Should I have responded better to this SERM/AI only regimen?
So I had a tests done a week ago. I've been on TRT about 2 years. I was considering a "HPTA restart". The blood was taken 14 days after last T shot (100mg) and had been taking clomid, nolva and adex 7 days when I took the test. Here are results (thyroid stuff tested periodically too so threw that in there)
TT = 192 (249-846ng/dl)
FT = 4.0 (8.7-25.1pg/ml)
Here is the thyroid panel with TSH
TSH - 5.730 (.450 - 4.500 uiu/ml)
Thyroxine (T4) - 7.7 (4.5 - 12.0 ug/dl)
T3 uptake 29 (24-39%)
Free throxine index 2.2 (1.2 - 4.9)
Dosing for the 7 days leading up to the test (format is clomid/nolva)
Day 1: 75/20
Days 2-5 50/20
Days 6-7 50/10
AND I don't have my records on me but I believe the adex dosage was 1mg divided in halves.
I've heard of people taking (25?)mg of clomid daily and achieving a very high T level after 1 week (if I remember correctly)...WTF? One of the reasons I want to "restart" is in the hope I can have kids one day. I spoke to a Urologist a few months ago; he said something like "I think you might be able to (restart)" based on a blood panel where I cleared my system for ~3 weeks and took a TT test, (estrogen) among others. He also checked my sac. He referred me to an endo for this, but I haven't gone to this point partly because I don't have a lot of faith in them in this area.
I came off TRT for ~3 weeks about 8 months ago; trying adex only and my total T came back at 350 ng/dl from the same lab. This was dosing at least 3 mg weekly.
(I have all the blood panels I've ever taken over the years, some of which include estrogen.)