Sir, could you please review values. I’ve noticed a decline in mood lately from my protocol. Just feeling blah. Not as intense in mood as previous. Initial doctor was prescribing 200mg/wk (E7D) but estradiol was high, and had occurence of back acne, and nipple started to get puffy (had pubescent gyno). After reading your stickies I switched down to 100mg/wk but split injections E3D due to work schedule. This was going on for last couple years.
I inject Test Cyp 50mg (0.25cc) E3D subq. Arimidex was 0.5mg E6D.
I also follow up with ZMA, 900mcg ED Iodine (Kelp), 90mg Potassium, 10000iu D3, 50mg DHEA.
EDIT: Following in regards to initial post profile guidelines:
-weight: 234lbs, approx 22% BF (electronic scale, I know not accurate)
-Moderate body hair on arms, chest, abdomen, back. Thin, straighter.
-Still carry lower abdominal fat, always have since puberty, even when dieting down to 180. Never got really lean, lost weight, but almost skinny fat around midsection. PL training and heavy ab work makes it a bit better now with abdominal tone, but still carry most fat around midsection, some chest.
-Initially had low test levels when rotated back from Iraq in '09. Tested in low 240s @ 26 years old. Military, shift work, suffered a heavy concussion due to motorcycle racing accident. Was unconscious, but awoke on my own. Only noticed heavy mental fog due to concussion syndrome, lasted about 1 month.
-Higher protein, moderate fat, limited carb intake, focus on fibrous veggies. Paleo for a little while, but had to have rice and beans every once in while to feel normal. And that tortellini tho…
-Heavy PL training, 5/3/1 method, limited cardio, lower volume work.
-No testicular pain, but they have seemed to gotten smaller. No longer interested in fertility, have one child now and done.
-Arousal seems normal during the day, no issues with libido during waking hours, rarely wake with morning wood, maybe twice a month? Only when sleeping more than 5hs that I usually sleep.
-I work for FD, FFPM, so 24h on/48h off, with 24h period with broken irregular sleep, if I can get sleep on shift, it’s still limited at 5-6 hours uninterrupted. Was previously sleeping 4-5 hours a night 6 days a week at previous job (military).
Cholesterol Total - 188
Triglycerides - 119
LDL - 136
HDL ratio - 6.5
NON-HDL - 159
BGL - 100
Sodium - 137
Potassium - 4.3
Chloride - 102
TSH - 4.88
Iodine, Serum/Plasma - 57 (waking temps 95.5, 96, raises to 97.3 highest mid afternoon)
T3 - 2.8
T4 - 1.1
Test Total - 844 (Labs taken before injecting for the day)
Test Free - 133.9
Test Bio - 240.4
SHBG - 33
Prolactin - 8
Estradiol - 20
Estrogen control has been issue with me in the past, but E3D injections have seemed to help. Also recently source liquid anastrozole to dose 0.5mg E3D along with injection schedule.
Thank you for all the information you have provided on this topic. Your research has made my results for TRT treatment much more predictable and manageable. My GP and my “TRT” doctor have little background, and never spent any effort into the pharmacokinetics of these substances.