I’m new to TRT and I’ve got some questions before beginning TRT on Tuesday. I don’t have a copy of my lab scripts since I am out of state working at the moment but I do know the total numbers of testosterone and estrodial. I will post them below.
Body Fat- 22%
Testosterone- 403 ng/dl (250 - 1100)
Estradiol- 37 pg/mL
The first lab I got back in April my test levels were much higher (T- 763 ng/dl E- 32 pg/mL) but I had been taking some of those over the counter test boosters 4 weeks prior to the test, and I made the mistake of eating before my lab. The results above were taken after I had fasted 14 hours, and had not been on over the counter test boosters for 10 weeks.
I’m feeling symptoms associated with Low T. Tired all of the time, no motivation, brain fog, no libido, haven’t had a morning erection in months, fat build up in my stomach, and especially around the areole area on my chest(man boobs). Anyway, my doctor suggested TRT, and prescribed me 100mg Test Cypionate/1mg Anastrozole subcutaneous. So it’s Test Cyp- 50mg/Anastrozole-.5mg Every 3 days. He also has me on 500iu of HCG on injection days. I’m just looking for some guidance here. I’ve read that using an AI when starting TRT can sometimes be bad but I’ve read others saying it’s the best way to start. Since my estrogen levels are in the normal-high range my doctor wanted to try and clear that up. He didn’t want estrogen to keep rising along with testosterone. Do you guys think using an AI is the right thing to do from the start? Let me know if you guys think I’m on the right track. I’m scheduled for my next blood screen 10 weeks from now.