« on: April 07, 2017, 05:36:36 pm »
I hope everyone is doing good. Haven't posted in months because I've been in a long depression, then my wife was sick, then our oldest cat became ill and she was euthanized last week. The best thing was that we've been in Florida but this has been a tough year, so far.
My protocol for the past 3 months has been 15 mg Test E, sub q, daily. Self ordered all labs through Discounted Labs. In December my TT was 390 & FT was 6.0(6.6 - 18.3). April labs:
TT - 777 ng/dL 348-1197
FT - 16.2 pg/mL 6.6 - 18.3
E2 - 29.7 pg/mL 8.0 - 35.0
Pros: Libido is up, mood is better, getting nocturnal erections 2-3 nights per week, sometimes multiple times during the night.
Cons: No morning wood nor daytime erections, 10 lb. weight gain/waist size increase, prostate feels irritated, though last DRE in May was normal(small & smooth). PSA was 2.6, normal for me since I started TRT, though there might be inflammation issues.
I'm considering doing the same protocol as IM and retest when I see my doctor back in Maryland.
As I've mentioned many times, I have untreatable bipolar illness and the meds I take are just for sleep(low dose Doxepin & low dose Klonopin), but my sleep isn't all that good. I eat mostly salads similar to antipasto, with organic sandwich meats, cheese and hard boiled eggs, kalamata olives, olive oil & vinegar, fruit, corn tortillas(organic), OJ, water.
I didn't do a full panel because of money and have been lazy about finding a doctor in Florida, since I have insurance and could have many more labs ordered. I know my DHT has always been between 29 and 32, which might account for erectile & prostate issues. Thanks for reading and all thoughts/observations are welcomed.