I have been on TRT for about 3 years now. Zeroed for a while on 60mg twice a week IM.
Great gains, good motivation, libido is good. Everything is good.
Recently I have noticed some strange fatigue symptoms, will start yawning. Feel tired, but can shake it off. Very strange fatigue though, almost like, background fatigue… Doesn’t really slow me down, but is a drag mentally.
Also, libido dropped off. My e2 and Test are good, so its not that. I can make it happen, but there is no “lust”. I could go either way, and that’s not normal for me.
This started after I had been drinking caffeine about 4-5 times a week pre workout. 200-250mg each time. After a while I started feeling the fatigue, but the caffeine would help. Since stopping the caffeine, it has gotten better but not completely yet.
Tested DHEA (I know the correct lab is DHEAS but I could not get this at my doctors office)
DHEA 247 (147-1760)
Looks really low to me. Wondering if this is my issue.
My DHEAS was HIGH before I started TRT.
I have read that whenever people experience fatigue on TRT, they assume the DHEA is low.
Just looking for experiences, protocols, stories. Anything that can be useful for me. I plan on starting 25mg micronized DHEA in a few days whenever it gets here in the mail.
Also interested in Pregnenolone if that also needs to be addressed. This is kinda new to me.
EDIT: @NH_Watts is really the only one I know who is taking it for a similar reason that I am starting. anyone else?