Hey everyone. Here's my situation, and I'll try to be brief. I am 34 and was planning on starting the process of getting on TRT at 35. I had some medical problems this last year (meniscus tear, hyperthyroidism, etc.) After a month of diarrhea and anxiety in October, I had an extensive metabolic panel done revealing a test level of 214. I remembered a urologist I know(I work in healthcare) that was good about treating low test with self administered injectable. He of course ordered his own labs but only after first writing the script for 200mg/ml cyp, 6 10ml vials. Sooooo, after getting my labs done super early in the morning after a good nights sleep, no alcohol or junk food all week, my test came back at 609, free at 119(35-155), estradiol at 22(8-43) LH 3.5(1.7-8.6)
FSH 3.0(1.5-12.4) and prolactin 7.4(2.5-22.5)
I was of course discouraged because he then told me he feels there is no need to start replacement yet and the only place that would even possibly put me on TRT at 600s would be a men's clinic at $35 a week plus test and labs (Too much $ and hassle)
However,,,,, sitting at CVS is 6 2000mg vials of test cyp for $90 a piece. I have enough pins for 3-4 years worth of weekly/bi-weekly shots, torem, at least 15,000 iu's of HCG and pins, and a little exemestane and arimidex. I am licensed, experienced and have a good idea what I need to look out for. I'll be getting bloods done(keeping total T under 1000/1100) checking RBCs and giving blood, occasional prostate exam etc.. Regardless I am going to purchase every last one of these pharm grade vials(either for cycling or cruising). I have no problem putting a needle to me every week for the next 5 decades and if my a.m. levels are 600 on a good day, I will likely only start at 100mg a week.
If I do this, I will have 2 years worth of test and will just find a doc once i am running low to continue treatment at that point . I have had many symptoms of low T recently, would really prefer to be closer to 1000 and am not too concerned of negative sides with such a low dose to start out with. Thoughts, suggestions, critisisms, and advice would be much appreciated and please spare me any "You're an idiot, only do this under a doctors care" I'm literally doing exactly what my urologist told me he was going to do along with 12 week labs, bp checks daily, etc. Thanks