I’m currently 47 and 6’ and 195#.
I started TR in late 2012 on the advice of my PCP based upon my complaints of low energy, poor sleep, low libido and anxiety.
He started me on 60 mg daily of Axiron then 1 month later he added 1 mg of AI per week ( .5 twice weekly). I don’t have my exact numbers from that time period but I felt significantly better on all my previous symptoms.
In the last year some of my symptoms have returned i.e. lower libido, slightly lower energy and 10# weight gain. My new Doc ordered a panel from LabCorp and here’s the results.
T, Serum 249 (348-1197)
FT, direct 5.4 (6.8-21.5)
Estradiol <5 (7.6-42.6)
SHGB. 31.3 (16.5-55.9)
Hematocrit 48.9 (37.5-51)
After reading thru the newbie stickies, I realized my E2 is too low and T is too low. I’ve since doubled my dosage of Axiron to 120mg per day and am taking the AI at .25 mg twice per week. I feel slightly bettter but not as good as my first year on TR. I’d like to change my protocol with a caveat: I travel as a pilot and cannot take needles or refrigerate HCG. I’m typically gone for 1 week and home 4 days or alternatively I’m gone for 6 days and home for 3.
Would the following protocol work?
On day 1 of 6 or 7 work period
- test cyp 100mg single dose
- AI 1 mg per week in .25mg doses
- HCG at 250mg single dose
On day 1 of 3 or 4 at home
- test cyp 50 mg
- HCG 259 mg single dose
- AI .25 mg on days 1 and 3 at home
- continue Axiron 120 daily
- AI 1mg per week in .25mg doses
- HCG 250mg on day 1 of 6 or 7 day work periods and every 3rd day at home