Starting this thread to retain a unified log of my TRT progress.
Initially, I started 2x injections and felt volatility between feeling awesome and shitty, so I decided to go dailies route.
My problems were primarily low energy and brainfog, despite working out 5x a week, whole foods high protein meat diet, sleeping 7-8 hours a day.
Here’s my current bloodwork after injecting 15mg of Testosterone Cypionate intramuscularly every morning for 6-7 weeks. Now I’m at about 8 weeks in and still feeling off.
Testosterone, Serum 806 ng/dL 264-916
Free Testosterone(Direct) 22.3 pg/mL 9.3-26.5
T4,Free(Direct) 1.62 ng/dL 0.82-1.77
TSH 3.400 uIU/mL 0.450-4.500
Prolactin 10.8 ng/mL 4.0-15.2
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I 305 ng/mL 115-355
Reverse T3, Serum 23.4 ng/dL 9.2-24.1
Estradiol, Sensitive 27.7 pg/mL 8.0-35.0
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab 13 IU/mL 0-34
Triiodothyronine (T3), Free 5.1 H pg/mL 2.0-4.4
Sex Horm Binding Glob, Serum 25.9 nmol/L 16.5-55.9
I feel the same symptoms as before, thinking my thyroid is blunting the benefits of TRT. Also, I feel joint and back aches since this protocol, maybe I need to up my dose from 15mg to 20mg to aromatize more estrogen in my system.
In summary, I’m thinking:
-High TSH/RT3/FT3 are blunting the TRT benefits.
-My E2 may be too low (it’s lower than 1/25th of my TT, thus failing 15-25 T for 1 E range.)
-I could benefit from more FT (22.3 to 30+)