thank you for your reply
i have done labwork before starting trt but i dont have them available.. i was JUST out of limits in total and free.. that along with lost of muscle and increase fat and other symptoms like hot flashes and anxiety,.. i decided to get on TRT and doc allowed it. The doc did some stupid stuff tho in the beginning,. 1ml of test Cyp ONCE a MONTH? wtf? then twice a month, then once every 10 days and now im at 1ml every week. I divide it into .5ml tues eve and .5ml sat morn
the doc stated he was worried i was going to get addicted so i believe this is why he started me off so slow.
i have my most recent blood work
total, free test, lh , fsh, estradiol. liv enzymes and CBC were only taken, no shbg or cortisol which i think should have been tested.
LH < 1 range is 2-9 iu/l
FSH <1 range is 2-12 iu/L
testosterone 17.9 range 7.6 - 31.4
estradiol 219 range < 159 pmol/L
free test 540 range 196-636 pmol/L
as you can see my estradiol is more than double what it should be.. so im being referred to an endocronologist to hopefully get some arimidex..
heres the thing.. even tho my free test is almost in the upper range.. when i work out i am not making any gains and my strength is shot.. before i use to be able to build muscle so easily and have super strength .. i dont know wtf happened.. im hoping once the estradiol is reduced to like 80 or so, my strength and gains will come back..
im also trying to increase my dose from 100mg to 200mg a week. but i dont know if the doc will allow that.. i already have my previous muscular physique from years ago buried under a lot of body fat but i still pass for the bodybuilder type so this works against me when i ask the docs for AIs or higher dose or shorter duration.. they stereotype me and deny my requests.
also i wanted to ask.. IM vs subQ. what is really the preferred method?