Quick background. I used to be a bigger guy, around 240lbs at my peak. I got myself in shape through diet and except use, getting myself down to a lean 150lbs, decent composition and around 10% body fat.
For the last couple of years though I have faced what feels like a constantly decreased metabolism. Maintaining and especially losing weight has become incredibly difficult. It’s got to the point whereby my life has become rather miserable; either accept getting fat or limit myself to an incredibly bland, restrictive diet.
I’ve had just about every blood test in the book, thyroid stats all checked out, and I’m not pre-diabetic or anything like that.
However, my testosterone levels were low, approx 12 nmol/l and so I began TRT about 8 weeks ago now. I’m taking 2x 0.15ml enanthate and 2x HCG per week.
I was really hoping that TRT would help resolve the metabolic issues I’ve been facing, but this far I’ve noticed no difference whatsoever in relation to this or any of my other symptoms (depression, fatigue) - maybe just a slight improvement in libido.
I had my levels checked again last week, and testosterone was now slightly high at 30 nmol/l, with free T also slightly high. Estradiol was significantly raised as well, and as such my doctor has recommended an aromatase inhibitor.
Is it still to early to expect to see changes in body composition, weight management etc. or is it more likely that I’m barking up the wrong tree with TRT? I’m thoroughly fed up at the minute.
Happy to provide further information if needed. Thanks!