Follow up on my discontinuation of TRT.
To keep it short - when I was 24, my total T tested at 159 (264-916) on an afternoon blood test (wasn’t knowledgeable on T at the time and the importance of a morning test).
I was Put on Test cyp/hcg for 4 years or so with a brief intermission on clomid. I felt good but had a lot of concerns about being on for life and I couldn’t seem to get my BP under control despite having normal HCT the whole time.
I discontinued TRT about 14 or so weeks ago and did a HCG then nolva “restart” if you even want to call it that.
At 6 weeks off everything except supplements, here is my blood work:
Total T: 422 (264-916)
Free T: 51 (52-280) LOW
SHBG: 54.7 (15-55)
Estrogen: 13 (11-44)
Lh: 1.7 (.6-12)
Fsh: 2.3 (.9-12)
SHBG has never been below ~53 in the last 5 years so I realize my free T will be negatively impacted there.
I was with defy due to my doc being incompetent but went back to a university doctor due to $$ concerns. She is likely not going to treat this as the total T number looks ok which is what she seems to be concerned with.
I’m going to set up another consult with defy but what are y’all’s thoughts?