It’s been a few months since my last update regarding my testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)! The last time I wrote was after being at the low point of my testosterone roller coaster – my numbers started out really low, then they shot up past the “normal” range, then they dropped again after a change in my dosage.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy – Improving But Not Optimal
The great thing about this last round of testing and the subsequent doctor’s visit is that my testosterone levels ave increased since the doctor increased my TRT dose back to the original level.
I posted a video giving a full update on my testosterone replacement therapy, which I have inserted below (you may have to click through to the article or the link to the video if you are reading this via email):
Here is a very general summary in case you are not able to view the video:
- The fear in increasing my dose back to the original amount was that my testosterone may rise back to a level considered “too high” – this did not happen!
- My testosterone level is still lower than the target that the endocrinologist set for me (in the 700s)
- My PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level was in the normal range, indicating that my prostate is not enlarged (one of the side affects of the TRT causing extremely high testosterone levels)
- I have to take new blood tests in the middle of June in order to check on the treatment
- My vitamin D level was in the normal range (and higher than 8 months ago)
- I have put a much higher premium on sleep, which has meant forgoing my early-morning gym sessions for much of the last 8 weeks
- Since my sleep has been off lately, I have been feeling exhausted and crashing in the afternoons
- My memory is still suboptimal, so I have to keep lists and send a lot of reminder emails to myself
I have to go back for blood tests in about 10-11 weeks, and this time we will only be checking to see the affects of my testosterone replacement therapy on my actual testosterone levels (I’m happy because this will mean less vials of blood drawn lol)!
I really believe if I can get at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep, then I can be sure if the lingering symptoms are due to my testosterone replacement therapy failing or just my current lack of sleep.
The great thing is that I am accomplishing so many of the goals I had set out 5 or 6 months ago! So at least I am being very productive. 🙂
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