Wanted to know if free testosterone level of 643.0 pg/mL is good
- 10-25-2012, 08:41 AM
Agreed. I think people expect high test to make them ultra strong all of a sudden. It allows you the capacity to build strength and grow bigger, but you still need to do the basics through muscle tension and a routine to build that strength. You don't get a boost in test and automatically put 75lbs on your squat.
One of the main differences you will notice is that by doing the same routines you have been doing, your body composition will change. I've always been muscular, but about 3 months on TRT, I was visibly larger and cut. Bigger quads/hams, shoulders wider, neck a little thicker, I can barely put on my wedding ring, etc.
- 10-25-2012, 10:29 AM
10-25-2012, 03:16 PM
I train real hard in the gym and I didn't expect huge strength gains I have gotten larger but strength is the same. Oh well thanks for all your help guys.
10-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Sorry one more question, I take 1mg of arimadex 3 times a week. Should I cut it to. 5mg 3 times a week? My estrogen was at 12 when last checked.
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10-25-2012, 11:28 PM
The test is 200mg every week, I know that's high ill talk to my doc tomorrow about dropping it to 100 a week.
10-26-2012, 08:49 AM
200 seems to be the default spot that doctors just learning about TRT are going with. My doctor started me on that a year and a half ago and it made me nuts- no other way to put it. I was an emotional train wreck. Going in to see him now that he has such a better understanding of it (I was one of his first that he allowed to self inject), he is a full advocate of 100 a week or 50 twice a week. He won't even discuss 200 a week anymore. He started seeing the elevated BP and cholesterol along with the mood changes that were happening, and started diving into a better understanding.
10-26-2012, 10:09 AM
10-26-2012, 10:26 AM
Bloodwork though is a powerful tool in adjusting dosage and also everybody is different where their body is at a happy balance. Your doctor should treat everybody on individual bases rather than than saying 100mg works for everyone.
Not everyone is the same by a long shot but I do agree 100mg is a good starting point for HRT.
10-26-2012, 11:14 AM
I never stated that he says 100mg works for everyone. I said that he is now an advocate for a lower dose because he understands the process better and won't start at the upper limit now. Of course blood work is one of the two major factors in dosing, along with the simple question of, "how do you feel?"
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