Hey all. Brand new to TRT here. I was just officially prescribed it yesterday and will receive my first injection today. Let me go ahead and give you guys my blood work results and some stats so you know what I’m working with.
Body Fat: 23%
Estadiol: <11.0 pg/ml
FSH: 5.3 mIU/mL
LH: 7.2 mIU/mL
Progesterone: .36 ng/mL
Testosterone: 210 ng/mL
Free Testosterone: 4.47
I hope all of that helps with the questions I have. Before I start, I’m an avid gym goer, but I have declined in strength, stamina, ambition, and overall drive over the past few years, as well as suffering from sexual disfunction, and cognitive recall issues. I’m holding on to body fat like I have never in my life, and I have always stayed away from steroids/Prohormones, and pretty much most of the junk you could buy at a GNC.
I feel like I have done quite a bit of research, because honestly this scares me a bit.
Question #1: My doctor has prescribed a dose of 100mg of Testosterone Cypionate a month, 50mg once every 2 weeks. Most resources I have checked often state a common TRT dosage is 100mg per week, either in one or two doses. Is this a common starting dose? Does 50mg every two weeks provide any benefit, or could it be a starting point to see how I react to it? I do see 50mg when it comes to boys going through puberty to help them grow, but I haven’t seen that number thrown around for grown men.
Question #2: I see Anastrozole and HCG thrown around, and am somewhat familiar with what they do, but my doctor hadn’t brought either of them up. With so low a dose, are they necessary or would they be worth mentioning?
Question #3: How soon did you notice the affects of the treatment? I’m sure the more you get the quicker you’ll feel it. I’m just at the end of my rope and am desperate to feel better. I see some testimonials of men having to jump through hoops for years to even get their medication adjusted.
Am I being paranoid too early on in my treatment? I’ll have my first blood work done after 6 weeks of treatment, which is obviously what this all depends on. But I don’t want to hit a “normal” level of 300 and have him be happy but not me. I’m honestly shy to talk about it to him in person (which I personally believe is another sign of low test.)
If anyone has any references they could give me, personal testimonials or anything would be great. This whole thing just freaks me out.