1.25ml of a 200mg/ml bottle.
Zinc 50mg daily
Turmeric 500 daily
Vit D 50,000iu/week
Hey guys I’m totally new to the forum. I am a 30 y/o male who is morbidly obese. I have secondary hypogonadism due to obesity (which I am working on losing weight). So, when I was first diagnosed, my T level was 162. I have been on testosterone for a few years now. I started with Androgel which worked incredibly well for me, but I hated applying the gel. I switched to IM testosterone and I have good weeks and bad.
I have relatively complete control of my regimen as my doctor is very amenable to what we are doing. Right now, I take 1.25ml ( of the 200mg/1ml) per week. This has always seemed high to me, but after a lot of experimentation I seemed to have felt “the best” on this dose. I always injected it IM into my deltoid area.
I am unfamiliar when the best time to check my levels is post-injection. My last level was 1120 for serum (total) and 34.7 free. That was 3 days after my injection. This was in April 2018
So here is my biggest problem…some weeks I feel fantastic. Fully arousable, great mood, great spirits. Some weeks I don’t. I’ve often wondered if perhaps some weeks I am maybe going into a vein or something because I don’t always aspirate (bad I know). I decided to try the subq injection in order to split the dosing to make the feeling last. So far, I injected 0.6ml subq into my love handles which are large two Tuesdays ago and had 4 days of absolute bliss. Then I injected again on friday and felt like absolute garbage for the remaining 3 days. So, I was scared that maybe I was doing TOO much sub q and decided to wait until the next Friday (two days ago) and injected 0.6ml into my tricep fat. It has been about 48 hours and I feel no difference. I DID, however, get labs again the Thursday before the last injection to see where my levels were. My Estradiol was 55, which is lower than I’ve ever seen (I started Turmeric, dunno if that helped or not). It is still high though. I’m waiting for the testosterone result still as it had to get sent out and over the weekend they don’t read the results.
Guys, I’m just really mentally drained and upset. I do take Lexapro for depression/anxiety. However, ever since started TRT I’ve had erections and sexual arousals that have been missing for a year. They aren’t always great, but they exist now where a year before they did not. I’ve gone back and forth between asking to start the androgel again, going back to IM injection and remaining “status quo” or giving the subq more time. I’m worried that since I have so much fat, that maybe the absorption of the T is going to be worse than someone who only has an inch of it. I genuinely don’t know. My FSH and LH are < 1
I’m really questioning whether or not my testosterone injections are TOO high…but I’ve tried reducing them and feel like garbage. I’ve tried raising it and also feel like garbage…so I’ve stayed at the 1.25mg/ml of 200mg. Maybe its my E2, could be too high but maybe its also lower now since starting turmeric and THAT could be bad as well
Anyone have any advice? sorry everything is so scattered.
Thx for any input