Posted several months back about advice for TRT.
Due to a back injury I was prescribed opioids by the VA for years, and it shut off my testosterone production TOTALLY.
Long story short, started off with basically nonexistent test levels (I think 42 on a range of 72-800 total test) Went from lowest to highest dose of Androgel. Total test Level crawled up to only 120, free wasn’t much better.
Went from lowest possible injectable dose of T, to .5 ml twice per week now.
Total Testosterone now up to 900.
On a range of 46-224, free testosterone is 400.
(I also take 10,000 IU of D3 per day since that is supposed to help with depression and available test)
Using Anastrazole with my highest T dose, my Estradiol went from 49 down to 24.
Shgb was at 7 on lowest injectable T dose, now its 5.
Hemoglobin is 17, just donated blood to lower it a few days ago; I plan to do that regularly from now on.
Hematocrit is 51.
LH and FSH are both low; I think about .3 and .7 (don’t have the labs in front of me)
PSA has gone from 2.1 to 2.2, about the same.
Prior to TRT at this higher dose, I couldn’t achieve an erection at all, I had a huge belly, no energy, brain fog, etc.
Now I feel great.
VA docs say they will only treat me if my total test stays at 400.
I’m thinking of going to DefyMedical, or an outside doc.
I want to stay on my T and Anastrazole protocol, in conjunction with donating blood regularly.
Given what I’ve shared, are my levels ok, and is it SAFE to remain where my levels are at? (Minus the high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels)