After reading through everything I could on here all of you guys have great info in regards to HRT. Anyway here I am at 35 and I have to start HRT. I’ve been feeling like crap for years now. Zero libido, mild depression, chronic fatigue, etc. I had a difficult time obtaining HRT because my endo says I’m “fine”. Yeah right…
Does this look fine:
Bioavaialable T: 44
Free T: 1.4
All by quest labs.
A year ago my family doc checked my T and it was:
Bioavailable T: 70
Free T: 1.4
I wasn’t feeling that great then either and I was having fatigue and libido issues. The most recent numbers were done after I told him I was really starting to feel like crap. After my endo denied me I took the blood work back to my family doc and he agreed that we should try HRT. He just gave me 5grams of Androgel to start and it basically returned me to normal in two weeks. The best I’ve felt since I was 17! I debated going on HRT permanently for the last several months and decided to just do it.
After reading that everyone is switching to the shots that’s what I’m starting today. He prescribed 200mg of test cryp a week which seems really high. What do you guys think of that? It seems like I know more about this than him or the endo so that is a little frightening. Also I plan on trying some protocol of Clomid with HRT to keep from totally suppressing HPTA function. I’d still like to have a child so I need to keep my testicles going to some degree. If that doesn’t work I’ll switch to HCG. My doc doesn’t even know what that is. He’s trying to find another endo to take over my treatment but it just seems like they’re all clueless.
I have a few questions for you guys:
- Has anyone tried Clomid with HRT to limit suppression? I have read where some people have luck with it.
- Is 200mg a week to much for HRT? I haven’t read where anyone is on that dose.
- I had a hard time getting on HRT because of my physical appearance. I’m thin, toned, and muscular which is why the endo denied me. He said there was no way this was my problem given my appearance. Is there any truth to that?