Hi, I will be 50 tomorrow, Army vet, belly fat, over past 6 years I lost interest in racing cars, hard to lose weight, easily had muscle sprains or pain, I had a physical and Dr called me and said my testosterone level was 96, no other information(I didn't even request the test). He prescribed 400mg Testosterone c injected every 2 weeks. First 2 weeks I felt good, then went downhill from there, I have injected the 400mg now the 1st, middle and End of Sept, and a few days ago the 4th dose. I never had sex issues, but had low desire and shrinkage.
Within first week I noticed desire came back x10 and no more shrinkage. After 4 weeks skin is oily, muscles seem to recover better. But after 2 weeks, my energy went to 0, I had a few times where I had anxiety for no reason(feeling of death for no reason)water retention, I did notice one testicle was a bit bigger than other for years and it almost immediately went back to same size as other once I started TRT.
I have to pay 100% out of pocket after 4th Dr visit, but I couldn't handle the horrible feeling and total lack of energy. My regular Dr was off so I saw a PA, she kept saying you must be pre diabetic, thyroids, sleep apnea, could be depression. I told her, look at my labs, diabetic(no), thyroids(fine), I rarely even snore, never wake up gasping for air, so I told her no, I'm not paying for a sleep study. I don't know any lab results yet, will ask Dr if I can get copy.
Gets tough when I have to pay %100 of each visit. I had to basically beg the Dr to check my estrogen level, she still wanted to check T level, even though I just injected 2 days before.I will find out my Estrogen level Monday. So now, I know by reading all the great information here, I should be injecting 200mg every week rather than 400mg every 2 weeks.
And how do I ask Dr for HCG, will find out tomorrow if I need estrogen blocker which I am sure I am high. I also found that online site you can do labs locally for much cheaper, so hopefully Dr will be OK with that. Any input is greatly appreciated.