I consulted Dr. Crisler about 6 months ago and got my TRT protocol as follows:
-> 0.75ml (3 clicks) of 20% Testosterone cream (from compounded pharmacy), daily
(cream because I was too afraid of injections)
-> 70mg of Test Cyp twice a week (total 140mg)
-> 200 IU HCG twice a week
-> .25 mg Anastrozole twice a week
-> Dostinex .10mg once a week
Then I left the US again and meanwhile I read a lot and heard injections are better. But since I had already left the US, I consulted a local doctor and got Testosterone injections and started this protocol:
- Test 100mg twice a week (total 200mg)
- HCG 300iu thrice a week
Anastrazole .25 mg 4x a week
in addition, local doctor based on my blood work, also put me on
- statin to control cholestrol
- metaformin 500mg to control sugar - she said I was pre-diabetic
- NOTE: I was already on 100-125mcg Levothyroxine for Thyroid
NOTE 2: I started taking both statins and metaformin. At first, I was following the prescription and then I got lazy and I’d just take it maybe once a week.
I wasn’t religiously following this TRT protocol. Sometimes I miss doses - quite often I missed HCG doses.
Anyway, I got back to the US now and learnt that Dr. Crisler has passed away! My deepest condolences!
Now I’m looking for a new doctor and be disciplined about TRT. So far I’ve just been irregular in both frequency of my doses as well as amount of doses. Been winging it.
Here are side effects:
My head hair has become curly. Went from super straight to curly and thinner (weaker?). I didn’t notice it at first but in the last 2-3 months, my hair has become curly and the only thing new is TRT.
Hair loss has accelerated
Acne but not a lot and instead of face, it is on my back / shoulder
Erectile Dysfunction - for a period of maybe 4 weeks, my ED was almost fixed. Meaning, I’d take cialis and I’d get rock hard. But now ED is back. Even with triple my normal Cialis dose, I dont get 100% hard. Maybe 50% hard and lose erection mid sex.
Ultimately, the original problem I went to doctors was ED and then TRT was prescribed. I’m now back on ED and I don’t have a doctor to continue and adjust my TRT protocol and fix my ED.
I’m thinking, I’ve a lot of all these medicines still left over. So, I can maybe start this for next 3 weeks and then go to a Doctor (keep researching for doctors in the meanwhile) and let him order blood work and adjust dosage from there. Here is my proposed dosing after reading a lot of forums and bro-science (so to speak):
- Test Cyp 50mg twice a week, for a total of 100mg
- HCG 300 IU twice a week (same time as Test)
- No anastrazole - AI
- Statin 20mg with dinner daily
- Metaformin 500mg morning with breakfast
- Levothyroxine 100mcg first thing in the morning
Clomid low dose twice a week - because I hear Clomid stimulates your system to produce SPERM. With HCG alone, you are producing no sperm, just testosterone.
_NOTE: My blood work always shows low SHBG. _
Note: I may be high DHT (given hair loss/mpb and I’m 36 years old now)
My goals are:
- Fix ED
- Stop or slow down hair loss
- Preferably get my original (non-curly, flat, thick) hair type back!
- be on as less medication as possible
-> get off TRT completely, eventually
-> get off Thyroid medicines completely, eventually