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Three Month Update on TRT

Fight Club Hug - GynecomastiaI’m not sure exactly how long I’ve been on TRT now, but I think it’s been about three months. I haven’t done the blast-cruise thing because I ran into some other health problems (benign thyroid tumors that my doctor thought “could be” malignant at the time) that took awhile to figure out, and longer to heal from surgery. I figured it would be pointless to take more than prescribed if I can’t make the best of it in the gym. Also, the wife is pregnant (WAY pregnant) so having a better libido is kind of superfluous unless I feel like jerking off more often. TMI? IDGAF.

I’ve been taking 100mg per week of testosterone enanthate and feel pretty good. I don’t feel like I do when I take 200mg per week, but I don’t feel like crap – which is how I feel when I’m not on TRT. The only problem is I think I’m developing a small case of gynecomastia. It’s nothing you can see, but I can feel it under my skin and sometimes that area is itchy or sensitive. The doctor assured me that this wouldn’t happen on normal doses – which was his reasoning for refusing to prescribe me Nolvadex or an aromatase inhibitor like Arimidex – so it should be an interesting conversation when I go in for my appointment in a few weeks and he feels the lumps.

I’m not all that concerned though. A: It’s easily taken care of with a relatively simple surgery and B: I can probably keep it from progressing as long as I start taking Nolvadex or Arimidex.

Having been on just “normal” levels of testosterone, and having been out of the gym for several months, I’m not feeling in the greatest shape. The fact that your thyroid is responsible for your much of your metabolism (and mind has been completely removed) probably doesn’t help matters. There’s one more medication that I’m on for life, and that I haven’t fully dialed in the dosage on yet. But I’m confident that I will be able to get the dosage right with time, afterwhich I look forward to getting in the best shape of my life by the age of 36. 😀

So that’s my update. How are YOU doing?



  1. Jeff

    Damn I hope that doc prescribes you an anti-E. I’d be freaking out if that was happening to me! Why the hell would you want to go through surgery and have nipple scars?
    Anyway, I’ve taken Arimidex in the past and heard it caused side effects so I switched to Aromatasin instead, you might want to look into that as well.
    Also, when my doctor refused to prescribe me HCG and an Anti-E I took matters into my own hands and simply ordered them online myself 🙂 It’s not hard to find overseas websites that will ship things right to your doorstep.

  2. Jason

    I have secondary hypogonadism as well. What different therapies have you found that give you a sustained high level of testosterone? As I had been reading of people on various therapies and reporting that their testosterone is still very low, or is actually lower than before they started TRT.
    My doc doesn’t do injections in office, and that was too painful for me to do at home in the leg. The patch left a rash. I’ve done the Androgel, but not sure if that raised my T levels or not, as I seem to recall people talking about the gel not doing anything. Other than that, I think I’d be interested in the pill injection.

  3. You can inject testosterone in the stomach subcutaneously. People often say you can’t but that’s how they prescribe it for gender-confused folks. I Googled testosterone injection or something on YouTube and there was a whole bunch of them all injecting into their stomach with an insulin needed. Pretty much painless.

  4. Jason

    Never heard of subcutaneous testosterone injections. The only injections I’ve heard of was in the muscle. But that got too painful doing it in my leg.

    I was interested in the pellets. But found the only places that offer that are the “specialty” clinics that charge out the ass. So too costly.

    I may go back to trying out the gel again since Androgel now has a more concentrated version.

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