Hey, so semi long post here, which I will try to make short.
Last year, I tried self medicating with TRT. I dabbled with mk677 and low dose cialis too. I had a rough time with it, ended up with anxiety, high hematocrit, and came off after 10 weeks. Since then, I found out I have sleep apnea. I tried taking mk677 and again, had pretty bad anxiety (the day after, lasting a bit into the following day). So that was odd. I did find that there is some literature on that as it pertains to ghrelin and PTSD (I probably have ptsd, from a year or 2 long odyssey dealing with the Cuban mafia 12 years ago).
Part of me wonders if some of my issues the first round were rooted in messing with GHS like MK and the testosterone issues were related only to the high hematocrit. I was running about 37.5 EOD of the test, and my HCT hit 52 about 3 days after pinning (I got bloods drawn about that time).
Part of me doesn’t want to mess with any of this, again, as my levels are 600 now naturally. But part of me can’t recover from exercise (I mostly trail run/hike due to coronatine) and I have mild ED, though it did seem like last time I tried taking test, it really didn’t improve that much, which makes me suspect high SHBG. I was also a moderate to heavy drinker last year. Not binging, but drinking every day in the 4-6 per day range.
I get free bloodwork, so I am just looking for some ideas of things to run. I can’t get SHBG (they don’t have the test) but I can get free test, thyroid, and vitamin d. Any thoughts or ideas of things to run? Sorry if this is jumping around a bit. It’s hard to know what to include.
If I were to run this again, I would try things at 100mg per week split into 2 doses.
Edit: One addition i’d like to make here is I have pretty faint eyebrows on the outer parts. They are sort of there for a third, but the outer third becomes almost invisible. I’m just noting that for the thyroid association, but am not sure what it means or what to try. Last thyroid test was at 2.97 (range .5-5.0)