Check your thyroid levels. At least TSH and FT4 and FT3. Some check rFT3 but I don’t think it’s necessary unless you’ve been put on medication and the other numbers are stable. There is a link between SHBG and thyroid function.
I do delts twice a week; if I was blasting I’d add a VG site, but otherwise I don’t stray too far
I’d get the first test done around that 12 week mark
No answer to that one. Maybe you can do this for two years and then recover perfectly fine. Maybe you go six months, change your mind, try a restart and you’re significantly lower for life. No way to know.
Nope. My numbers were low but not clinical when I started. Doctor is pretty good about treating symptoms and not numbers. I’ve never looked back.
Three months is not enough time, you should be prepared to give TRT at least a year, but I’m afraid some individuals are still fine tuning their protocols at 3 months. It will take 6-12 months to see significant improvements provided you have dialed in your TRT protocol quickly in that time frame.
The enanthate and cypionate are like brothers, they are alike. The cypionate has a 2 days half-life lead over enanthate which isn’t much.
Everyone is different, I’m a hyper responder to all forms of TRT, 6mg daily is enough to get positive reactions within minutes, improved erections, more energy, more sociability, improved cognition and bigger appetite within hours.
I am 33 and just started. I’ve only done 2 injections, one in each quad. So far I just get a very mild ache after the injection, I feel like it wouldn’t affect your bike riding. However, you can always inject in the delts, it’s just a little trickier if doing it by yourself, you’ll need to get used to doing an injection with one hand.
Make sure to use a higher gauge needle, it will help a lot with any discomfort. I’ve also heard injecting deeper reduces pain, although I don’t know if there is truth to that.
Ok so I’m 5 days in. Done 2 jabs- I’m definitely feeling some nipple sensitivity. I’m just on test at the minute. Would you guys give it a bit to let everything settle with just test or I’ve also got a script for arimidex- 1/4 tab twice per week.
I wanted to steer clear of inhibitors if I can help it…
Looking for advice, I’m a bit uneasy about the long term implications of using them?
You don’t have gyno after 5 days. That shit takes a while to develop. You don’t need to take an AI. Your body is going to be going through all kinds of changes. You may feel less than ideal for a couple months and then it gets better. Anytime you change shit you restart the clock.
Yeh I know I’ve not got gyno- but I DO have nipples behaving fucking weird. Going hard all the time and sensitive. That’s why I was aking- you guys have been through this and if that’s a sign Gyno will develop over the next month or two then I’d try an AI.
If it’s ok for this and you guys say yeh that’s just settling shit and don’t worry then great.
Don’t use an AI. If you have signs of gyno 6 months from now you can look into tamoxifen. Taking an AI now when just starting TRT and using a very small 125mg dose you’ll risk crashing your E2 and will pray for the days when your worst problem was your nipples felt sensitive.
Read others experiences on this site. Lots of people report feelings in their nipples and they eventually go away. Your body is getting used to a new flood of hormones and it takes time to get to where things normalize.