2.5 months ago I self-prescribed a T Gel - tested blood about 1 month after starting, levels were all good. I felt and still feel way better, the positive boost happened right away after starting.
However two things that have bothered me:
I’m bloated with 15-20 lbs of water weight (was 185 pre-TRT, 205-ish now on TRT and with a super strict diet and calorie deficit). I’ve tried taking Armidex, despite my E being good on the test - and it did nothing for my bloat therefore I’m not sure if this is E related.
Literally in matter of 1-2 weeks after starting, I lost about 25% of my cardio. What I mean by this is that running a mile is like 25% harder than before, I gas out earlier.
I’m guessing number 2 has something to do with number 1. And from what I’ve read, water retention is not a good sign but I cannot pinpoint to what can be causing it on TRT despite E being good? Any ideas?