Ok. I have some more info.
Filled out the referral request several days ago - no reply as of yet.
My current protocol is 100% doctor driven, since he is the prescribing doc, and I have to see him every month or so. It started with 100mg inj a month. Increased quickly to every 2 weeks. Then finally, self administered 1x a week about 3 months ago. I have had to push him pretty hard to get where I am (1 inj a week, self administered), but recently requesting a microdose of anastrozole put him over the edge and he referred me to an Endo.
I have a blood disease that causes clotting (over-produce blood platlets), I have always been on the high end for Hematocrit: 51 (40-54). Since starting my TRT, my Hematocrit has not increased at all. Because of my treatment, my platelets are now almost down to the just exceeding high range, which is huge: 429 (140-400). I used to be at about 800-900.
Where can I do blood tests you suggest outside of Doctors visits?
Although I am a bit aprhensive, I will try doing 2x a week injection in the thigh (currently 1x in the glute by the wife). I also went to BlueSkyPeptide and ordered some anastrozole - hopefully they are reputable. Knowing either of these was happening I believe would cause my doctor to stop prescribing. I have asked about going to 2 times a week in the thigh, and he said he didn't do it that way because thigh inj cause more problems - so he wants me to stay in the glute.
Current daily meds:
Also on daily Tramadol (pain) for Degenerative Disc Disease - but working to try and remove that completely. Not sure it is possible, but with my increasing core strength, I might accomplish a reduction.
All of the bloodwork - I just don't have, he never did that kind of work, only TT got checked because of my symptoms. Here is how it worked out:
Symptom: Low Libido. Tested on the low end for TT - refused TRT. TT: 269 (250-837)
Symptom: Low Libido, Erectile problems. Given a 100mg Test Cyp Shot. For 2 days I had erections.
Got another shot 200mg. Lasted 5 days or so: erections, good libido.
2 weeks later
Got another shot 200mg. Lasted a week. Asked to home administer weekly. Denied.
2 weeks later TT: 289
Got a shot for 300mg. Lasted a week or longer. Asked again for home administration. Denied.
2 weeks later TT: 359
FInally approved for 200mg/wk home administration.
Continued on 200mg/wk for 2 months, then tested at TT: 929 (250-837). Self reduced to 160mg/week. Useable erections, and a decent libido.
Last test TT: 830, E2: 46.
I should state that my erections have seemed just a bit soft, and a bit numb since my very first 2 shots (which were rock hard, but only for a few days). At least I can now get them.
Thinking of dropping to 70mg 2x a week (from 160mg 1x a week), but I like the gains in the gym. Or maybe 80mg 2x and a bit of Anastrozole could get me where I want to be?