I'm 5 years in on TRT after going through my late 20's with mild depression, low libido etc. Sure enough had Total T around 250-300.
Got on Test Cypionate injections for the past 4 years and while it helped for the first 2 years with energy, confidence, and sex drive. I feel like I have plateaued in a big way. I have less energy, sex drive is very up and down, and I still have to deal with ED from time to time.
I want to start from scratch and could use your help
Here are my latest lab results after injecting 200mg a week. I split the dose 1/2mL twice a week. This bloodwork would technically be my trough levels. Inject on Sunday am, bloodwork done on Wednesday morning.
Testosterone, Free & Total — 682 Total - 18 Free
Estradiol, Sensitive — 21.6
Growth Hormone (GH) — .1 (yes 0.1 is it normal to have no growth hormone while on TRT?)
Estrogen, Total — 97 - Seems high?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate — 277
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) —191
Sex Hormone-binding Globulin (SHBG) — 32.3
Parathyroid (PTH), Intact — 33
Pregnenolone — 29
Progesterone — 0.1
Hematocrit - 52.9 - High
Although I've recently moved to another state, I am ready to get another round done in case I am missing some key tests. As you all know it is almost impossible to find someone who can interpret these results in person.
Options I have considered to go get back to the drawing board:
- Going off TRT for 3-6 months(reset)
- looking into hCG to kickstart FSH and LH and get my balls working again, follow up with semen analysis.
- Continue on this path and make minor variations to the my current protocol.