Greetings everybody, it’s been a while. I originally posted here mentioning how clomid wasn’t working for me and that my doctor was changing my clomid dosage. Don’t want to go into a ton of detail but if you’re wondering here is the post.
It probably wasn’t the best idea but around that time I decided to start self administering Test E and dropped the clomid. I also upped my dose of levothyroxine to 112mcg from 88mcg. I found out a friend of mine was going to the clinic I was going to for TRT and he said when they finally gave him Test E it was around $400 a month in expenses which is insane since insurance didn’t cover it (he’s also a bit older than me so I’m not sure if that affected insurance coverage). I was sick of going there and getting what I felt like was the run around all this time from the doctors (they seem all about the money). I understand they probably want to go with injections as a last resort but just changing my clomid dose over and over wasn’t working. My clinic doctor says “it worked for me, i used it until I needed to get on injections it should work for you”. Clomid always worked for the first little while (pretty much just morning wood) then the effects stopped and I felt like crap. Numbers go up, symptoms persist. Spent a few years giving it a try so I’m over it and done hearing “well try this dose!”. I talked to my dad before making this decision and come to find out he went through the same process for a long time and is on TRT which helped him. He had the same symptoms I have and agreed that I should give it a try.
Like I said, probably not the best reasons but I was just ready to take the plunge and get my life back. It’s been 5 or 6 years now. If for some reason it doesn’t work I’ll attempt a restart… and I’m ready to face the consequences if I somehow manage to screw myself up permanently.
Anyways I’ve been on for almost 5 weeks now. Was going to start at 125mg a week but decided on 150mg. I’ve been injecting 77.5mg E3.5D. Not going to use HCG yet because I don’t want to start off with too much just incase I have side effects I can narrow it down easier. May never use it I haven’t decided yet.
Since week 2 I’ve been getting morning erections just about everyday. This is the only change I am fully aware of. Sex drive and general well-being feel a little better but could be placebo. Nothing too significant from either though to make me pinpoint its for sure the T and not just in my head.
I’m going to try to keep this updated every once in a while to track my progress.
Since this quarantine started it screwed up my GP doctors appointment. I had an appointment soon and was going to mention everything to my doctor but of course my appointment is cancelled because they aren’t seeing patients except for special cases. He knows about my clomid prescriptions for the past few years I’ve been getting from the clinic so he knows what I’ve been dealing with but I wanted to notify him of my injections. I wanted to ask for blood work like Test, estrogen, prolactin, etc and also since I increased my levothyroxine dosage and I wanted to talk to him about it and get bloodwork for that. Now I have to wait until the end of June when they rescheduled me which is forever away.
They offered me a facetime appointment with him but I rescheduled instead since they told me they’d keep prescribing my thyroid medicine without an appointment. Should I just try to do a facetime appt if they can get me in and talk to him about everything or wait? Not sure if it would be better to do in person. I don’t know if he has to give me a physical or something. Will he still order me labs even though I’m doing this illegally or is this just dependent on the doctor? Should I just pay out of my pocket and order bloodwork? How long is long enough to consider changing the dose? I’d rather go by how I feel than numbers but I don’t want to do any dose changes too early. I just don’t exactly “feel” it. I’m going to get bloodwork before making any changes but just want an idea. I’ve heard around 6 weeks or so is good to do your first bloodwork but if it can take months to feel the full effects how will I know when to change my dosage?