Hi guys, I hope I’m posting this In the right place. I’m hoping to get a little help on what to do next to get my libido back. I haven’t had much of a libido for a couple years now and don’t get morning erections or random erections throughout the day. I’ll start with a little history. (please don’t flame me) I used to live a pretty fast paced life when I was younger, lots of drinking and steroid cycles and some drugs. I’ve smoked marijuana for many years and used to smoke cigarettes when I drank. I calmed down around the age of 23, don’t do drugs, don’t smoke cigarettes but still smoke weed and drink occasionally. However I’ve since stopped all that now as I really need to figure out my libido. I never ran hcg with my cycles as I didn’t bother to do my own research on the matter and only went off the advise from a “friend”. After the last cycle I did I couldn’t get my libido going for anything. I tried several restarts and even did the “power pct” which looking back probably wasn’t a great idea. I got fed up enough that I went to the doctor with low libido and fatigue issues, told him about my steroid use and everything else so he ran some test. He found that I have high ferritin (over 600 and top of the range is 300) and low normal testosterone. I began to donate blood and the ferritin has dropped and my fatigue has went away but my libido is still gone. I am not at optimal ferritin levels yet though. My doctor like most doesn’t know a whole lot about what I’m going through but admits it and is willing to learn and work with me. I also tried the clomid restart program outlined on this site but it has not brought my libido back either. Interestingly enough I did the clomid during some blood work as i wanted to see if my body would respond at all or if I had done some permanent damage. To my surprise my test LH and FSH all went up a decent amount, but came back down to the low end of normal after. I don’t have any of the lab results in front of me at the moment to post the numbers so I apologize, I’m just frustrated and don’t know what direction to go. I should also note that I read here about possible thyroid issues so I took my temperature 2 times a day for a week and my temp was almost bang on 37 degrees each reading.
I’m going to get more blood work done later this week to see where things are at, I’ve attached a picture of what labs are available to me and you can see what is checked off. I live in Canada and as far as I know these are the only labs I can get so some of the recommended labs are not on there. I realize no one can help me that much without the previous numbers so I will try dig those up and add them in here, or at the very least get my doctor to print them off when I go in early next week.
Sorry for the long story. I guess what I’m wondering is does anyone have expierence with high ferritin? Could that be the issue with my libido? I got a DNA test for hemochromatosis and it came back very unlikely that I have it. I’m worried that maybe my liver has been a little damaged from my younger years although the doc said the number came back fine and my liver isn’t fatty.
-I’m 28 years old
-Ive been lifting since I was 18, I lift 5 times a week
-I have no problem adding on muscle (maybe muscle memory?)
-I’m 5 feet 10 inches tall 195 lbs with about 13% body fat (guessing)
-I play hockey atleast once a week in the winter and softball atleast once a week in the summer as well as golf in the summer. -I also hunt in the fall which is a lot of hiking.
-I eat good and clean for the most part but don’t shy away from pizza every now and then.
-I have tons of hair, good facial hair, and lots of body hair.
-I don’t have brain fog, Or excessive fatigue
-I sleep pretty good, although I have a very busy mind so sometimes it keeps me up
Daily supplements ;
5000 iu vitamin D
4000mg omega 3
ZMA before bed
I’ve also used every “natural libido booster” vitamin and mineral in existence with no luck at all.
Thanx in advance.