I have been doing my own trt protocol for the past few years due to not having insurance, and after tons of trial and error, and having really bad high e2 symptoms, I read somewhere to lower my dose until I felt good. Which I ended up on a very low dose of 45mg/week test e. I had my tt checked a couple years ago and it was 600. I felt fine. My energy was decent, sex drive was ok and I slept great. I did notice I felt a little anti social, and I didn’t have the zest for life like I did on a higher dose.
Fast forward to a year ago, I got insurance, and had my rheumatologist (I have lupus) check my test since my bone density was low (which was most likely due to long term use of corticosteroids), and my ft came out really low 3.2pg/ml (6.8-21.5).
So, I am starting all over again with trt. I am starting out with a higher dose of 90mg/week with eod injections. It’s only been a week, but I am having a hard time sleeping. Even my old mix of melatonin and benadryl that I use to use back when I was having a hard time with my trt years ago, isn’t working.
My question is, should I wait 6 weeks to see if my sleep improves, or is my insomnia a sign that my t dose is off, maybe too low?