I started TRT in early June with 200mg of Testosterone Cypionate every 8 days. I split that into 100mg every 4 days.
Everything was great until September. Then I started a roller coaster of anger and crazy emotions that cycle on every three to four weeks. I’ll be totally fine, then one day the anger and depression come on and sit on me like an anvil for 5 or 6 days. Then I go back to feeling fine. This cycle has repeated itself in September, October and November.
I had blood drawn each time and early on I thought E2 was the culprit. The first time was on October 11th. My T was in the low 800’s and E2 was 58. The doc gave me Anastrazole and I figured that would help.
4 weeks later BAM! Another vicious round of anger and emotionality. I had blood drawn again on November 8th so I could see what was going on. My T level was 991, Free Test was 265, and the Anastrazole had pushed my E2 down to 5. I figured that explained the mood swings and emotionality. It was a hellish week but I figured I was onto something with that E2 level.
On Nov 16th I felt normal again, so I got blood drawn just so I could see what ‘normal’ looks like. My E2 was below 5 ( I think the last of the Anastrazole was still working it’s way through my system). Here I thought that the actual swing in E2 must be the really bad thing, and that once it stabilizes things kind of start feeling normal again…this is just me guessing based on the limited data I had.
On November 20th I dropped my dosage from 200mg a week, to 160. I simply had to find a way to stop this nasty cycle. My marriage can not last through much more of this, it’s that bad.
So on November 29 I had blood drawn again (4 days after an 80mg shot). My T level was 604 (down from the upper 800 and lower 900 range when I had it checked 5 days after my old 100mg shot), and my E2 level was 20. So E2 was moving up and was back in a normal range.
Two weeks later, on December 10th I started another cycle of anger and emotionality. I had blood drawn again, and my E2 level was 31. That surprised me. I thought it would be quite high or quite low…not right in the middle of the range.
At this point I don’t know if E2 has anything to do with this emotional roller coaster I’m on. I’m supposed to take another shot today but quite frankly I’m concerned. I don’t know if I should drop the dosage again, if I should inject every other day to keep the same 160mg a week level, or if I should just quit this altogether and go back to Clomid for a while.
Any thoughts on this roller coaster I’m on? It’s literally killing me.