I was on TRT for almost a year with a very reputable clinic. My experience was not positive. I overrespond to AIs and HCG ( 400iu twice/week) would shoot my E2 up.So I went through high and low E2 all the time and It was the worst time of my life.
I came off in May 2019 and been off since then. My restart, although painful was successful and my lab results are slightly better than prior to being on TRT.
Now that I am back to my baseline, I am facing all the low T symptoms that made me start TRT in the first place. It is not terrible, so to answer your question, I can survive without TRT but I also do not feel like my age(29 years old) most of the times; Lipido is low, getting in shape is hard, motivation, drive and confidence is low and life is just not enjoyable. What really confuses me is that some days I would feel like I’m completely fine and have no low T symptoms at all ( energy and lipido, sense of well being…etc is great) however, this is usually short lived and the Low T symptoms would hit me again . I am having an appointment with the clinic in few weeks and based on the below results I feel like they would suggest that I go back on TRT.
Would you go on TRT with my levels taking in consideration that I am 29years old, do not care about fertility for now as I know that when the times come, there are many ways to conceive .Also anyone went through the same experiences and would like to share, please do.
Iron Bind.Cap.(TIBC) 296 ug/dL 250 - 450
UIBC 237 ug/dL 111 - 343 01
Iron 59 ug/dL 38 - 169 01
Iron Saturation 20 % 15 - 55
Vitamin B12 709 pg/mL 232 - 1245 01
Folate (Folic Acid), Serum 12.3 ng/mL >3.0 01
Ferritin, Serum 187 ng/mL 30 - 400 01
Testosterone, Serum 465 ng/dL 264 - 916
Free Testosterone(Direct) 11.3 pg/mL 9.3 - 26.5
Estradiol, Sensitive 18.9 pg/mL 8.0 - 35.0
Sex Horm Binding Glob, Serum 31.4 nmol/L 16.5 - 55.9 01
DHEA-Sulfate 272.6 ug/dL 138.5 - 475.2 01
Dihydrotestosterone 31 ng/dL
LH 4.5 mIU/mL 1.7 - 8.6 01
T4,Free(Direct) 1.30 ng/dL 0.82 - 1.77
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab 13 IU/mL 0 - 34 01
Triiodothyronine (T3), Free 2.8 pg/mL 2.0 - 4.4 01
Reverse T3, Serum A 19.7 ng/dL 9.2 - 24.1
TSH 2.130 uIU/mL 0.450 - 4.500 01
Prolactin 12.0 ng/mL 4.0 - 15.2
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I 195 ng/mL 98 - 282 01