How do you guys feel after being on TRT?
07-06-2009 01:28 PM
How do you guys feel after being on TRT?
Im thinking of going on TRT or hcg monotherapy and Im a bit scared to start treatment.
I would love to hear your guys experience on being on TRT or hcg monotherapy.
Total T 300-320
Symptoms: low energy, anxiety, depression, erection problems, no motivation, brain fog.
I didnt start any treatment yet, still trying to get thyroid and adrenals tested.
Please tell us:
Total T before TRT:
How long have you been on treatment?
What symptoms you were having before TRT? and did they go away after starting treatment?
How has it changed your life?
How long did it take to feel benefits (if any) ?
Do you regret it?
07-06-2009 04:53 PM
I'm 49, 6', 235 lbs., been working out since I was 13. When I got into my mid-forties I noticed a decline in recovery from workouts, increased muscle soreness, lethargy, low-level depression, lack of interest in sex, and many of the other signs of low testosterone. I went to a doctor who told me that I was borderline low for test. I then did a ton of research on TRT and decided it was worth a try. I had done AAS over 25 years ago when I was playing college football and knew some of the things I could expect, but back then it was a real haphazard experience. I got onto TRT over a year ago and I haven't looked back. I feel so much better it's amazing. It took about 3-4 weeks and then my libido, appetite and mood came around and everything just kept getting better and better. I don't regret it at all. I'd recommend it to anyone who is struggling with low test levels and looking to improve their life.
07-06-2009 05:02 PM
same here minus prior AAS usage I was just a fat alcoholic instead, but quite differentnow
07-06-2009 05:15 PM
Many middle aged men get treated with SSRI and NSRI when the underlying cause is andropause. Congratulations.
Originally Posted by Road Rash
07-06-2009 07:12 PM
Funny you should point that out. I tried several SSRIs before I started reading about TRT. None of them worked very well, but TRT was perfect for me. I had never been depressed, and then, into my mid-forties, I started feeling blue and tired all the time. Thank God I did my own research and found out about TRT and got rid of the anti-depressants.
Originally Posted by B5150
07-07-2009 01:21 PM
Total T before TRT: low to bottom of scale
How long have you been on treatment: almost a year, still trying to figure out a good mix of testosterone cypionate + HCG
What symptoms you were having before TRT, and did they go away after starting treatment: ED was the most obvious, probably some fatigue as well
How has it changed your life: Some symptoms have improved, but I'm not at a "normal" metabolic profile yet.
How long did it take to feel benefits (if any): Fairly quickly, but some benefits seem to fluctuate. See above comment re still trying to figure out dosage levels.
Do you regret it: No
Note that my metabolic issues might be a little more complicated than others as I'm hypothyroid and have very low dopamine levels. For others testosterone treatment might be a little more straightforward in terms of alleviating symptoms.
07-09-2009 10:00 PM
Originally Posted by HQProperty
Total T before TRT: 350
How long have you been on treatment? 9 months
What symptoms you were having before TRT? and did they go away after starting treatment? fatique mostly, lack of gym motivation and gains, more body fat increased on bulks not muscle
How has it changed your life? same i guess, my wife is hesitant and i walk on egg shells about the whole thing. i dont notice any negative effects. i dont see any issues with it though. been pretty healthy and my lipids are fine. PM me if you want to talk more. i am interested in many people my age who are on test for even longer than me. Actually my doc/clinic has been a big help and are VERY affordable. if you want info on them PM me.
How long did it take to feel benefits (if any) ? 4 weeks
Do you regret it? NO
08-16-2009 05:11 AM
I would you know that you had low dopamine levels? And why?
Originally Posted by steve999
08-16-2009 06:47 PM
I am on 100/mg a week T-C as ordered by my doctor. So far it has improved the quality of my life drastically. I actually have SUSTAINED energy. Insomnia has not gon away, but I attribute the insomnia to my shift type work. But endurance is incredible. I did experience some water retention and still experiencing some, but the doctor does not want to prescribe me any anti-estrogen stuff. I just started 3 weeks ago and already feel a big difference. I just turned 35 yesterday and my T count was 250....even after trying a compounded T-cream for 2 months...still remained at 250. So now I am on the injections.
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