The first 3 days I felt a nervous energy about me. Like I had too much coffee. Nothing to complain about but I could feel something.
Also - first few days I was sleeping better. That was very much a welcomed effect since I normally do not sleep well. No increase in libido but I was waking up with morning wood. That honestly hasnt happened in 10 years. During the initial few days my appetite was voracious. I was eating non-stop.
The last 3 days I have been SUPER CRANKY. Like I was PMSing like crazy. I had zero patience. Inanimate objects would piss me off. I realize that makes no sense but thats what was going on … i was just irritable and pissy. Around these three days i went to the gym and lifted heavy. One day I went to a gym-in-a-box and did a HIIT workout. On all those days I was either very very sore the following few days - or I was so tired after the workout I needed to come home and take a 4 or 5 hour nap.
Today however I feel great. I am calm. I do not have the nervous energy and i am not frustrated for no reason. Today is day 8 i believe and I realize any change in hormones take time to level out, however, I wasn’t prepared for this kind of stuff right out of the gate. I would appreciate any info and advice from the forum. I have been told there are a lot of knowledge guys that post here
Background info - I have always been athletic and lean. Never prone to gyno and have laways been an athlete. That said, any time I have gone to doctor because I “just feel off” I have had a drug thrown at me without a second thought - SSRIs, Adderall, Ambien, etc etc. I hear this is common. I would try the drug but never took them for long - i always felt this was a band aid approach and i wanted to get at the root of the problem. Most docs would take one look and tell me I am fine and don’t need viagra because I am a healthy looking 30-something and “you’re fine” … regardless I have had energy and libido, sleep and focus issues most of my adult life. I am happy to be taking control of this issue and would appreciate feedback on my labs and what I am feeling.
Currently 11% BF
Over the last few years my recovery and gains in gym have been declining …a month ago i had labs
Rx: 120 mg Test Cyp / Week … 750 HCG / Week (40Mg x3 & 250 x3 - both SubQ)
Testosterone, Tot ng/dL 264 - 916 122
Free T (Direct) pg/mL 6.8 - 21.5 6.7
Dihydrotestoseterone ng/dL 30 - 85 7.1
Thyroxin (T4) ng/dL 0.82 - 1.77 1.44
|DHEA-Sulfate ug/dL 102.6 - 416.3 418.3
TSH uIU/mL 0.450 - 4.500 1.19
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) mIU/mL 1.7 - 8.6 8.4
Prolactin ng/mL 4.0 - 15.2 10.9
PSA - Serum ng/mL 0.0 - 4.0 1.1
IGF-1 ng/mL 75 - 216 192
Reverse T3 - Serum ng/dL 9.2 - 24.1 20.3
Estradiol, Sensitive pg/mL 8.0 - 35.0 3.2
Thyrogobulin Antibody IU/mL 0.0 - 0.9 <1.0
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) IU/mL 0 - 34 9
Triiodothyronine (T3) - Free pg/mL 2.0 - 4.4 3
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) nmol/L 16.5 - 55.9 21.2
Glucose mg/dL 65 - 99 70
BUN mg/dL 6.0 - 24 24
Creatinine|mg/dL 0.76 - 1.27 1.5
eGFR mL/min/1.73 >59 57
BUN/Creatine Ratio (ratio) 9.0 - 20.0 16
Sodium mmol/L 134 - 144 145