So I’ve been on this whole TRT/low T adventure for about a year now. I’m 27 years old and I’ve been suffering the symptoms most of my life (labs below 300 going back to when I was 19/20, now about 180-220).
Basically finally got treatment for it and had a doctor who was jerking me around the last year with clomid and hcg mono therapy. Tried the clomid mono therapy route and just got insane sides within two weeks (lungs, eyes, besides estrogen stuff).
Then tried hcg mono therapy route. Felt some minor improvements on 1000 every other day but t levels only went up to like 280. So doc bumped me to 2500 IU every other day and then I had insane estrogen sides (I’ve had gyno surgery 3 times so I know what many of these are…) but the guy refused to give me anti estrogen. With the 2500 eod hcg my t was hardly cracking 500 on the labs.
Long story short found a new doc that I really like, did probably overkill in terms of labs and all kinds of analysis, but came to conclusion that I need real TRT, given that a ridiculous HCG mono dose (yes, 2500 EOD) was hardly putting me at 500. So new doc put me on 200 mg/ml test cyp at .5 weekly, along with .5 mg anastrozole taken twice weekly, and then the 500 IU hcg two-three times weekly.
But he also kind of said just play around with the dosing days based on feel and that nothing is concrete, other than that given my estrogen issues in the past he wants me taking one of my .5 anastrozole the same day(s) as the test.
So tldr my question is what kind of protocol has given you guys succeess? I’ve read that some people prefer the test cyp every 3.5 days instead of weekly, for example. I also am clueless as to when in the week I should be taking the hcg. Given that I was on eod hcg injections pinning multiple times a weeek doesn’t bother me at all so convenience is irrelevant for me. I’m basically down for anything and want to hear the opinions of you guys who have all been on this stuff a long time.
Thanks so much in advance for your help everyone