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Quitting TRT, Help in Regards to Recovery


#1

Hey guys,

So I've been active on this forum for some months now, gave TRT a go after my blood test revealed Low free T and high e2 with high SHBG.

I don't want to get onto the details again, as all i have been thinking about in the last few months. TRT has made me feel more depressed, like before it was a lowish mood but I was functional, all this stress and uncertainty about TRT made me a zombie. I cannot function like this, I'm really lifeless, I didn't know it was possible, Body aches, anxiety. I am of the opinion that T may not itself be causing 100% of these issues but my obsessing over how I feel with it and the anxiety of T not doing anything positive except morning wood is the reason for my lifeless state.

So I'm gonna go off and get rid of this stress, as I was not nearly close to the mess I have been in the past 2-3 months since TRT. I may revisit this avenue if I don't recover from the restart, when I'm more calm about it. For now, I want to be medicine free and get back to day to day functioning, which at this stage I am unable to do with TRT and the stress.

I have read the HPTA restart sticky. What I understand is that I'll have to inject hCG for 3-4 weeks after stopping T injections to avoid a crash between T washes out and then run nolvadex at 20mg EOD and anastrozole. After 4-6 weeks, depending on the bloodwork, taper off the nolvadex and cruise on anastrozole to control e2 rebound.is this okay?


#2

Restart protocols are not in my wheelhouse because I never considered it an option for me. I just want to say that I'm sorry this process didn't help you. I'm thankful for your help on this site and wish you the best of health.


#3

Thank you Nash. You've been great along with some others here, you guys are a good bunch. This is a process I could re consider when I'm emotionally a bit detached with it, with a stable routine and mind. Right now, this process has been draining and I am depressed with how it's gone. I feel to save myself further troubles, it makes sense that I control the damage and get back to life. Hopefully not, but if I explore this avenue again, I hope to be not be so overwhelmed and be calmer about the process and patient.


#4

Sorry to hear it did not work for you. You have been overwhelmingly helpful to others here. I hope to see you post every once in awhile.


#5

hopefully you get this notification, but do you have an update on how recovery is going?


#6

Hey
What happened, I am avoiding TRT from past 2 years and now i find you are quiting. We have argument on one post here whether to go on TRT or not. Can you please explain what drawbacks you find on TRT , it can be helpful for me.