Height 183cm / 6’
Weight 78kg / 171lbs
I don’t even know where to start. My partner and I were trying to conceive and ended up both going through all the regular testing you would with an IVF clinic. I’d been feeling a massive decline in my memory, motivation and cognitive function for quite a while along with my libido reduced to nothing, erectile problems started etc. My initial screening showed my testosterone levels were low for my age 11.2nmol/L or 322ng/dl.
I decided to ask the doctor to help me out with all of this and got referred to an endocrinologist and went through a lot of testing over the months that progressively saw my testosterone levels drop as below.
Plenty of blood work and an MRI were ordered before there was a suggestion that I should undergo TRT with Reandron 1000. I’ve been really hesitant about the whole thing but thought I probably couldn’t feel any worse than I did now and my partner thought I should give it a go. I went and got sperm frozen and grabbed the script and headed to the doctor’s office for my first shot.
The initial protocol for loading set by the endocrinologist was basically 1 x 4ml injection every 30 days for 3 months and then recheck my trough levels and sperm analysis 10 weeks after the last injection.
First injection, 3-7 days later I felt like a million bucks. My mind was super sharp again, I was hitting the gym 5 days a week and HARD. I had huge amounts of energy, libido went through the roof, I felt like I was alive again and I was euphorically happy and supercharged. I couldn’t believe I’d been living such a dead life for the past 5-7 years.
Second injection 30 days after the first landed me in hospital with drug induced hepatitis. I started out really sick and vomiting for several days until I started vomiting up red blood at which point I my partner called an ambulance and I went to emergency in the early hours of the morning.
No drugs or alcohol taken other than a multivitamin and preconception multivitamin (zinc).
I had blood drawn for a FBE, LFT 15 minutes before my first injection and my liver function was perfectly normal.
Multiple Biochemical Analysis
My bloods at the initial hospitalization were as follows.
Estimated GFR 85L
T-BIL 54H U/L (4-20)
ALT 5,530H U/L (5-40)
AST 1,445H U/L (10-40)
GGT 330H U/L (5-50)
ALP 97 g/L (35-110)
T-Protien 66 g/L (66-83)
Albumin 35 g/L (36-47)
Over a 5 day period it has dropped to
Estimated GFR 84L
T-BIL 22H U/L (4-20)
ALT 845H U/L (5-40)
AST 51H U/L (10-40)
GGT 146H U/L (5-50)
ALP 60 g/L (35-110)
T-Protien 67 g/L (66-83)
Albumin 34 g/L (36-47)
I have another blood test that I’m waiting results for this Monday as I’m now an outpatient of the hospital liver clinic. I just can’t find any justification for this happening? Obviously when I went back to my doctor he terminated TRT immediately and referred to a second endocrinologist who I’m yet to see that said I should have never been given TRT to begin with. I don’t really know what to believe or do now as I felt amazing on it. However I can’t write off my liver.