-Thick body hair moderate facial hair, very thin hair on my head.
-Fat in my legs/stomach and chest
-I produce 0 test naturally, never will
-Test Cypionate(sp?) 200mg/mL 2x monthly, Testim 2% the second week of cycle.
-300-1100 ng/dl Range is 350-900ng/dl
-2000 cal/day, 213g Protein, 50g Fat, 166g Carbs
-Weights 3x weekly for 1hr each, cardio 3x weekly 25 mins.
-Erections seem normal
I just joined this site this morning because IÃ??Ã?Â¢??m very confused on what is going with me on and my next Dr. appt is a month and a half away.
I’m starting to get down on myself and develop an eating disorder.
Anyway, a little background, 25yrs old, been on HRT for 13 of those years. I produce 0 test naturally and never will.
I’m taking 1mL of test Cypionate (sp?) 2x monthly and my levels are ranging terribly between 1100-300 ng/dl during those 2 weeks.
To counteract these large swings my endo put me on Testim 2% about 3 weeks ago. I started using one tube daily during the second week of my Cyp cycle to try to even out the lows. This puts me higher than 1100 ng/dl after I get my injection, probably closer to 1500 ng/dl but I’m not sure by how much. My doc wants me to wait 3 months before getting blood work.
I’m also into body building, it is the main focus in my life. My schedule permits weights 3x a week for at least an hour each and cardio 3x a week for 25 minutes each. Currently I’m trying to cut down body fat while keeping as much LBM as I can. Since I’m trying to set myself up for success I count cals/macros for everything I eat and when I do cardio I do not “eat back” the calories burned. Everything is tracked through Myfitnesspal.com
Here is why I am posting this here.
I’m 6’2" 211lbs and gaining weight on 2000 cal/day and I don’t understand why. The only thing I could think of is the additional test from Testim increasing my LBM even though I’m in caloric deficit.
I’m very afraid to cut calories any further as I’ve already been told that with my stats 2000 cal is already too low.
Does anyone else have similar experience gaining weight while on HRT and a calorie restricted diet?
What other information can I provide to help?