I have been doing a lot of reading on this forum and a lot of research so far on test cyp.
I've got to say, I'm really glad for this forum and the internet lol. You all are very knowledgeable, so I know I'm asking the right questions to the right people.
About 5 weeks ago I was prescribed 200 mg test cyp every 14 days. And like most of you have pointed out, that dosing is archaic and prone to issues. I went back to my doctor 2 weeks ago and got the dosage frequency increased to every 7 days. For the first week everything was fine, then I started to notice symptoms. They were worse than before I started TRT. On Monday I went to the gym, I lift heavy three days a week and do Judo twice a week. When I started lifting my warmup set I noticed I was weaker than the previous week. That injection was on 4th of July. When I was done my muscles were softer than usual (usually they are hard as a rock, even after lifting) and I felt like crap. Couldn't sleep that night and was still sore and soft. To complicate matters my erections have been ho hum and it takes me a while to fire one off. Admittedly, I took 1mg of anastrozole yesterday to try to elevate my symptoms. My thinking was that my issues were high E2. Last night I couldn't sleep worth a crap, I mean at all. And while my erections are back they don't last long and I can't fire any bullets. I'm at a loss, and the only thing I can think of doing is to split my injection up or to take the whole thing and .5 mg of anastrozole the day after. What are your guys' thoughts on those two options?
I cannot do bloodwork every week, as I am a cash patient and I do not have the money to fork out 78 dollars a week to figure out were my E2 is. Testosterone levels or a bit more expensive too. Right now, the only thing I can do is go by feel until my appointment in August.
P.S. the doc never gave me anastrozole and only did after I complained about symptoms.
Bloodwork before TRT:
Total testosterone 240
Free testosterone 68
Estradiol under 20