You can have high range TT and FT with elevated E2, which can negate many of the benefits of the T. You need to have a serum E2 test and then use an aromatase inhibitor to lower serum E2 to near E2=22pg/ml. The aromatase inhibitor of choice is Arimidex/anastrozole aka adex. When an AI is needed, it is rare that a natural product would be effective. The natural products can be costly as well.
Get this book:
It is a great intro for what you need to know. The book has two shortcomings. Shippen was down on injections as these were every two weeks. The problems with injections are not there injecting often. Some inject EOD. The book also predates use of anastrozole.
It is very common for guys to do well with injections for 4-6 weeks, but then quickly go down hill as estrogen increases. The increased E leads to higher SHBG that then lowers FT. And the increased E interferes with T receptors reducing the effect of a lower FT levels.
No simple quick fixes and a lot to learn. Typically we see guys here struggling to find a doctor who knows how to do everything needed.
100mg T cyp per week, injected twice a week or EOD
250iu hCG SC EOD
After a month on the anastrozole, obtain serum E2. Adjust the dose as follows:
new dose = old dose * new_E2/22pg/ml
That will adjust the dose up or down as needed. If your E2 is in the mid thirties or higher and you doc says that it is "normal" [in range] and refuses to do anything, you are screwed. You need an optimal E2 level.
Without hCG your testes will shrink, may ache 24x7, scrotum pulls up tight. There can be a therapy induced organ failure of the testes. You loose the single largest source of pregnenolone in the [male] body. Pregnenolone has many important functions in the body and the brain. When guys have been on TRT with HPTA shutdown, adding hCG often creates an improvement in mood, which could be from restoring pregnenolone production levels. With lower pregnenolone, DHEA levels can drop as well. Not having tiny testicles is important from a sexual self image point of view and how one is regarded by one's sexual partner. The testes are important for reasons beyond testosterone and sperm production. At your age, fertility is not a concern. There are many guys here who are younger and want to be fathers. TRT without hCG threatens fertility.