-Describe body and facial hair: Very little facial or body hair. I can go weeks at a time without shaving and the only thing that will grow is peach fuzz.
-Describe where you carry fat and how changed: I don’t look overweight at all with clothes on but when I take my shirt off you can clearly tell I have a belly. Also, my butt.
-Health conditions, symptoms [history]: None, except low testosterone.
-Diet:I wouldn’t say my diet is terrible but I definitely do not count calories or have strict guidelines on what I can or cannot eat. I rarely, if ever eat processed food. It is mostly chicken, steak, potatoes, etc-home-cooked meals I should rather say.
-Training: None. I used to lift weights 5 days a week with a day or two of cardio every few weeks. This was when I was on testosterone replacement therapy so I actually had the energy.
-Testes ache occasionally-only when I take HCG and they grow/shrink accordingly.
- TRUE Morning wood-NEVER. I do usually wake up with a very weak erection out of my need to urinate every morning though.
Okay, my story: I have had weak erections and little to no libido for my entire life. This past summer I finally decided to make an appointment with a urologist after learning about testosterone replacement therapy.
I do not have the exact blood work he ordered, but I remember specifically my total testosterone being 268 with a range of (250-1100) Seeing this my urologist put me on Testosterone cypionate 300mg ever other week. He made me come into his office to get the shot and I would consistently crash nearing the end of the second week.
He would not budge from his protocol and it was at this point that I began to do my own research and discovered websites like these. Well I stopped seeing that doctor and began seeing a different one a few months later. On the interim, I felt very shitty. He did not send me on a way with a PCT so I was left to suffer as a result of quitting TRT cold turkey.
So a few months ago, I found a supposedly good doctor. We did a bunch of blood work to see where my baseline would be. My total testosterone was 115(160-726) so he prescribed nolvadex 20mg ED for 4 weeks with bloods being drawn 1 week after cessation. Well I just got my labs back today and my total testosterone came out to be: 479(160-726). We were both happy with the numbers, except that my symptoms were all still there. My sexual function did not increase in the slightest, even though my levels rose by like 300 points.
Well he sent me on my way with a script to get blood work in 2 weeks(4-5 weeks after cessation of nolvadex) to see if my levels remain or decrease with nolvadex not being in my system anymore. Now here is where I need some guidance. I asked him what he would do if my levels did in fact come back low again. He said, well being so young, I would start you on HCG monotherapy and if that works you can stay on that for life. I got into an argument with him because this is absolutely not what I want. I want to be on TRT+HCG+ai if needed.
I need to have a good argument for my next appointment so he does not do this. I was thinking of saying: "HCG has to be kept refrigerated at all times so traveling will be a pain), it is expensive and I do not even think it is FDA approved for long term so insurance will likely not cover it, estrogen will likely skyrocket. Any others you can come up with?
Do you see anything wrong with my experience so far with this doctor? Anything I should have or should not have done? My goal right now is to absolutely make sure my levels come back low on my next blood test. The only way I will feel better is on testosterone. I know this because when I was on TRT, the first week after my shot I felt amazing. Like a new person.