Have been educating myself with review of Stickies and posts…Thanks to all for the info! Will try to keep it to the point. Will update periodically for benefit of others in similar situation. Looking for comments, suggestions and constructive criticism.
Had T levels tested approx. 10yrs ago as a result of fertility issues (never any AAS use). Was informed that levels were bordering low normal (did not retain specific results). Re-tested 10/2012 (levels listed below). Have several symptoms identified in KSMan’s lab work sticky (things you can determine w/out lab work).
Visit to GP for latest lab work. Was very receptive to potential use of TRT based on results of pending labs. Lab work came back, and was prescribed (1) 200mg injection every 3 weeks (Watson 200mg/ml). Initially no AI or HCG, but willing to revisit after 6wks on current protocol.
Based on review of stickies and posts, I have decided to go with an injection every 4days (.2ml/40mg). Trying to stay around 200mg/3 weeks dosing prescription. 1st injection - 10/15/2012 (.2ml/40mg - subQ w/ 29g/.5in/ 3/10ml insulin syringe).
Seems pretty conservative, but willing to see how it progresses. In it for the long term.
Following are lab work results and additional info:
10/5/12 (Ref Range)
Test - Total (LC/MS/MS) 474 ng/dL (250-1100)
Test - Free 57.3 pg/mL (46.0 - 224.0)
Test - Bio Avail 120.4 ng/dL (110.0 - 575.0)
Albumin, Serum 4.6 g/dL (3.6 - 5.1)
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin 37 nmo/L (10 - 50)
Estradiol 21 pg/mL (< or = 39)
Vitamin B-12 557 pg/mL (200 - 1100)
PSA 0.3 ng/mL (< or = 4.0)
TSH (3rd generation) 1.42 mIU/L (0.40 - 4.50)
T4 (direct analysis) 1.6 ng/dL (0.8 - 2.7)
T3 (free “Q” - Q34429) 3.2 pg/mL (2.3 - 4.2)
Cortisol (8am) 12.9 mcg/dL (n/a)
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