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AGE : 33
Build: Decent, weight distributed well
Hair: Thin on top. Plenty on body and face.
Medical: Suffered from Ulcerative colitis. Colon removed 5 years ago. Low testosterone since age 24. On and off to have kids until last year.
I am having to restart my TRT again and have a few questions as it appears I will be on it for good this time and would like to get it right. I have been on and off once age 24. When we found out I was at 293 lbs and suffering from severe anxiety and some depression. Found out I was too low. Started injections. Dropped a ton weight and significant mood enchantment. Discontinued to have first child. Cycle continued until child 3 we just had last year.
I’ve been run through the mill and it was determined that my thyroid and pituitary are working fine. The labs indicate my feedback look is telling me I have enough T, but my number are still low. I have had high estrogen spikes in the past as well.
Last set of labs off therapy:
FT: 4.14 (1-26)
TT: 158 (249-836)
E2: Will be taken Tuesday before I restart
Last set of labs at 30mg test cyp weekly with DHEA Supplement
I am aware the Test I take is a small dose and here comes the question:
How do I handle the anxiety I receive after a dose higher than 50 mg? It feels like I’m bouncing off the walls and anxious as hell. At the end of the day my chest is exhausted from being so wound up. Am I still too low test wise? I made the mistake at one point of pushing 150 mg over a two week cycle (before I knew better) and had a massive panic attack).
Is DHEA necessary to supplement if it is low? Before it my E2 was high ass 55 with injections of 50mg. After adding the DHEA and reducing to 30mg my e2 dropped to 17 and I felt a lot better. Sex is great at those ranges. As it appears the Test/E2 ratio is much better.
Do I need to start at AI with the next injection and go ahead and push 100 mg?
I did find last year where the missing unformed testicle from birth did form and was was undescended and removed last year. When the undescended testicle was removed my E2 dropped. I am not sure if it was the DHEA or not as it happened around the same time. Would that undescended testicle be producing estrodiol?
I did attempt to bring up my TEST on my own and could only get it to low 300’s. My cholesterol was unreadable low and I brought that up with diet as well as excercise to no avail. The fatigue and lack of stamina after working out is difficult.
Any help and direction would great before I crank back up. I hope this has been easy to follow and read. Typing this with kids hanging on me.
Thanks so much. All the stickies I’ve read has been helpful. Last year I finally found a doctor to listen to me and start monitoring my E2. She’s awesome. Three doctors told me E2 isn’t a big deal and nothing to worry about. Idiots. Common sense tells you if you are double a range of a female hormone in a male it might be a problem.