I started TRT 7/29/2019. It’s been 13+ months and I still haven’t figured this out. I thought I would post my numbers and protocols to get some opinions. I see a few obvious problems but I’ll keep them to myself so as to not bias others. Main issue I am still having is libido. I mean, I have literally ZERO. This was the main reason I got tested in the first place.
Some background info… When I started TRT I was 47, 5’10, 175 with abs. Probably 12% BF. Have been lifting since I was 12. More for strength / powerlifting. Could BP 3 plates before I graduated from HS weighing 220. I thought I was well on my way to a crazy natural BP but peaked at 385 when I was 23. Best squat around 500 and DL of 575 all natural weighing between 220-240. When I started TRT my best lifts were BP 235, DL 410 and front squat of 185X3. 13+ months later, BP 245, DL 410X3, Front squat 215X3. Currently weighing 192.
Outward appearance I was in the best shape of my life. Never would have guessed low T. I honestly was mostly taking the test out of curiosity and thought I would come back higher than normal.
I was with a clinic that I was not impressed with. Labs where very minimal. Only tested Free T once when I requested it and never tested SHBG. Here are my historical labs and protocol.
Original labs 7/29/19
TT 254 264-916 ng/dl
Original protocol - 120mg per week one shot
First follow up labs at trough 8/30
E2 8.8 7.6-42.6 pg/mL
New protocol 140mg per week. I decided to go to EOD
Follow up labs 11/22/19
TT - 1001
E2 - 19.5
PSA - .7
Same protocol but I decided to go to 150mg. 3 shots per week
Follow up labs 2/11/20
TT - 1341
E2 - 35.8
FreeT - 22.1 6.8-21.5 pg/mL
PSA - .4
Stayed with the same protocol
Follow up labs 6/27/20
TT - 1247
E2 - 25.5
PSA - .4
Just had a CBC differential, lipids and comprehensive panel. Doc said all labs looked great.
Total Chol - 193
LDL - 117
HDL - 67
Triglycerides - 47
Some values that were out of range
Nuetrophil (L) - 1.9 2.20 - 7.50
CO2 (H) - 32 22-30
Anion Gap (L) - 3 5-15
eGFR Non-African American (L) - 79 >=90
Calcium (L) - 8.4 8.5-10.1
BUN (H) - 22 7-18 mg/dl
I have left that clinic and am on my own now. I have an appointment with a urologist but he is booking way out so it is months away. I have left over supplies to hold me over. I decided to lower my dose and go to 30mg EOD (105mg / week) 6 weeks ago. No labs and don’t plan on getting any. Don’t really feel any worse or better. Trying to decide my next protocol…