I have been on TRT for 11 months. I have tried once a week when I started at 120mg and my trough was 410 with Estradiol of 8.8. I adjusted up to 140mg and did every other day and went to 1001 with Estradiol of 19.5. After that I went to 3X per week at 180mg. Total T 1342 and Estradiol of 36. Didn’t really feel optimized on any of these. Main issue is libido. For my recent labs I went back to 140mg and tried daily shots. Still not feeling great. My Estradiol seems low compared to my total test.
TT - 1247
FT - 22
Estradiol - 24.5
Hematocrit - 48
My doc wants me to drop to 120mg. Not sure what to do at this point. Didn’t really see any benefit from daily shots so doing back to 3X per week. Just can’t decide if I should drop to 120mg or increase to 160mg - 180mg. Except for libido I feel ok but not awesome. I really thought my workouts would be much better.
I’m 5’10, 185 and fairly fit. 49 next month and have been lifting since I was 12. Best lifts when I was younger and much heavier (242) are BP-385, SQ - 505, DL 570. Currently BP-235, SQ - 305, DL-410. These are about the same as when I started TRT 11 months back when my TT was 254. Maybe have increase a little 5-10 pounds but not much.