Ok, I’ve lurked here long enough. I’ve been on TRT for a year now. Diagnosed July 2011 with a macro prolactinoma. Probably had the damn thing for over 10 years before I finally found it. Started TRT with the patch, but made me slightly suicidal for some reason? Changed to androgel 1.62 at 2 pumps a day. I was transitioning to a different region, and after my test came back at 330, I upped myself to 3 pumps. Next test came back even lower at 301, although the test was done later in the day.
On the next test, I probably had around 3.5 pumps on that day. I was at the end of a bottle and the pumps come out at half pumps so I’m estimating it was 3.5. That test came back at 755. We decided to give Testopel a try so I didn’t have to deal with the hassle of putting on the gel, waiting 2 hours before physical activity, you guys know the drill, and my Doc started me on 12 pellets. He said that’s the “standard amount”. The next week was hell on me;couldn’t sleep, ZERO focus, and I was in the middle of a training exercise. I added one pump of androgel to help me get though it.
When I got back I had my blood tested again, which came back at 584. We have tried everything, and I’m definitely thinking that the injections are the way to go for me. I have recently started on HCG 250 iu 2x/wk as well. I noticed on my last test my estrogen levels were a little higher than the upper limit.
I have added a picture of all the pertinent blood results throughout the course of my treatment. I have learned a lot of information from this website and would like to know your opinions on my situation.