First I want to make clear that I am not trying to discourage anyone. Just the opposite. I think TRT works for a lot of men and if we can all learn something from my mistakes then we all benefit. So Im going to post a VERY brief summary.
I started with a compounded 10% cream 1g/day in early DEC. Also 250 IU HCG 2x week. My Test before starting was 182. I had some little benes: better orgasm, waking earlier in the morning ready to go. I interupted TRT just before Christmas and resumed middle January. I varied between 1g - 2g per day, I kept HCG at 250 iu 2x week.
By the end of January I was absolutely lazy, stupid and unhappy. I could not do math in my head. I could not type. I quit working out. I worked very little and daydreamed all the time. I almosr quit I was so miserable. KSMan sent me many PMs and encouraged me to hang. I decided to switch to the injectable and added anastrozole 1mg/week the middle of Feb. Also began 1 IU/day HGH at the same time. Near the end of February I am back in the toilet though i never quite climbed all the way out. I increased the dosage of Test Cyp for awhile to 28mg EOD from 14. I do this for a week or so and then back down. I also tried increasing dosage of the AI since I was/am convinced that Estradiol was/is causing my problems. I continue to be lazy, stupid and unhappy through march, and now suffering weak wood as well, until i noticed testicular atrophy despite the HCG. Well that was pretty much the last straw and the last week in March I quit TRT. I continued the AI and a different batch of HCG for a week or so, and then stopped that as well.
I do not have the soft testicles nor the shrunken scrotum- but I am still a lazy, unhappy dumbass who cant do arithmatic in his head. But I think I am getting a little closer to normal.
Now this has been real brief but the point is to try and id mistakes. I will offer 2 for your consideration and invite others to contribute for the benefit of us all:
I had only BW on Tot Test and IGF-1 before I began. Therefore when things started to go wrong I could not have done another panel to help me ID where the problem was. I suspect Estradiol but since I didnt test it I dont know.
I kept my HCG too long and should have been more careful of it shelf life.
I contnued with HGH and I am taking Alpha Male and Super Miraforte in an effort to improve my T/E ratio naturally. I am thinking of doing the LEF blood panel at the end of March or early april to see where Im at with the HGH and the herbs. May just hang with that or may try TRT again.
Again I aint trying to discourage anyone, just the opposite. Lets share knowledge and experience and get smarter.