Thanks for the reply. Yeah my estrogen has been anywhere between 40-93. So I am sure estrogen explains some fat storage. HCG...I have some small atrophy, but for me is an ok trade off with trt. However, the cystic acne, the abnormal hair growth, and possible thinning of hair on scalp- are all no goes for me. I can deal with some acne- even minor cystic, and I can deal with atrophy. The rest...no way!
Again at troph my DHT was 602, on a scale of 117-719. So at troph my DHT was on the high end of normal. I since then have reduce my Test CYpionate to 105mg last week.
My regular dose was 150mg- however, been since dosing down. When my DHT was checked( upon my request ) I did 120mg that week. So, unless I find a doc who can treat my DHT levels- getting them in good non hair thinning range- and prob estrogen as well....I might just quit TRT. I mean my insurance covers the testosterone, so it is Pharm grade.
Covers my needles, alchol swabs etc. So I thought it was a good deal. However, anyone's thoughts on quitting TRT, and what to expect..quitting? Also, am I wrong suspecting DHT for the hair? Also, the elevated levels of estrogen for extra fat on mid section?
Last thoughts on 200mg EOW I seen some cystic Acne, some needed cut open in the ER. My estrogen was slightly at times elevated. I would also feel almost like blood pressure was elevating at times. My test never measured super physiological.
200mg was on for 3 years
@ 150mg EW 1 year total- First 9 months
Cystic acne was about the same, my Blood pressure feelings somewhat diminished. More proactive aggressive- not roid rage- although iritable at times, almost a perfectionist....but got a lot done. Estrogen was higher! 60-90. Strength fell off a little.
@150mg EW- After distributor change- Last 3 months
Cystic Acne got worse, Hair growth on body, Hair thinning in a spot on scalp, Continued high estrogen, Test super physiological, free test got above normal on a troph. Erections the best ever, but my physical strength fell off - DHT high end of normal, measuring 602 on a scale of 117-719- this at troph. ******Do note: First time I ever checked DHT*******
I meet with my Family physician Tomorrow, she has no knowledge of A.I's etc etc. So I am sure she will be freaked to see my changes in just 3-4 months time. I have no idea what to say or to ask her. So any final thoughts would be helpful!
- P.S....I will keep this updated, as many seem to get these sides( small percentage ), and are maybe in my boat. It seems at the brand change something happened, however, that point maybe mute. Something definately happened with my TT and free test.