Yet another long time lurker who has found T-Nation to be more helpful than most, if not all other forums, so I bit the bullet and signed up as I have more questions than there seems to be answers for. Hopefully you guys can help.
In an effort to keep this as short as possible, I will give brief history, stats and while I don’t have the latest blood work on hand, I will post what I can remember. (I will work on getting copies of labs after the holiday weekend.)
Normal body hair I reckon, facial hair = mustache and chin whiskers full, everything else somewhat patchy
From what I remember slow and steady, though one school year was a 7 inch growth spurt… that was fun…NOT!
Occasional teste aches
Depression and Anxiety
Libido in the tank… I want to want to though, does that count ??? Lol
Normal temp most of the time
Skin and nails seem fine
Only salt is what is in the foods I eat, nevery purposely added
Seafood, not as often as I’d like
I’m sure there have been some chemicals along the way
No hair loss drugs
Only medications right now is a blend of test Cyp and test pro 1x weekly, 1.5 anastrozole day of injection and .5 day 3 post inject.
I was originally diagnosed low t in 2009 by my GP, started on injections and didn’t like the roller coaster, switched to Androgel. He also had me on SSRI’s, B12 and D supplements.
Went like that for years, granted I wasn’t the best patient and we played with the dose alot, but all.in all it wasn’t too bad.
I decided after my second divorce, I wanted off of all of it as I’d lost weight (was then about where I am now) got down to about 190, and was working out more, going out more and having more fun.
Succesfully got off of everything and all seemed well.
Then slowly started noticing mood swings/irritability but it wasn’t too bad. (Or so I thought, Gf had different opinion)
All in all was off everything for about a year maybe year and a half when the brain fog and irritability and anxiety started tearing me up. Was able to convince primary to do labs, and BW came back about where it was in 09, so we started back with the injections.
Ended up at a clinic on the weekend due to just feeling like all out crap, doc there did some BW said all looked good except E2, it came back at 149.
Told primary, he suggested cutting test dose in half to lower estrogen (even though TT and FT were good)…
He was promptly fired for that issue, and I’m now at a clinic where they seem pretty knowledgeable about TRT.
I lost insurance and had to go back to Androgel w/.5 anastrozole mon day and thursday.
That lasted about a month, started a 2 pumps per day, ended up at 1 per day as it made my chest hurt/ weird heart feelings. Doc said most likely stress/anxiety and NOT the Agel, but…
Finally have insurance again and just got 2nd injection Friday.
Labs from last week prior to restarting injections, no Agel that morning and no adex for a week =
I apologize as I don’t remember anymore of the results and don’t know the ranges for the lab they use.
I’m sure I left out other info that may be helpful, so please ask if so, and I will provide it or get it.