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Recommended TRT Dose?


I was diagnosed with low testosterone and I am 25 years old. My family doctor and I assume this is due to my years of bodybuilding and steroid use. I have been on and off cycles for 5 years and have always done a PCT with no major side effects.

I live in Canada and I am on the waiting list to see an endocrinologist here but the waiting list is over a year long. I have contacted some online clinics but they seem to be way to expensive and do not ship to Canada.

So basically I am looking for your input on a recommended TRT dose for me based on my lab results below.

Since this is such a pain in the @$$ to get prescribed here I think I will order it myself and check my blood every month to make sure all levels are correct.
Here are the results my bloodtest from 5 days ago.

Testosterone total: 7.4 nmol/L or 213.256 ng/DL
Free Testosterone: 87 pmol/L
Bio Available Testosterone: 2.3 nmol/L or 66.28 ng/dl
Estradial: 50 pmol/L
Sex Hormone Binding Gobulin: 57.7 nmol/L

Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.


Please post your lab ranges. The answer to your dosing question is in the top sticky thread.


Hi sorry i looked but i do not see anything in the sticky thread but my lab ranges are

Testosterone total: 7.4 nmol/L Range 8.4-28.8 nmol/L

Testosterone free: 97 pmol/L Range 115-577 pmol/L

Testosterone bio availabe: 2.3 nmol/L Range 2.7-13.5 nmol/L

Estradiol: 50pmol/L Range <157 pmol/L

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: 57.7 nmol/L Range: 10-70 nmol/L



TRT: Protocol for Injections
•100mg test cypionate or ethanate injected per week with two or more injections per week.
•250iu hCG SC EOD [every other day]
•1.0mg Arimidex/anastrozole per week in divided doses.

You can start without arimadex and test for E2 response at your 6 week lab follow up.


As far as my lifestyle I eat clean 90% of the time, lots of healthy fats. Dont smoke drink or do drugs. Train heavy 4 days a week, HIIT cardio twice a week, and 1 3 mile run
I understand I may have to tweak the actual dose of testosterone to fit my blood levels, however what I am unclear on is whether I should be doing HCG in conjunction with the Test so my natural production doesn’t shut down? this seems to be the common practice for the online TRT clinics I have contacted.
Also I had bad Cystic acne comming off a cycle a couple years ago, now years later after some research it looks like it was high estrogen that caused the acne so in saying that I am worried about having high estrogen levels so should I take an estrogen blocker as well?
Also you dont ever come off of the TRT do you? this is a lifetime thing with no PCT?
Here is what a online TRT company sent me: SUNDAY Testosterone Injection MONDAY Anastrozole Capsule TUESDAY hCG Injection WEDNESDAY No Medication WEDNESDAY No Medication WEDNESDAY No Medication THURSDAY Anastrozole Capsule (if taking 2/week) FRIDAY hCG Injection (if applicable) SATURDAY No Medication
Thx for the help.


Starting protocol is 100mg a week. After six weeks you will retest your labs. If your T is only mid range you can bump up your dosage. Similarly, if your E spikes, you can add an AI or up your AI if you start on one. TRT is for life, no PCT.