29years old, 180lbs, 6’2"
I have a question with regards to the following situation and timing my bloodwork. A brief history, I have had Crohn’s disease for quite some time now I have spent approximately 40-50 days in the hospital over the past 5 years trying to deal with it. Additionally, I was previously a competitive natural bodybuilder and during that 5 year span, somehow managed to get back into competing at the professional level.
Once I was done competing, I reverse dieted, kept the training, but continued dealing with my Crohn’s issues. Actually went to the hospital the day after my last show. During the entire 5 year period, my libido was non-existent, my depression continued to worsen, and I just felt like a walking zombie. This progressively worsened about 2 years after “hanging up” the posing trunks.
Over the past few years, I have been to hospitalization programs for depression and suicidal tendencies, tons of medications, and even more health issues (due to my Crohn’s medications).
Eventually I stumbled across someone going through similar issues and it turned out to be low testosterone as the cause. So, I decided to have mine checked 3 different times over a 5 month period. All three tests came back just slightly varying in results:
TT: 77 ng/dl
FT: 1 ng/dl
Ranges used at Kaiser:
TT: 240-870 ng/dl
FT: 7.0-36 ng/dl
My question is, I have been on TRT weekly for 12 weeks at 100mg and moved to 60mg twice weekly injections of Test Cyp using an insulin syringe for the past 3 weeks. However, I completely screwed up and the numbers on the insulin syringe threw me off. Instead of using 60mg, I was filling to 60 on the fill line which comes to 120mg twice a week… I won’t even tell you my career because I am a highly analytical person by trait so I can’t even explain this mistake.
I am going to get back to the protocol and do the assigned 60mg (filling to the 30), but how long will it take to get my levels back down? I don’t want to do the new labs and have crazy high numbers from this dumb*ss mistake.
I will say, on the prior numbers, I was feeling much better, but not consistently. Definitely an improvement from the past few years and my libido had finally begun to resurface. Over the past 3 weeks, everything has improved drastically. The sleep has gotten better, my mood has gotten better, and my libido is finally seemingly normal. Regardless, i want to stick to the protocol and I want to get my numbers down to have lab results that are being expected… any input?