So i had started TRT back like February of this year. First my urologist started me on 2ML shot every three weeks. At the end of the 3 weeks got my labs and T was super low again like 280ish. So we went to 100mg every week which resulted in labs in the 400s at the trough. Had some family problems and didnt see the doc or do any TRT for about 4 or 5 months. Went back first week of october and doc said he wasnt happy with my T in the low 400s at the end of a week so we went with 200mg a week which i split into two shots using an insulin needle shallow intramuscle. Feel great after 5 weeks havent had any new labs but have two annoying side effects.
#1 is a ridiculous amount of weight gain. I have lost over 100+ lbs in the past two years so weight has been under control and still dropping however when i first went on trt i noticed i gained like 4 or 5lbs which the doc said was not related to trt but i knew it had to be because i have been in a calorie deficit and had steadily been losing weight until i started trt. Anyways when i stopped the shots the weight came off over the next 10 days or so. This time i started TRT and i also started taking 5mg creatine a day both of which i know can cause some weight gain however this is absurd. In the past month i am up 15lbs. Diet has been ok maybe 1 or 2 lbs of actual fat gain i could believe since i had some cheat days and a few parties etc. But i generally really watch what i eat and count every calorie as i still had about 15lbs to lose to hit my goal weight. I was 173 october 3rd when i started the 200mg a week. Started taking creatine that friday the 5th. I was almost 188 this morning. I lift weights heavy 5 or 6 days a week i do cardio 2 or 3 times a week and i do yoga 3 hours a week. Anyways i am very puffy and feel bloated and with a gut now. How the hell do i fix this lol?
#2 is my libido is a bit down and my erections have gone from 100% to maybe 80-85%. Still enough to get the job done but my wife has commented how she is the one who has had to initiate the last couple times. She is right we typically have sex maybe 4 or 5 times a week but its been about 3 or so a week the last few weeks and thats been mainly cause she has asked for it. When she does i am always down and like i said am hard enough to get it done she hasnt commented or noticed about the less then full erection but i feel as if its not as firm as always.
Want to catch things early before they become a problem. So what should i do? Other wise i feel great i have good amount more energy then normal and my work outs have been fantastic lately i am really killing it with the weights. Dont want to decrease the dosage if i dont have to as i finally feel better mentally and physically but dont want to cause any issues either.