As the title states, I’m starting TRT and my doctor has prescribed 200 of mg of test cyp. / wk. I’m actually going to the clinic tomorrow so that they can show me how to self-administer. Good times ahead (I hope)!
I’m not a gymhead these days, but have some leftover muscle from when I used to be. I’m 6’2" 228 lbs., and have slowly and steadily been losing weight as I focus on portion control. I’m out of shape, to be sure, but thankfully some of the mass I gained in my early 20s has stayed on.
I noticed that I was experiencing crazy mental fog, apathy, and very low libido, so I went to speak with my doctor about it. On a related note (?), I also took ages to heal from scratches, bumps, and bruises compared to when I was in my 20s. Something that used to take 5 days to heal now took a whole month. With these things laid out, my doctor made the call to get some labwork done to determine if low test was the culprit. I’ve attached my lab results for reference. As you can see, I’m definitely someone with low t.
Nevertheless, my doc didn’t want to start with testosterone right off the bat, so he prescribed clomiphene citrate (clomid) to see if that would help any. Screenshot 3 (03/17/2021) shows that it did almost nothing for me, and in fact drove my free test down.
That being said, I am looking forward to seeing what TRT can do for me. I think that pairing this with a return to the gym is going to get me right where I need to be. Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, etc. I know that 200 mg / week is on the “higher” end of TRT, but I’m glad not to waste any more days, weeks, and months with nearly non-existent T-levels and seeing my prime years wasted.