I was on testogel for 3 months before changing TRT doctor and protocol. i was on gel for low T (due to varicocele), but i wanted to maintain fertility so i switched doctor, switching to:
Testosterone cream 10%, applied to scrotum twice daily
500IU HCG, subQ, twice per week
0.5mg anastrozle, once per week
10 days into the protocol i started getting a fast resting heart rate, anxiety, feeling like my chest was going to explode.
Went to A&E, all scans, ECG, CT were physically fine.
I still have the fast heart beat and chest feeling, been about a solid week now.
I know my body hasn’t ‘balanced’ out to the new protocol, but i had some bloods taken anyway to see if something was way out of whack.
Bloods, venous, 9am
12 hours after cream (trough reading)
48 hours after HCG
72 hours after anastrozle
Free T3 6.59 pmol/L [3.1 -6.9]
Free Thyroxine 17.6 pmol/L [12 - 22]
TSH 1.52mIU/L [0.27 - 4.2]
Testosterone 65.7 nmol/L [8.64 - 29.0] *
Free-T 1.9 nmol/L [0.2 - 0.62] *
17-Beta Oestradiol 175 pmol/L [41.0 - 159] *
SHGB 35 nmol/L [18.3 - 54.1]
Prolactin 391 mIU/L [96 - 324] *
FSH < 0.3 IU/L *
LH < 0.3 IU/L *
PSA 0.525 ug/L [0 - 1.39]
Would these explain my chest discomfort / elevated heart rate?
I have sent these to my doctor to see if my protocol needs adjustment.