43 y.o. male here. Just took my 7th injection of test cyp last Friday. (I take 160 mg a week) plus the doctor has me on dessicated thyroid and DHEA to boost a "sluggish thyroid" as he called it. I just got back my first bloodwork and I was very surprised by some of the numbers. My...
So finally after years of suffering from low T, I decided to start TRT last month, I chose to go with bioidentical pellet therapy to start based on the doctor and his background and knowledge of of hormone therapy. I had 9 200 mg pellets inserted 34 days ago. I just got back my 30 day labs and...
I won't share all my labs, but just the ones my doc and I are looking at and his suggested protocol for your feedback.
Protocol for the next 4-6 weeks
B12:500-1000 mcg per day.
Sublingual no later than 12pm
I am experimenting first with the right kind of B12. 1000 mcg of Methyl is too much...
Hello everyone, I’ve had low T since college but no doctor ever wanted me to do anything about it. I had all the symptoms from lack of energy, depression, fatigue, low libido, brain fog. I was skinny, ate well, exercised a lot and my numbers have been between 200-400 tested every couple years...
I want to establish a good baseline(or as close to baseline as I can get after 6 weeks in). They only tested four things for my initial visit.
LH = 5.8(1.7-8.6)
FSH = 6.3(1.5-12.4)
Total = 563(264-916)
Free = 10.1(8.7-25.1)
I know a lot of people recommend checking thyroid and I’m open to it if...
Hey guys I am now 4 weeks on TRT. I am a 34 year old male and had issues with low libido and low energy the last 2 years until I have checked my T levels and they were very low. For example in 2016 I had TT levels of 870 ng/dL and 3 weeks ago before I started TRT it was 358 ng/dL.
1 week ago I...
So ive tried a few dosing protocols and have a journal where I log the side effects after 6-12 weeks.
20mg eod puts me at
Total Testosterone 830 ng/dl (250-1100)
Free Testosterone (151 pg/mL (35.0-155.0)
Sensitive Estradiol 27 pgmL (< or = 29)
I feel flat and low energy.. also irritable...
Can i do blood work 5 weeks after i've changed my protocol? I have a visit with my doc coming up and unfortunately i won't make it to 6 weeks :(. How accurate my results will be? I only changed dosages.
I started trt on Dec 30th 2020. I do 100mg of test weekly split into mon, wed, Fri injections. I take. .125mg of ai on mon, wed, Fri
I'm wondering when I should take my ai. I can't get into the Dr's until March 1st so I'm asking you guys. I'm currently taking too much ai but wondering what days...
Hi and Happy New Year ......
I'm injecting Xyosted once per week ( Friday morning, 100 mg).
I'm interested in know my Peak & Trough levels. I understand that for the Trough level I need to get the bloodwork just before I apply the Xyosted....
But I'm not sure how long after I apply Xyosted I...
Recently had some blood work done I’m 23 years old In aus we don’t really have trt clinics so the docs here just say all is good. I’m looking for any advice as to why my tt is low for my age and my igf1 is really high. Also experiencing Ed sometimes and just feeing flat
This is Pre TRT bloodwork, can you help me understand these result? I think I am on the lower end but I am not sure.
I tried putting it in a different calculators but I get different results, also does anyone know what their range is?
16mg test C ED
125IU HCG sun and wed
total t: 900
Free t: 252 (52-280)
SHBG: 19.4 (16-55)
Sensitive e2: 31.5 (8-35)
16mg Test C ED
I've been on TRT for about 4 years now from age 26 to 30, and during that time I have tried numerous protocols. There have...
Very new to all this, sort of introduction post too. Hi everybody. I know it's long.
Considering trt, pretty nervous about it all.
Just looking for a sanity check, feedback and any advice. Really appreciate all the info on this site already.
History / Stats
Hey all. Started my TRT due to high SHBG, Im from UK so had to source my own. anyway,
had it in my cupboard for a year, been on it for 4 weeks. 125mg a week for first 3 weeks, then 200mg in last week, including the 100 I injected the night before the test to check if its legit
Been on TRT for about 3 months now and it has been a roller coaster to say the least. I started on 125 a week split up on Monday and Thursday of each week. Also with HCG and .25 of an AI on injection days.
started having bad palpitations and hot flushes. Had me double up on AI and it tanked my...
I'm on daily subcutaneous testosterone cypionate injections and my doctor always has me do my labs in a 4-5 hour window post injection.
I know T levels are pretty stable on daily injections but does anyone know the timing of the peak and trough for daily subq cypionate injections?
I just want...
first off I want to say that this site has been a great resource for researching TRT and related subjects! I am a first-time-poster and would like to receive some input and advice on my current situation. I am majorly struggling with life right now and need some drastic change...
Hi guys, I am a TRT patient who has had a hard time getting dialed in. I want to avoid an AI. Even small compounded doses of anastrozole make me feel terrible, and DIM has not been helpful.
My doc recommended I think about switching from 70mg twice a week and 400iu hcg twice a week, to 20mg cyp...
On TRT for 6 weeks now and my next bloodwork/followup with the endo is due in a few days.
Calling my endo "inexperienced" when it comes to TRT would be a massive compliment, so I just wanted to check in with you guys ahead of time so that I'm getting the right labs.
What should I get tested...
Been on trt since last December. This bloodwork represents 120 mg of test cyp per week split in two doses. 60 mg Monday morning. 60 mg Thursday afternoon. No ai. No hcg. I'm concerned about the hematocrit that seems to be going down. It was 43% last bloodwork in feburary. Any insight is appreciated.
So long story short, after my last bloodwork I realised that I probably had adrenal issues that had to be addressed. My cortisol was lowish, progesterone was low and so was DHEAS. I felt tired, irritated and I was considering coming off TRT. I crashed my E2 like 4 times this year, mostly because...
This month, on March 5th I began TRT via testosterone cypionate injections.
On this day I was injected with 1cc containing 200mg of testosterone cypionate suspended in grape seed oil. The doctor gave me paperwork for a blood analysis and told me to have it done after waiting one full week from...
I've been lurking on this forum for about 6 weeks now. I was diagnosed back in Dec with low T. Low E2 as well. I went to see an hrt specialist in my area and he immediately put me on 100mg cyp + 300iu HCG every 3.5 days. No AI. I had bw done last week on my own volition (Thanks DiscountLabs!)...
Following symptoms including low libido, fatigue, anxiety, inability to build muscle etc. I recently got some bloods drawn. I have attached the results. One from about 4 weeks ago and 1 from this week.
Any thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated.
I recently checked some bloodwork from a private lab here in Australia. I asked if their E2 LCMS was the same as a 'Sensitive E2' test that is available in the USA, and was told it is the same.
The labwork came back and just lists it as 'Oestradiol LCMS'
The test can be found on this page...
Hi EM Community,
I just got my blood test results after 11 weeks on TRT @ 150mg/week, HCG 800iu/week and Arimidex 1mg/week.
so I am really happy with the results.
Total Test 341 ---> 1093ng/dl
Free Test 6.8 ---> 27.2 pg/dl
E2, Sensitive Assay 19.9 ---> 18.7 pg/ml
Hey everyone, sorry if this is in the wrong spot. I ran through some of the stickies, and boy is there a lot of information so I may have overlooked what I need.
I'm 29 years old and I check many, sometimes most of the questions on low test questionnaires. Low libido, lethargy, weaker...