Please read these stickies then come back with more info and questions:
- advice for new guys
- protocol for injections
- things that damage your hormones
- finding a TRT doc
200mg/week typically is a bad way to get started. Many get good results and high-normal T levels with 100mg/week
You need to inject twice a week. Once a week is spikes and crashes.
Your E2 [estradiol] levels will probably mess you up in a few weeks.
Not wanting to be a dad is one thing. Finding a women who wants to be childless is a whole other problem.
Please note the references to hypothyroidism and iodine deficiency in the stickies. You can check overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky.
Please post your pre TRT lab work with ranges:
LH/FSH - really needs to be done prior to TRT, otherwise doc is incompetent.
prolactin - if elevated, get a MRI to check for pituitary adinomas which can be easily manages with 0.5mg/week Dostinex/cabergoline
fasting cholesterol - can be too low in young guys
TSH, fT3, fT4 if body temperatures are low
When do you think the problems started?
Any accidents or blows to the head leading up to that?
Symptoms of low thyroid function or hypothyroidism:
sparse outer eyebrows
feeling cold easily
general hair thinning
lower T levels
- can be caused by not using iodized salt
- note that many of these symptoms are the same as low T