Looking for some advice and to see if anyone else has experienced this…
Just started TRT with a reputable clinic here in the Tampa Bay area this week, and ever since starting TRT, I am exhausted. I am on a daily regiment of 20mg due to my low SHBG. I feel ok most of the morning (not great), but then around 4-5pm I crash hard. So tired and lethargic. Is this normal while my body adjusts? If so, how long will this last for those that have experienced the same. I understand that it’ll take about 5 weeks to stabilize, but I am looking for some re-assurance that this is part of the process and things will get better.
Appreciate your input!
You’re taking 20mg a day and that is all? Nothing else whatsoever? Did the fatigue start within days of starting TRT or did it start later?
That’s it. The plan is to dial in the T and then decide if we need to add HCG down the road. Not planning to have any more kids, so it’s not a big deal. It started on the second day…I am on day 4 currently. I am in my early 40s in case you were wondering. I recently started lifting 3 days a week and cardio twice a week again (after contracting Covid in June). Was doing a search and found a few folks that had similar issues and it seemed to be resolved with increased caloric/protein intake. Could it be that simple or should I consider other avenues?
I have low SHBG and am currently on a 20mg EOD protocol and won’t reach a stable state until Saturday and experience is the same, energy during day and sometimes low energy at night.
The dialing in progress can take awhile and I doubt you get your protocol right on the first try. Your protocol may be too much T, time will tell.
If this started the second day I wonder if you have an intolerance to the type of oil you’re using. Ask your doc if you can switch to a different oil with a different base. I’ve seen this happen a few times.
So I should expect this until about week 5? Thank for the input!
I thought about that as well. I am using pharmaceutical grade test from CVS, not compounded at one of the partner pharmacies. Def something to check into. Appreciate the input!
I would bet on 4-6 weeks, it really depends on the person as no two men’s experience are exactly identical.