Greetings, looking for advice.
Body and Facial Hair: I have slight chest hair in the center of my chest extending slightly towards my nipples. I have lower stomach hair and a patch of lower back hair. My beard is patchy at best.
Fat: I carry most of my fat around my torso and chest.
History: Shortly after turning 19, I started dating a girl, one night things got hot and heavy but had to end resulting in blue balls. The next day my dick wouldn't work. As an 18 year old, I freaked out and tried all sorts of herbal remedies to no avail. I then went to my Doctor who tested my T levels and thyroid. The results were "normal," I don't know the numbers. That doctor scratched it up to anxiety/depression.
For the next 5 or so years I have been virtually unable to get an erection. However, I could masturbate with porn but never had the desire to do so. Also if I was on vacation or drunk I could. To treat this I have been on every SSRI and many benzos and anti psychotic drugs on the market and am seeing a psychiatrist who believes I am bi-polar (I do not agree with this diagnosis). After the ever present Low-T commercials I begged my psychiatrist to test my T levels, the results were TT 301 (range 300 - 875).
My psychiatrist told me to go to my general practitioner. I was put on Axiron 1 pump each axilla. I faithfully applied the Axiron for 90 days before my next test, which came up 225 TT with the same range. I was then put on testim, 50 mg. After 3 weeks I was tested again with a result of 175 TT. My GP was baffled, and referred me to a colleague of hers who has experience with Low T. She prescribed me injections. 10ml once a week. Amidrex 1 mg once a week. That same day I had a much more thorough blood work which is listed below. My current regimen is also listed below.
- 7ml Test cyp E5D
- 1 mg arimidex once a week
- 50,000 IU Vitamin D
- 1000 mg L-Lysine twice daily
- 300 mg Lithium once a day (this is being tapered out completely)
- 25mg Hydroxizine twice a day
- Generic Zyrtec (not sure the dose)
- Flonase (not sure the dose)
-Labs: (Note: these were taken after 3 months of axiron followed by 3 weeks of Testim)
FSH 1.7I IU/L (1.55 IU/L - 9.74 IU/L)
CRP .56 mg/dl (L=0.00 H=1.00)
Prolactin 8.6(4.0 to 15.2 NG/mL)
LH 1.8 IU/L (1.7 to 8.6 IU/L)
ES 19.8 pg/mL (Follicular phase 12.5 to 166.0 pg/mL)
TSH 3.04 (0.50 to 4.90 Iu/ML)
Sed Rate 1 (0 - 10 mm/HR)
T3 Free 4.04 (2.80 - 5.30 pg/mL)
PSA 0.56 (.01 - 5.40 ng/mL)
T4 Free 1.18 (0.80 - 2.20 ng/mL)
Vit B12 402 (L=239 to H=931)
DHEA S 572.1 (211 - 492 ug/dl)
Vit D 18.7 (30 - 100.00 ng/mL)
High Protein Low carb. Sometimes drink. Sometimes have some cookie binges.
Been lifing on and off for the past 5 years. Did P90x for awhile, currently lifting 3 times a week (starting strength).
Sometimes have some aching post ejaculation but I do not recall any specific time that was associated with a fever.
Since starting injections they have returned with a vengenace.
I would like some opinions on my current regimen as towards its effectiveness on my blood results.Further I was wondering if I should perhaps consider adding HCG (if my Dr. will prescribe it). I am not concerned with fertility issues but I have noticed some shrinkage which is concerning to me. For example, as I was typing this out I noticed my DHEA-S was quite high and I am not being treated in anyway for that. Is this something I should worry about? I would also like some opinions overall.
Thanks for your time, I wish I would have found this site years ago.