It’s in your best interest to keep things in one thread so people aren’t searching all over the place trying to figure out what you have going on. I dealt with the VA for a little while after I got out of active duty, so I know what you’re going through. They are great if that’s your only option. IF that’s your only option. I ended up doing everything through a GP instead of the VA. If you have any other health insurance that would be your best bet.
I did not find any lab results in any of your posts. We can give you opinions all day long but posting lab results will give the most accurate picture. Treating symptoms and not the problem will only hurt you in the long run. The VA WILL give you all the labs they have done if you request them. I know this.
Now, all that being said, I think you made the correct choice switching to injections. You will absorb roughly 70% of an injection as opposed to 10% of the androgel if you’re lucky, which in your case, you aren’t. With the injections there is no doubt how much testosterone your body is getting. You’re 29, so you won’t need your TT as high to have higher FT (which I don’t know what your level is). Older men need higher TT (900-1000) to get their FT at high-normal range.
Suggested course of action, since I was in the military too and I know sometimes you just want someone to break it down barney style and spell it out for you.
-Split your 100mg of test cyp into 50mg 2x/week. Use 29ga insulin syringes and inject into your thigh. you can buy these on the internet
-Get some hCG, and inject 250iu (.25 ml depending on concentration) 2x/week into your belly fat same time as test injections
-Get some arimidex (anastrozole). Cut tablets in half and take the half (which would be .5mg) 2x/week with the injections for a total of 1mg a week.
After you have been on this protocol for one month, get another blood test. Make sure E2 and free testosterone is tested as well. All the testosterone in the world will not save you if you are estrogen dominant.
I know you haven’t been doing TRT very long, but you’re already in a good place!! You’re asking questions and wanting answers. It took me a while before I started doing that.
Email me and we’ll talk more. Take care.