I started TRT about 6 weeks ago and HOLY SHIT has it made a difference. I started lifting again after letting myself get horribly out of shape. Since 06/01/11 I’ve been adding 10 lbs. of weight on the bench press every time I work out. I started with light weight, but have added 60 lbs. to my workout weight with no drop in sets or reps…and it feels easier every week even though I’ve added weight. On my first workout, my muscles were screaming at the 15th rep. They’re still screaming at rep #15, but with 60 lbs. added, I can live with that.
My recovery time has gone from a week pre-TRT (with minimal results) to 3 days. As for libido, I’m not at teenager levels, but that wasn’t the point of the TRT. I’m back to my late 20’s drive, which is great. Unfortunately, my E2 levels were elevated (48.3) after my first round of bloodwork since starting, so I’m on Adex now. The downside is that I’ve gained 8 lbs. in a month. My pants are still fitting the same and I’m still using the same belt notch. I can only assume that 8 lbs. of pure muscle in a month would be impossible. My only guess is water retention in the muscles due to taking creatine. Can anyone shed some light on this? Does TRT generally cause water retention?