Do not start any form of TRT until you have LH/FSH tested. This diagnostic work cannot be done after you start TRT. If you are over 45 years of age, one might then assume that its age related decline.
Your age and other details are really important.
You only had total testosterone tested?
Post all labs with lab ranges.
Any blows to the head or blast exposures? That can damage the pituitary gland.
Low thyroid function has most of the same spectrum of symptoms as low T, so many who come here have a double dose of symptoms.
self-inject 50mg T cyp twice a week, SC/SQ not IM, with #29 1/2" 0.5ml insulin syringes
take 0.5mg an anastrozole at time of injections
Please do not ignore last paragraph in this post to eval overall thyroid function.
The most important part of your TRT is reading the following.
You cannot assume that doctors know enough about these issues to do anything right.
Please read the stickies found here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/about-the-t-replacement-category/38/2?u=ksman
- advice for new guys
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body's temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
250iu hCG SC/SQ EOD to preserver testes and fertility