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On TRT 8 Months, Now Getting Breakouts


#1

I’ve been on T Cyp for about 8 months now. I inject 60ml 2x/week. I’ve been breaking out on shoulders, chest and back lately. Does that mean my estrogen level is too high? I haven’t tested my estrogen levels yet but I heard breakouts can be a result of estrogen levels being too high. I would appreciate any feed back.


#2

It can be from elevated estradiol, but not necessarily. I’m prone to acne, and if I don’t watch my diet, I can get bad breakouts. My E2 levels are fine.

The only way to find out if it’s elevated E2, is to get a blood test. But just remember, if you get a blood test at trough, your E2 levels may be at trough as well. So, I’d get a blood test for E2, when E2 levels peak, after test. injection.


#3

That’s a pretty big dose for TRT - 60 ml =120 mg for the standard concentration. That comes to 240 mg/week. What are your test levels?


#4

Sorry for the confusion…still a bit new to all of this. I use a 1ml 25g 1in. syringe and Test cyp is 200mg/ml. I inject .26ml 2x/week. My last lab was on 11/2016 and the numbers were total test was 701ng/DL and free T was 28.5 pg/ml. According to my labs my total T is within range but my free T was too high. This blood test was done when my protocol was 120mg once a week and 5 days after injection. I decided to try injections every 3.5 days last month. I’m planning on getting blood work done soon. The acne started approx 3 months ago. It’s gotten a bit better but new ones keep popping up.


#5

Whatever has been discussed in your other threads is not here.

TRT should be T+AI or T+AI+hCG

Did you read the stickies I provided Nov 16th?

You should not have any doubts about E2 levels or management methods.

Labs:
TT
FT
E2

  • others

What was tested 11/11/16?

Age=37, need more info, you are not participating fully enough.


#6

I’ve had virtually the same experience. Starting at the similar dosages and breaking out at roughly the same time as you. I’ve played with my AI dosages and have reduced my T dosage by a third, and yet I can’t seem to shake this acne thing. And I was not acne prone before.

I will get the latest lab results on the 18th, so we’ll see what’s up.