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Side Effects of TRT?


#1

I was just wondering what kind of negative side effects you guys have experienced on TRT. I have been on TRT for over a month now and I am not sure if some of the stuff I am experiencing is from the test or what. I am having some irritation in my gums not sure how to fix this issue.

Also my sex drive has decreased, when i started the test my sex drive was through the roof even with my total test at 175. Also I have had the feeling that I am coming down with a cold or something for over 2 weeks and this could be attributed to the weather change but after a shot if feels like I get worse then better until the next one. I wonder if these things should go away over time (gum irritation).

Even with all of this being said, the positives far outweigh the negatives. I feel better, my depression and anxiety issues have gone away. I am stronger in the gym, I sleep better, my overall mood is much better and I am generally a much calmer person than before. I am very pleased with the overall outcome of starting TRT, i just wish that my sex drive would go back to normal.


#2

so is your doctor monitoring your estradiol levels?
what about your cortisol, TSH, DHT, ferritin, etc. results?

all of those can easily impact your libido.


#3

I am going back to the doctor on December 6th to get my bloodwork done. Hopefully they can figure out something to kick my drive back in.


#4

Once I got my aromasin/adex regimen figured out, my libido shot up...it is a fine balancing act and I think I am almost dialed in...no idea what my E2 levels are but once I am constant with the dosing and feel good, I will go get it checked for future reference in case it slides in the fture...


#5

Read the stickies, all of this is there.