Male, 39 yo, 216 lbs.
Been hypogonadal for 10+ years, cause unknown. Tried to correct with diet, exercise, and supplements to no avail. Been on TRT for almost a year and still low. In fact, with TRT, I only go as high as pre-trt levels, sometimes lower (~200-300)- weird
Started with 50mg/2 weeks now at 200mg/e 5 days. Injecting in glutes using 23G 1 inch needles. Under care of endocrinologist. Good guy but cant seem to figure it out.
Experiencing horrible crashes by day 4. Cant get E levels to go up either so get symptoms like joint pain. I’m aware 200mg so often is a high dose- still not seeing benefits like increased muscle mass and weight loss. Memory and cognitive functions are shit.
Losing weight is impossible despite diets, gym and intermittent fasting. Lost weight in the past with modafinil but not practical.
Only other abnormal test is thyroglobulin which is always low.
Is it practical to use a higher dose? Is there something wrong with receptors? Considering getting off TRT altogether.