22yrs, Test 530, Doc Started me on TRT
- 07-25-2012, 01:04 AM
22yrs, Test 530, Doc Started me on TRT
I'm a 22 year old white male, 190 pounds, 6'3 and I've been struggling with symptoms that I feel are directly correlated to low testosterone. Now there has been a lot of been through while trying to find answers to my lack of zest for life, lack of productivity, sex drive, maintaining an erection etc.
I've tried a few anti-depressants, zoloft, cymbalta and wellbutrin, zoloft and wellbutrin made me feel completely terrible and suicidal but helped with erections? and cymbalta made me feel good and returned erections but I opted to stop due to weight gain, price and horror withdrawal stories. I'm only going to include my most recent lab since it's the shortest with most relevant information.
DHEA Sulfate 342.4
My Albumin and Globulin from a previous lab were 4.7 and 2.7 respectively.
My endocrinologist agreed that my symptoms were most likely due to low testosterone for someone my age and decided to start me on testosterone replacement therapy, 2 ml of 100g/ml compounded testosterone every morning that should move my level to the 600-700 range.
I've been on the therapy for a few weeks now and initially I did feel a huge burst of energy for like the first two days then a huge crash were my memory was terrible and started working out less and less cause I couldn't last as long cardio wise and I felt completely lethargic.
The negative side effects have improved quite a bit since then but I still can't run as much as I used to and I feel like i've gained weight despite maintaining a simiar diet (perhaps due to lack of ability to run). I called the pharmacist that compounds the testosterone and he said it's probably due to water retention making my hear work harder and that that would also be the reason for the weight gain.
I would really appreciate hearing your opinions and if you need any additional information I would be happy to provide it please ask. I"ve been struggling with this for a very long time and any advice would be helpful.
- 07-27-2012, 02:30 PM
Same boat Nuro. 22, did 4 cycles of PH's with amazing results but i think it destroyed my endocrine system. Im interested on starting on the gel first and shots if necessary. I feel you on all the symptoms, was even diagnosed with schizophrenia. Been taking some AI's and herbs and feel better but i know it wont raise my test to normal levels. What did you say and how did you convince the doc to start you on TRT?
Also went the anti depressant and anti psychotic route as well, did nothing but burn a fat hole in my wallet.
- 07-27-2012, 02:32 PM
533 Test and you get put on TRT. Facepalm.
Lethargic and weight gain. Your estrogen is probably out of whack from the extra test aromatizing.
Also, 200mg ED seems like a lot.
07-27-2012, 02:40 PM
533 aint gonna get you laid bro. But yes, the extra test is probably aromatizing but that can be an easy fix with some arimadex or reversitol, i prefer erase but that's biased cause its the only one Ive taken. Works pretty well
07-27-2012, 02:59 PM
07-27-2012, 03:01 PM
07-27-2012, 03:08 PM
Being suicidal is IMO worse than death. Not wanting to go out, unconfident to even talk, and dont even get me started with the reaction you get from other people. Honestly i could give a **** about becoming sterile at this point, not having a life is hell. Even when you pretend to be happy it dont work.
07-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Damn it makes me so sad to read this, I'm really sorry for you bro...Originally Posted by Mattinde520
Hope you get good soon, wish you the best and keep ya head up!
07-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Thanks. I make it sound worse than it really is but ive been to the bottom of life where not many people have been or can even imagine. Its amazing when you know who you are and cant express it because of physiology, damn life is a wonderful teacher
07-27-2012, 06:25 PM
What the hell lol 530 and put on trt?? I'm 5 weeks into my first cycle(test e 500mg a week) and I had blood work done before I started and I was at 374 and my doc didn't suggest trt. Then again, I didn't inquire about it since I am young, but still.
07-27-2012, 08:14 PM
If u don't mind how old are u? I'm 31 and my total test is 350-360 on a number of tests, I wanted to run a test cycle as I've pretty much reached my potential but was cautious to run one with lower test to begin with. Is this your first cycle what are u runningOriginally Posted by Papapwn
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07-29-2012, 12:19 PM
07-29-2012, 01:18 PM
200 mg per day? I don't think so. 200 mg per week is standard trt dose. And they don't prescribe multi compound test, normally its test enen, or cyp.
07-29-2012, 04:52 PM
07-29-2012, 06:25 PM
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