I’ve been lurking on this site for the last couple months doing research in to restarting TRT. As of a week ago I restarted through a much better clinic that will allow me some freedom in how I dose. I regrettably didn’t do my research the first time which led to two week shots and too much AI which had me on an emotional and physical roller coaster. This time I’m determined to do it right.
As of now my protocol (per the clinic PA) is 200mg/week of Test Cypionate as a single shot on Thursdays (2 so far). I personally think this is a little too much but I thought this may get me through the first 6 weeks where my body stops producing T. I am doing home injections so I can modify this now or in the near future. No AI since I know to wait for symptoms if any.
Surprisingly I am already experiencing more energy but that hasn’t necessarily been a good thing. I haven’t been sleeping well the last week and last night woke up feeling like me skin was warm, sweating and my heartbeat was higher than normal. After about two hours I was able to fall back asleep. I know my hormones are all messed up with introducing an outside source of T but is it too late to lower my dosage and start injecting multiple times per week. I feel like 200mg all at once is hard for me to handle right at the beginning. My original plan was to back off the dosage and start injecting EOD at the end of the first 6 weeks.
On another subject, my TSH is still in the normal range but on the high side. The clinic PA was willing to address it now with additional testing but I wanted to wait and not do too much at once so that I could assess how the TRT was going. Any thoughts on this?
Pre-TRT blood results: