I’m on TRT for past several months. While I’ve experienced some benefits, my erectile dysfunction issues have NOT been fixed with TRT yet. Anyway, my first question is about T levels that enhance body buliding
I’ve naturally low SHBG, below low end of the normal range. So, a lot of my Testosterone is free. With just 100mg dose per week (split in two injections), my T peak levels are 1200 and on the day of injection, 800s.
I know that T levels have to be in supraphysiological range to see anabolic effects. But all the threads I’ve read talk about dosage (400mg T, 600mg T are often mentioned as beginner cycles).
Given that with just 100mg I am above lab range (200s to 800ish is the lab range). Am I not already in supra-physiological levels? I’m not noticing any increased rate of muscle building. I’ve always been a hard gainer and it remains the case until today.
My Free T is also significantly above the lab range.
So, what T levels show anabolic results? Anybody knows? If 100mg gives 1200 peak. Perhaps 120mg will give me 1500 peak and keep even the trough above 1000 ng/dl.
Would that be enough? Doctor actually prescribed me 200mg/week but I started with lower dose and when I saw my T levels were above range, I did not increase the dose to 200mg.
By the way, if anybody has any experience with FIXING erectile dysfunction, please chime-in:
Things I’ve tried for ED:
***1. TRT ***
(100mg/week + 500iu hcg twice a week + 0.125mg anastrazole twice a week)
2. Maca powder, pine bark, 5-htp, l-tyrosine, nalt, mucuna pureina, l-dopa, l-arginine, l-citruline
Also, I don’t watch much porn at all
Viagra 30mg/Cialis 5mg used to work but for last few months, they have STOPPED working. I can get erection but it goes soft again in a minute or two.
I started TRT and for the first few months of my TRT, my ED issues were fixed. I’d take a 5mg of Cialis and I’d be hard for next 3 days. But now, even with Cialis upto 30MG, I cant keep erection.
My e2 is fine per my doctor (around 35), Total T is above 900ng/dl on most days, Free T is above range, DHT is mid-range.
Doctor switched me to Testosterone cream a few weeks ago because more of it converts to DHT and he thinks that might help with libido. But so far, 3 weeks, no change whatsoever. I didn’t get tested for DHT again but my T levels on cream are 900ng/dl++ as well. And e2 is in control as well with anastrazole.
I have also tried a few weeks without HCG , no change.
I don’t know what else to do. Should I try Proviron? But isn’t that just methylated DHT?
NOTE: I am 36/male, 5’10, 165 lbs weight, maybe 12-15% bf.