocol from the start:
Sustanon 250 - 125mg 1 shot per week:
Results after 1 month:
Oestradiol 140 41 - 159 pmol/L
Testosterone 25.00 8.64 - 29 nmol/L
SHBG 30 18.3 - 54.1 nmol/L
Free-Testosterone(Calculated) 0.603 0.2 - 0.62 nmol/L
Prolactin 287 86 - 324 mU/L
Sustanon 250 - 75mg Every 5 Days
Results after 2 months:
Oestradiol H 206 41 - 159 pmol/L
Testosterone H 37.50 8.64 - 29 nmol/L
SHBG 40 18.3 - 54.1 nmol/L
Free-Testosterone(Calculated) H 0.842 0.2 - 0.62 nmol/L
Prolactin H 394 86 - 324 mU/L
As you can see my E2 was at the higher end one month in and very high after 2 months.
A few long term members advised me to split my dose and take more regularly, so as of 2 weeks ago I started taking 50mg every 3.5 days. I have Arimidex on hand but was advised to let the new dose settle (4-6 weeks) before I make any decisions about an AI. I have also heard lots of bad stuff about the AI’s which scares me to death!
The problem here is I cannot have another 4-6 weeks of insomnia, I am literally a zombie and my quality of life is very poor. I am on the verge of quitting TRT completely.
My GP (not TRT doc) wants me to take an antidepressant for anxiety. Although I do have severe anxiety, I know that it is caused by the TRT and insomnia so I don’t want to go down this road.
Please guys, can anyone advise me what to do, as I mentioned I cannot wait 4-6 weeks to stabilise. I need to sleep, if I could just get some sleep I know things would improve. If this cannot be resolved then I am going to throw the towel in, I simply cannot cope anymore and depression is creeping in.
Thank you in advance!