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Unsure If I Should Continue TRT


#1

I’m 33 years old. I’ve have 3 weekly injectsions of 140tc and .5 ai.

My pre trt test were in the mid 200s e was in 20s. I have had lots of stress the last couple on months and I think that was has attributed to my low t. I have also come off of Ativan recently. I was having brain fog low energy and restlessness! My hands still shake throughout the day. I tried some cbd oil extract and it seemed to calm me down quit a bit.

I am unsure if want to continue trt and be on it for life or can this be my turn around point and go on clomid and try that? I don’t seem to be having to many positives with it. I have had ups and downs and my prostate and testicles ache more and more. I meet with my doctor tomorrow what should I do?


#2

You need to give TRT time. It’ll take a few weeks for the first effects to become apparent. Dosage and protocol might need to be tweaked.

https://www.nebido.com/tools/index.php/en/default/index/effects-tool

I’d suggest giving it another two or three months before abandoning it. Get blood tests in a few weeks, and make changes from that if necessary.

I don’t know much about anxiety, but I suffer from depression, and I believe that there’s a certain amount of commonality between them.

TRT can help depression, particularly when it’s treatment resistant, but it’s not a cure. I think that aspect is oversold. From my experience, I’d characterise it as being as effective as a low dose SSRI such as 50 mg of Sertraline / Zoloft.

Take a look at BigNoKnow’s YouTube channel. He’s found TRT to be helpful, but still has problems.

https://www.youtube.com/user/bignoknow