Apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere in this forum.
-age - 40
-height - 5'11"
-waist - 34
-weight - 205
-describe body and facial hair - heavy growth but, no changes
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - Thighs and upper chest
-health conditions, symptoms - Asthma
-Starting TT 234 / Estradiol 47
-PSA 0.3 ng/mL
-FSH 7.2 mIU/mL
-LH 4.7 mIU/mL
-describe diet - mostly low carb, high fat, consume alcohol in moderation on the weekends.
-describe training - train 3-4 times a weeks. Olympic Weightlifting, probably should add some cardio.
-testes - no aches, but some significant shrinkage
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - no changes, perhaps better
I've been on T-Cyp since June of this year. My dosage started at 100mg and has now been at 150mg every week for the past few weeks. My Physician upped my dosage after a few weeks at 200mg where I was only able to come in every other week for an injection. The premise for the upping my dosage was that the higher does simply made me feel better, so the Physician decided that I should be at 150mg. I'm under the care of a Nurse Practitioner at a local Mens Clinic who himself is under supervision of a doctor I never met. I honestly feel like this guy is making some educated guesses and is still learning on the job. My numbers with regards to T and Estradiol are good (TT 557, E2 22) ,but my Hematocrit since before starting TRT was at 53%. I have been able to drop a few points off that starting at 53.7 now at 53.1 with donating blood and taking heavy amounts of fish oil. My concern is that I'm starting to find some pretty substantial mystery bruises ever since starting TRT.
I know this can be a potential side effect but when I brought this up to my Nurse Practitioner he brushed it off. My bruising is typically not too painful but is tender and in some cases is the size of a grapefruit. Any advice would be welcome. I've gained about 18lbs of fat (26% overall) and about 2 inches to my waistline. My blood pressure is ok, but I am a bit fatigued from time to time, not sure if its all related. The only other med i'm on is Flovent for asthma maintenance.
150mg t-cyp 1x weekly
.5mg Anatrozole 2x weekly
25mg Clomid 2x weekly
81mg baby aspirin 1x daily
3000 Fish oil
ZMA at night (perhaps I could drop this)
Self Injected Vitamin B 1ml 2x weekly
BCAA - 5mg on workout days
Creatine - 5mg on workout days
I'm still somewhat new to this and are looking for some guidance. Thanks in advance.
Below is a lab done in early August, I have newer labs on the way which I will post when I receive a hard copy.
Bruising, *note this is not the injection site