I’ve been a long time member of several other forums but noticed how polite and willing members here are to give advice and discuss TRT with people that are new to it (i.e. ME).
Quick background on me…
34 years old; 6’3; 205;
I’ve been feeling much more sluggish and have had little to no libido over the past several months, amongst other symptoms. I am currently living with my fiance and she wants intimacy all the time and I don’t even care about it anymore. I know this is not normal. I went to my PCP to discuss and he put me on Bupropion XL in hopes that improving my mood would in turn make me more active in the bedroom. Well, this so far has not worked. Also, he had me get a blood test for Prolactin and TSH Rfx on Abnormal to Free T4. Those results were
F Prolactin: 7.4 Normal: 4.0-15.2 (ng/mL)
F TSH: 1.390 Normal: 0.450-4.500 (uIU/mL)
Those values seemed fine and since he wasn’t interested in trying every avenue possible, I decided to seek a consultation with an NP with specializes in HRT/TRT that had great reviews online. She has been awesome and very encouraging. She had me get lab work done that was much more comprehensive. I’ve put below the results that are pertinent to this thread:
Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate: 384.9 Normal: 65.0 - 334.0 ug/dL
Estradiol: 36.9 Normal: 0.0 - 39.8 pg / mL
Progesterone: .72 ng / mL
Testosterone: 479 Normal: 241 - 827 ng / dL
Testosterone.free: 8.49 Normal: 5.00 - 21.00 ng / dL
TSH: 1.979 Normal: 0.350 - 5.500 uIU/mL
There are also results but I am not sure they matter; however please ask if there is something I missed.
I wanted to get input from you guys on the results. I have my follow-up on Wednesday and she feels that I need to get my T level up between 800-1200 where it would be optimum. I read on here how “NORMAL” range is rarely what is truly normal because everyone is different.
The NP told me she perfers to use Test C for getting the levels back up. She prescribes 10 weeks worth for me to do at home (I hate needles so this should be interesting). She also said she will put me on hCG after three months to help balance and keep my natrual T production.
I guess I am looking for some input on how this sounds, and also if I should be taking anything else while on Test C to counter any possible side effects?
Thanks for your time guys and I look forward to hearing from you all.