Thanks all for the input on the High SHBG thread- with you guys giving help and insight I’ve got my head around coming back to this and I finally am giving it a proper year long attempt to get my life back.
So I’m starting a log as I’ve officially come back to this.
Starting bloods from about 3 weeks ago
Albumin 42.9 ref 35-50
SHBG 63.4 ref 18.3- 50.1
Total T 23.6 ref 9-29
E2 105 ref 41-159
FREE T 0.333 ref 0.2-0.62
Prolactin 145 ref 86-324
Free androgen index 37.2 ref 24-104
Every classic symptom. Fatigue being the tiping point to come back to this. But literally had EVERY symptom in the book!
I started Test E a a few day after these labs 3 weeks ago using some Test I had left from a TRT start last year that I aborted. This Thursday should see me back under a physician who I saw last year and I’m going to ask for a starting point of 125mg every 6 days I think - Danny cheers for your input in this, I’ll move to 5 days later if bloods show free t a bit low (I’d rather start conservative and bring it up than start too high and have to reduce dosages.
So I’m something like 3 weeks in- I’m going to sort a hand written log tonight and work back with a calender- I’m about at the point I sacked this off before last year.
So I started with 125mg every 7 days- I did 2 shots 7 days apart then moved it to 6 days for my last shot as the trough was horrendous on the 2nd shot (presumably natural production started down regulating),
I felt AWESOME the first week. I could definitely tell a difference and I knew that wouldn’t last - ED was cured. Libido back, felt less lethargic and brain fog was gone. Amazing what one injection did! Clearly low free t is causing my issues! I guess a massive sudden boost in T whilst you’ve still got all your FSH and LH working fully makes for a wild ride- especially if like me you didn’t have low total T?
I’m 2 days away from my 4th shot right now (6 day gap) and feel terrible. I cant work out if I’ve caught a bug or the declining trough with my natural production shutting down is making me feel bad.
I’m feeling really cold and all my joints hurt- I’ve been taking 10mg (half a tab) of tamoxifen every 3 days as I’m gyno prone- had surgery in the past (adult onset with no steroid use- presumably my SHBG causing this with high E2 to free t ratio). One of the reasons I’ve come back to this is I was laying LOADS of fat down on my chest again despite eating well.
Is it possible to get an almost flu like feeling a few weeks into a new protocol? Could it be the Test E oil not agreeing with me?
My head feels full of pressure- almost migraine like and has been like it 2 days- blood pressure maybe?
Anyway, I know I’m nowhere near settled yet- but thats where I’m at so far. Libido and ED has been sporadically up and down for the last 2 weeks after the first week was like being a teenager again.
I’ll keep this updated as I settle in. Thanks again for the previous advice- hope this makes sense why I haven’t tagged it on the end of a big thread about high SHBG.