Just got assessed and approved for TRT - trying to decide if it is a good move.
39 years old
Been experiencing several of the symptoms of low testosterone (Libido, Energy, moody, harder time getting in shape) so I got tested.
Testosterone, Serum 638 (384-1197)
Testosterone, Free 12.5 (8.7 - 25.1)
LH 3.2 (1.7-8.6)
FSH 4.0 (1.5 - 8.6)
Estradiol 21.4 (7.6 - 42.6)
Cortisol-AM 18.4 (6.2 - 19.4)
My Total Testosterone is good but Free is relatively low.
Reading the stickies, I found that SHBG increases as we age so it likely takes more Total T to get produce effective free testosterone.
I have two questions:
- Given my current T level would I see any tangible benefits from a traditional TRT program (100-150mg Testosterone Cypionate, hCG, Arimidex)
- If I discontinued TRT, would I be able to get my levels back up to where they are today?