So my story goes like this,
I was having MAINLY erection issues. From 15 years old to the present day. At 18, I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to go do a testosterone blood test.
My levels came 374 ng/dl (13 nmol/L). I was a bit shocked that my T levels were this low since I was still 18 at the time (19 atm). Yes, you can argue that it is within range, but it is in the very low end and don’t forget at my age it should be at the highest.
I decided to go to an endocrinologist. He ordered that I’d take another testosterone test along with FSH and LH levels. The results came as follows, Testosterone 328.53ng/dl, FSH 4.2mIU/ML and LH 4.9mIU/ML.
After this, he ordered a full pituitary analysis and blood test. The following are the results
I was prescribed TRT using Nebido (Testosterone undecanoate), 1g/4ml. 1g shot, 2nd dose 6 weeks after, then every 3 months. (Now I know that this protocol is shit due to the low frequency of shots). I was ordered to take another blood test, this time at around the 2 month mark after my 3rd Nebido Shot.
The following are the results
Throughout all this time of taking Nebido, I can’t say I felt much of a difference at all. Both good and bad. Maybe I started getting like 1 morning wood every 2/3 weeks, but nothing much more. Note that I take my sleep schedule seriously (7+ hrs a night), eat the right way, exercise regularly, etc… I took these into consideration way before going to the endocrinologist. I also had tried NoFap, managed to get 94 days, and did a long time without porn, if that matters. I just tried everything.
I got sick of things not working, and the endocrinologist always telling me to give it more time. I bought some testosterone enanthate/cypionate from a local gym and started taking 500mg/week for about 4 weeks, along with like dbol for 2 weeks or so. I know this was the wrong move but I was just depressed that nothing was working. After the 4 weeks, I came to my senses that 500mg wasnt right, and started taking a TRT dose of black market testosterone, 170mg/week, split in 2 doses. I also started taking 2.5mg daily dose of cialis and ever since I started this I have been getting morning erections maybe 3/4 times a week, and even when Im with a girl (if im not stressed about this shit, because it has evolved into some sort of performance anxiety). I have been taking this dose of 170mg/week of test for about 3 weeks now and cialis for about a month.
Now for the main question. I am 19, my life infront of me (hopefully), prescribed TRT by a professional (not just decided on my own). I don’t feel right about this and haven’t come across many other teens with the need of TRT.
I was thinking about trying to get my natural testosterone up, not supplement exogenous testosterone. I have read that a cycle of HcG, Clomid and Nolvadex should do trick, however I don’t know if this will work in my case. Will it take me back to my low natural testosterone (370ng/dl), or boost my testosterone enough to at least be in the middle range (around 500ng/dl), or am I screwed and need to take TRT for sure? As I said, my first ever shot of exogenous testosterone was on the 11th of January 2019, so that makes it a year of exogenous testosterone. This issue has been causing depression along with other problems in my life and I wish to get it fixed.
So I’d love to hear your honest advice on this. Thanks for reading.