Good afternoon to those reading, I am 25 years old (6’1 210lbs 14%BF) and trying to dial in my TRT after years of AAS abuse, coming off for months with not much recovery and finally here we are at hormone replacement. Per my TRT doc, he put me on 500IU hcg each day along with 250mg testosterone per week. Reason for the HCG dose was to see how my natural T responds, and I will say strangely I feel a better sense of well being/ mood from the HCG but the test feels like it neutralizes that. A lot of factors are ringing bells as to why testosterone is making me feel more sluggish tired and depressed and I do know this per my last blood test:
(Re testing soon to re evaluate these levels)
T-3 reverse- 24
free T3- 3.4
free T4- 1.2
Thyroglobulin antibodies- <1
Thyroid peridoxase antibodies 2 IU/ML
Cortisol urinary test completed, waiting on results. Also not having any estro sides/ issues, so I am willing to rule that out.
Hopefully someone with similar issues can chime in as to why test can be causing a depressive effect on my system. Thank you.