Wow, 8 years on TRT!
The hardest time of being on TRT was the first couple of years. Trying to find out as much as I could on TRT, reading all the forums, posts, articles, web sites etcâ?¦, comparing all of my labs and test doses to a million other guys on this forum and wondering if I was doing it correctly of just hurting my health. Turns out I was doing the right thing and it wasnâ??t that complicated.
I found a good young Urologist that was educated in TRT and really didnâ??t think it was a big deal to put a 44 year man with a total test of 198 on TRT of 200mg a week. I see the same MD twice a year to have my labs drawn, talk about how Iâ??m doing and to get my prescription refilled.
I have been injecting 100mg of test Cypo every Wednesday and Sunday for 8 years. Have I had any problems with TRT? Sure, In the beginning lower extremity edema (swelling in my lower legs), oily skin, nipple tenderness, and weight gain. All the side effects other people posted about, I got. But, they resolved just like my MD said they would with time. I still have a couple of mild issues, polycythemia, I look like I have a slight sunburn year round, and a little gyno.
I give blood like clockwork and donâ??t take iron or B12 supplements and take an aspirin every day. My hct and hgb runs just a few points over normal. Of course I opted not to take HCG as part of the therapy and now the family jewels arenâ??t worth pawning. My wife of 25 years doesnâ??t care as long as nothing else gets smaller ( my pay check). My gyno, who cares! Iâ??m in my 50â??s My tits are still smaller that all of my fat middle aged buddies tits and Iâ??m big enough that nobody says anything! I had a heart catheterization 6 weeks ago due to an abnormal stress test. Turns out the stress test was wrong and the MD said I have the heart of a 15 year old and the clearest and biggest coronaryâ??s heâ??s ever seen in a man my age and I will probably never have to worry about heart disease as I age. MD said it could be the Benefits of long term TRT, genetics, or both.
I guess Iâ??m writing this post to let others know, in my opinion, the keys to successful TRT, Have a good reason to go on TRT. Find a good MD. Donâ??t over think it. Be prepared to take TRT in the long term. Most important, TRT wonâ??t fix all of your lifeâ??s problems . TRT meds- test cypo 200mg a week, Femera 2.5mg every Monday and a aspirin every day. Basic lab info from 6 weeks ago. Total T 875, free T- 12.5, E- 25, weight 280lbs, Height 6â??3â??. Body fat-who cares!!!