Long time lurker here. I’m looking for some advice on my current TRT protocol. I began TRT back in January of this year:
In January, I was on 140mg of T, 500iu of HCG, and .25 of anastrozole once weekly, IM injection.
One month later, my labs were:
Total T: 908 ng/dL
Estradiol: 38.5 pg/ml
I felt pretty great, but I was a little bloated due to the high estrogen. So, I upped the anastrozole to .5mg once weekly. I also decided to come off HCG because I was worried about putting too many drugs in my body (probably a bad idea), and I wanted to focus on getting optimized with T first.
Then, my T levels started dropping.
So, I started injecting 90mg of Twice per week, no HCG, and .25mg of anastrozole at each injection.
My follow up labs in March were:
Total T: 661ng/DL
I wasn’t feeling good. I had brain fog, low motivation and low libido.
So, I went back to once weekly injections, but with 160mg of T.
My recent labs came back:
Total T: 551
My questions are:
- Why is my testosterone level falling?
- Can one expect such a large dropoff in T levels when stopping HCG?
- Will re-starting HCG get my T levels back up?
- Should I switch to SubQ injections and increase my dosage frequency?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated here. I’m tired of feeling like this. Thanks very much in advance.