I’m a 42 male about to start TRT. Over the past couple of years I’ve been gradually feeling my energy and libido going down. Significantly more so this year. I’ve went through some personal issues with my marriage and work which had me very stressed and slightly depressed, so I’m sure that had something to do with it. Along with my age of course - that I’m no longer 25.
Anyways I went to my family doctor in Toronto, did some blood tests, and these were my results:
Total T levels: 18.9 nmol/L Reference range 8.4 - 28.8
Free Testosterone 321 pmol/L Reference range 196 - 636
I discussed my options with my doctor, and TRT was one of them. After a few months of thinking it over and not feeling any better, I decided to go for it.
He prescribed Delatestryl 200mg/ml every 3 weeks.
My questions are:
1- Is this a good dosage to start with?
2- Is once every 3 weeks a good break down of the my dosage? Because from what I’ve read most people seem to be breaking their dosage to weekly or bi-weekly injections, some twice a week. If I take the shot every 3 weeks, by the 3rd week will I be experiencing more negative symptoms?
3- Is TRT enough or should I be taking something else with it? I read some people take clomid to fight some side effects? Or should I wait and see if I have any first?
4- I understand that taking TRT will kill my normal sperm production, but lets say in a year if my wife and I decide to have one more child, will going on HCG help restart my sperm production or will it be too late?
5- My job requires me to travel a lot, is it easy to travel with TRT and what happens if you miss a shot? Can you make up for it a week later?
6- How long after starting TRT can one expect to start feeling a difference?
I apologize if some of my questions are redundant or have been answered in the forum before, but as you can imagine like everyone starting this for the first time, something that will be a life long commitment - I’m a bit nervous.
I appreciate any advice or feedback I can get.