Hi guys - bit of a general question, and hope this isn’t considered a shitpost
I have a quick and somewhat general question:
- Would a restart after 3-4 months be the same as a restart after longer term use?
Bit of context:
I’m 36, and had been experiencing some classic low T symptoms (depression, foggy head, low energy, poor recovery, low libido, etc) with severity for at least a year (realistically much longer). Got a blood test at a T clinic. Some quick results (sorry - don’t have full lab report in front of me):
- Total T: 458
- SHBG: 55.2
- Free T: 6.74
- Estradiol: 18.3
- Bioavailable testosterone: 158
So while my total T wasn’t terrible, my bioavailable T was a little low, so I decided to start TRT. I’m on 150mg / week Test Cyp, plus hCG (not sure of dose on that).
I’m only 3 weeks in, and I realize some of the benefits I’m seeing so far are placebo, but overall I feel good, and I’m very optimistic about next few weeks. I feel like TRT is unlocking a better life for me already.
However, I am extremely anxious about dependency on this treatment.
Possible long term health consequences, PIP, dealing with injections, these trivial things are NOT my concerns.
My concerns are things like, what if my life circumstances change drastically, i.e. job/income? What if there’s some sort of civilization collapse event that interrupts supply? I’m obviously a bit anxious, and these concerns are really weighing on me.
So I am thinking that I want to give TRT a chance for 3-4 months, and if my anxiety outweighs my life improvements, then I’ll stop TRT and do a restart. I expect that TRT will win out, and I want it to. I also expect that with a restart, I’ll have a fairly shitty crash period, but ideally will be able to get back to my old T level, and maybe by regulating my SHBG, I can improve my free T.
Thanks for reading and appreciate any input!