Hey guys, I’d just like to sound out some opinions of people more experienced than me on my situation.
I’m 38, started on TRT age 32, total T at the time was 220. UK doc put me on gels initially with bad results, so I ended up self-medicating, 145mg test cyp split into 2x weekly doses, 0.25mg adex E3D, 250IU HCG 1x week (staves off aching testicles which I get without it). Total T is now around 900-1000, all other bloods good at time of last check 6 months ago.
I usually feel great, energy good, strong motivation, sex drive fine. Before I started, had classic low T symptoms. My life before/after TRT was quite the turnaround.
However - I’m pretty sure the worst of it was caused by me crashing my T by cutting out basically all fats from my diet for weeks - I was cutting at the time, and impatient (foolish).
Before that point in my life, I’d felt “ok” (my T was around 350-400 when tested in my late 20s), functional if not amazing (although I had nothing to compare it to back then, this is just in hindsight compared to how I felt after going on TRT - however I felt back then was just my normal).
Why am I considering coming off? Hassle of pinning myself twice a week for the rest of my life, hassle of having to get grey market meds delivered from the Internet, and thinking about having kids soon (although I know it’s potentially possible to recover fertility whilst on TRT by greatly increasing HCG?).
I know trying to restart may not work, and I’d be going back best case to just feeling “ok” vs how I feel now. But I’d be free of the meds for the rest of my life, and wouldn’t have to worry about fertility.
What do you think - is it worth giving it a shot? Or is the cost/benefit not there?