Hi guys. I visit the forum often, but first time posting. I’ve been on TRT for six months now, and I’m really not seeing the results I thought I would
TLDR - on TRT, results still coming back low. If I go higher, suffer problems with ED. Go lower and I feel like shit. Not sure what to do. Thinking about quitting TRT.
I started six months ago at 258 total T (I don’t know the rest of my numbers, but I can get them if needed). I went to a clinic and started on 140mg testosterone cypionate injections weekly. After my first six week blood test, my total test was at 740, and I felt pretty good. Not great, but pretty good.
They upped me to 160mg weekly, and I came back for my next test six weeks later. To my surprise my T was at 440. They’ve slowly upped me little by little. My last test I was at 190mg weekly, and about 605 total T, and somewhere around 10.5 calculated free T.
They upped me again to 210mg weekly. The problem here was I started to suffer erectile disfunction issues. Twice I was with a girl, two different girls, and I couldn’t get it up. (That had never happened to me before and was pretty devastating.)
I am on arimdex, and my estrogen came back ok. But my dr thinks the dosage of Testosterone is too high, because the ED seems to come on Monday-Wednesday when I should be at my peak. So he lowered me back to 180mg weekly. Now the ED is gone, but I feel like shit again. My progress In the gym sucks now, and I’m holding fat in my midsection again.
Now I don’t know what to do. I can’t up the dosage where I think I’ll see better results, because I’ll have ED issues, and at the lower dosage I feel like shit in other areas.
I should mention I have a thyroid problem, Hashimotos, so mostly hypothyroid, but I’ve been treating that for years, and think I’m good there. My Endo didn’t want to put me on TRT because she didn’t think I’d get much out of it. That’s why I went to the clinic. Now I don’t know where to go from here and I’m thinking about quitting TRT altogether.
Any thoughts? I can get my specific lab results if anyone is interested.