Bloodwork 7 Weeks In. Thoughts?

So I ordered my own blood work to to see where my numbers are. I have been feeling good but have noticed about 30% size reduction in my testicles. I also noticed my load size is a fraction of what it used to be. Here is what I am currently taking every 3.5 days

Test C 100mg twice a week
HCG 250IU twice a week
AI .5mg twice a week, but taking as needed

Test results thru LabCorp before starting TRT
Total T = 591 ng/dl 264 - 916
Free T = 10.1 pg/mL 8.7 - 25.1
Estradiol = 13.8 pg/mL 7.6 - 42.6
SHBG = 66.5 nmol/L 16.5 - 55.9
LH = 4.8 mIU/L 1.7 - 8.6
FSH = 3.8 mIU/L 1.5 - 12.4

Test results 7 weeks in thru Quest, 22 hrs before next injection and 2 weeks without taking AI
Total T = 1488 ng/dL 250 - 1100
Estradiol = 65 pg/mL
LH = .2 mIU/mL 1.5 - 9.3
FSH = .7 mIU/mL 1.6 - 8.0

Your starting numbers are similar to mine. Although I haven’t started treatment yet, so I am very curious about this too.

The only thing that I can see based on all the research I’ve done is that your TT is fairly high, and we don’t know what your FT is. It might be worth checking TT + FT. Also, it might be worth trying to lower your dose to 150mg/week. How are you feeling otherwise?

I am feeling decent. I feel less tired in the afternoon and my mood seems better. Before I was getting pretty short tempered with everyone including wife and kids. Morning wood was completely gone and now it’s about 3 times a week.

When my estrogen gets in the 40’s I start to see my testicles pulling up closer to my body. Your test dosage may be excessive, but without testing FT there is no way to know. When on HCG estrogen produced inside the testicles are not affected by AI’s.

Free testosterone would be nice to know. No need to check FSH and LH on TRT, save your money.

Your test dosage is not excessive. You’ll likely need more than the average person to have the same free T numbers. Your Total T will look super high but free T won’t. I’m in a similar boat.

That is what I was thinking from everything I have read. How often do you inject?

Erry day

When on TRT, I inject daily.

I was thinking about going to at least EOD. SubQ or IM? You doing Test and HCG daily?

What symptoms were you having that were low T symptoms, before going on TRT?

591 total T isn’t a low number. I would’ve killed to have that number.

Just curious.

That should be more than sufficient, but your SHBG is high and you need to quickly release of IM, SQ is steadier release. You need that spike in T to force SHBG down and FT up.

I was constantly feeling run down and the afternoons were terrible. I had very little drive to do anything that I wanted to do or needed to do. I was getting very short tempered with everyone including my wife and kids and that’s not me at all. Memory was going to shit and brain fog like crazy. In the gym over the past year my gains were little to none. In the bedroom, erections were ok I guess but if the wife wanted to do it more than once that was a no go. Morning wood was none existence. I’m only 38, 6’ tall and 210 lbs. I eat healthy and lift 4 times a week and I felt like shit really and didn’t like it.

So if I was to switch over to EOD injections would .25ml/50mg test be where I want to be or should I back it down a little? Then should I do test one day and hcg the next or both on the same day? Just wondering what is working out well for some guys.

I’ve seen other people state their volume goes down when e2 is low. That e2 is pretty damn low.

I’d drop the AI. At least cut it way way down.

If I am taking 250iu HCG twice a week and switch over to EOD and then do 150iu would that be ok?

Dex do you think 50 mg EOD is ok with my high SHBG?

Crushcity has high SHBG and does very well on an EOD protocol, he was always dealing with very low estrogen and the frequent injections fixed that little problem.

Ok thanks

From what I’ve seen here, the high SHBG folks need higher doses to get the same response. I would think 50mg EOD is an ok place to start.