Back in September I dropped my TRT down to 80mg. Surprisingy, I did not notice a decrease in results and was still able to hit my moderate goals. After my last MRI I decided things were safe enough for me to try bumping up my TRT back to 125mg. I figured a 50% increase in test was bound to show some benefit.
I did this on March 11th. At this point I was 200lb with a 34in waist and 17in arms. That is the biggest my arms have been at that weight despite not blasting for over a year (Yea, I’m no mass monster).
By May 1st I was up to 209 (not because it just happened, I force fed myself to gain weight), waistline was almost 35in and arms hadn’t budged. Usually a 9lb increase in weight would be 1/2in on my arms or more. Strength had not improved at all. I was shocked. I figured maybe I just gained too quickly (though really about 1lb per week which isn’t drastic) and so I cut back down to 202 and figured I’d go more slowly.
Well today, June 5th, I am at 205lb, 34.5in waist, and just over 16.5in arms. Gained 3-5lb, gained half an inch on my weight (checking it multiple days) and lost about a quarter inch off of my arms.
I changed my routine on 4/19 but by that point was worse results were already mostly there and honestly it’s still very similar, it was just a slight increase in volume and rep ranges (8-15 instead of more 4-12…minimal difference). I also started taking Uceris (a corticosteroid for Crohns) but not until 5/1 after the bad results had already come and due to the formulation of the drug it stays localized to the colon with only 0.9mg going systemic.
Any thoughts? Those results are literally what I would experience coming off a cycle (gaining 3-5lb while gaining all fat and losing some size). I always had a very poor response to injectable AAS. Is it possible I actually experienced this due to bumping TRT from 80 to 125mg?
For what it’s worth, on 80mg my levels were about 280-500 with E2 around 20. On 125mg my levels are 600-1100 with E2 around 50.
Also during my last cycle 2 years ago I used ~1000mg of Test and my levels were 9000ng/dl (yes, absurdly high) and I barely noticed a difference compared to TRT. So I can say I am a very poor responder to test…but I’m still shocked to see a negative result.