I’ve tried searching and found many posts that discuss initial weight gain on TRT but not many mention longer term experiences. I am looking for some advice on what to expect and if\when to start being concerned.
I have put on around 12lbs since starting TRT. When I started I was around 238lb (@ 6’0") and now I am just shy of 250lbs. I started on 180mg Test Cyp and put on 7lbs in my first 4 weeks (I was traveling so not sure exactly when) and last week switched to 200mg pw and have since gained an additional 5lbs.
I know a lot of this can be attributed to water weight and I think that it’s mostly that with some muscle. I look better then I did before TRT but my waist has increased a bit so I know it’s not just lean muscle . My eating and working out have been better so I don’t think it is fat either.
For reference here are my pre TRT numbers and 30day numbers.
From the reading I have done this amount of weight gain seems normal my questions are
- Does this water weight stick around or is it temporary?
- Anything I should do to counter it?
- At what point should I be concerned?
- Got any experiences to share?