Long time lurker, first thread posted. I’m eleven weeks into my weekly injection of 100 mg tect cyp and hoped I’d be feeling amazing by now. I’m 41 yo, 5’-11", 180# healthy & in good shape besides being a few points above the low end of normal test before trt, lift weights 3-4 times a week.
My base line total test before trt was 30-40 points above the low scale and I had all the low symptoms for a few years. I finally found a Dr willing to treat me and 11 weeks in I thought I’d be feeling better. Dr started me out at 100mg test cyp weekly home injection. After 6 weeks I got lab work two days after injection (peak labs)
Total test: 1400 of 249-836
E2: 58 of 6-39
Hematocrit: 41 of 38-52 (actually 47, had wrong number)
Test was high along with E2 as I wasn’t started on an Ai protocol in the beginning. The Dr says I should feel amazing with that test level. I had a bit more motivation and energy but not a drastic change in symptoms as I was hoping for. My dose is reduced to 80mg test weekly and .25 anastrozole twice weekly. I’m now five weeks into the new protocol and don’t feel much better or different from original protocol or from before treatment. I’m not sure the Ai dose is enough and I’m not scheduled to get labs for another 6 weeks.
I was taking my Ai at 2 days and 5 days after injection and noticeably felt better after taking it. Dr said I could take it day of and then again 3 days after which I’m trying this week and don’t really like. I know it takes a while to get timing correct.
Finally my long winded question is should I try increasing my Ai to three times a week and see how I feel or get labs checked now via private lab to see what my levels are?