I've been on the trt journey for quite a few years and always have windows of success but often have many more periods of low libido/ed/pe issues. I've been on shots, hcg, t-gel and have so many questions.
Here were labs from a few years ago
50mg td preg
100mg oral DHea
25mg HC (10, 5, 5, 5)
100mg Test Cyp/ week
330iu HCG m, W, F
Here are my labs:
Testosterone Total 1231 (348-1197)
Free T 44.8 (8.7-25.1)
E2 (sensitive labcorp) 22
Prog 2.3 High (0.2-1.4)
Dhea-S 800 (160-449)
TSH 0.613 (0.450-4.5)
T4 6.5 (4.5-12.0)
T3 113 (71-180)
FT3 3.4 (2.0-4.4)
RT3 24.8 (13.5-34.2)
AT ANOTHER POINT THIS WAS MY PROTOCOL
no preg/prog (due to it lowering libido big time)
Test Cyp IM 20mg tues/ 20mg fri
added back hcg 250iu 3x/week
libido/erections were spotty, added hcg back and they were amazing with daily cialis, then they tanked again, thinking high e2
preg/prog makes me feel great mentally and energy wise, but kills libido...dht low is theory
feeling less energetic lately....high rt3 is theory
t4 9.8 (4.5-12.0 ug/DL)
Total t3 0.9 (0.6-1.6 NG/ML)
rt3 36 HIGH (9-25 ng/dl)
Progerstone <0.5 (<1.4 NG/ML)
DHEA-S 237 (167-592 ug/dl)
Total Test 1100 (250-1100)
Test Free 218 HIGH (35-155)
Estradiol 31 (<29 pg/ml)
Estradiol Free 0.73 HIGH (<0.45 PG/ML)
Estrone 54 (<68 pg/ml)
DHT 49 (16-79 NG/DL)
Usually when I do shots, my energy is up, but on injection day, I lose all function of my penis and not till about six days after shots do I start getting erections again, (with or without cialis). I was a very low e2 guy before trt so AI's tend to scare me.
At one point last summer I was on Fortesta, 5 pumps, t3, and zoloft. This was three months of great erections, drive, and stamina in bed. That all fell off after a while.
I have also had this on shots and hcg, but again, after some weeks, everything goes to shit.
My guess is that the gels worked great last summer because I was coming off shots and my TT and e2 hit some kind of perfect window along with the zoloft keeping my pe in check and anxiety low. I'm guessing the effects wore off bc eventually the gel was not doing it's job. TT tested at 450 at the end of that experiment.
I'd like to get on a consistent protocol and have the confidence to work with an AI. Even with the 50mg Test Cyp 2x a week, I get the dead penis effect on injection day and after. Is this E2?