I am in the UK so i appreciate ranges are different aswel as treatment here on the nhs is not a patch on what you guys in the US receive, we get no hcg or A.I as standard and from what i have read i prob wouldnt get these if needed.
Started nebido (given every 12weeks) my 1st from of treatment the 1st injection 5th november 2010,
had my 2nd booster inj 6 weeks later 17th december.
My 3rd is due this month 17th march.
So far dont really notice much difference and nothing really significant to report and dissapointed to say the least my levels are not going up higher and staying higher along with the increase in free t and reduction of shbg.
Heres the info from my last 3 blood tests which have been taken periodicaly from me starting treatment in november 2010.
3/12/10-1st blood test
total t- 8 nmol(range 9-40)
shbg- 47 nmol (range 12-78)
albumin- 43 gl (range 31-47)
6/1/11-2nd blood test
total t- 18.6
shbg-45 (only tests taken)
10/2/11-3rd and last blood test
serum oestradiol- 79 pmol (range <200 u)
(had a battle to get estrogen tested as i was concerned if my "appearance of water retention" was caused by high estrogen)
Can this appearance of water retention actually be water retention even if my estrogen is normal, as i say i know my body very well and i never had this "appearance" pre- trt, so i am racking my brains to figure out, if it is actually water which i am holding on my abdomen or something else, can testosterone therapy make someone hold water regardless of normal levels estrogen or is it only possible with high estrogen which i dont have?
Thanks for input.