I’ve been lurking on this board for some time. Great board with a lot of good info on TRT. I had typical symptoms of low test: no energy, no libido, couldn’t concentrate, sacked out on the couch after dinner. Wife complained so I saw an Urologist.
I went to the Urologist and blood test showed a total test of 195. I am 41 years old. Doc put me on one tube of Testim and within a few days I felt it kick in. I could not believe how much better I felt. It changed my life.
I was on Testim for about six weeks but started developing a really bad rash from it. Doc then put me on 200mg of test cyp every three weeks. Felt great but after three months that 3rd week was a killer.
After reading that lower doses more frequently are the way to go, I discussed this with my Urologist. I’m lucky as he is very open about TRT. He said either do 200mg every two weeks or 100mg every week. After reading info from this board and others, I choose 100mg every week to start.
After 5 weeks I had blood work done on day six (day before my next shot). Total test came back 545. I felt much better on 200mg every three weeks than on 100mg every week. I increased the dosage to 120mg every week and had blood work done after 5 weeks, day before my next shot through LEF. Here’s the results on 120mg per week:
Total Test: 568ng/dL range 300-1200
Free Test: 18.5pg/mL range 6.8-21.5
Estradiol: 27pg/mL range for adult male <54
Free test looks great and I think the estradiol looks good (optimal range for male is 10-30) but why is my total test still so low and only increased about 23 points at 120mg per week? I still don’t feel as well as I did on 200mg every three weeks except for the 3rd week.
I am thinking of either going to 200mg every two weeks or maybe upping the weekly dosage to 140 or 160mg and having blood work done in another 5 weeks. I am also thinking about starting a DIM product recommended by members of this board found at Riteway pharmacy.
I have good wood during the night. So good it can wake me at times during the night. Wake up wood is very intermittent. I am wondering if maybe some of the test is aromatizing into E2 so if I take DIM or arimidex it might increase the total test. Doc will not prescribe HCG
What’s strange is my nads on 200mg every three weeks shrunk and my sack was pulled tight against my body but I felt great. Since I’ve been on 100mg and 120mg per week my sack has been hanging low and I have had some ED problems.
Could the ED be E2 related or just not enough test? Total test of 568 at the low point seems too low to me and I feel it. I would like it to be in the upper normal range at around 700-800 the day before my next shot. Or am I not thinking about this correctly?
Thanks in advance for any info or ideas.