First off I would like to thank everyone for the quality of this forum. I have already learned so much. I think I’m done lurking and would like to submit my own case for your feedback and advice.
I’m currently seeing my PCP. He is very open to all of this and will listen to any input I might have. He is admittedly undereducated on at least HCG but I think he could use some work on the overall HPTA. He did not order all the necessary labs before placing me on TRT.
A little background: I have had the usual low T symptoms consistantly for at least 3 years (I thought it was just how I was and i would have to live with it). Before that it was just on and off. Brain fog, memory, blurry vision, no ambition, no joy in the things I used to love, lethargy, weakness, etc. The non-existant labido and ED has been happening for 18 months. This was what pushed to the point to find a fix.
My doc offered prozac 6 weeks ago while we were waiting for the lab results. I thought since the zoloft helped before maybe this was it. I took the prozac for 3 weeks and decided that my hormones were where i needed to focus. After my labs came back (attached) my doc offered transdermals. I went with Testim 5mg a day for 2 weeks. I felt nothing.
So after doing research for those 2 wks I asked to be placed on test cyp 50mg E3D. I have been doing this for 2 weeks. week 1 one pretty good. Less foggy overall better feeling but still no labido. Morning wood for a few days but nothing that I got too excited about. Then i crashed for a few days. Now I’m just ok. No nipple sensitivity but a little more moody and emotional. My doc did give me a rx for arimedex but I have not used it yet. He is cuurrently looking into how to rx HCG.
body and facial hair- all normal, no back hair
I carry my fat in the lower mid section- hips and waist
Hx- was on zoloft for a few years (2003-2006) Labido was great while on it but climax became a problem. INH for 9 months due to possible TB exposure. Doubtful on the TB believe it was a false pos.
Other than that zero health issues.
I take daily: fish oil and multi vitamin. Just started taking D3 and B12
Diet is good. No fast food. Most clean meats and veg and potatoes.
Training was better up until a year ago. Weights and boxing. Have started more on the cardio only side the past couple of months. I don’t have the will for the gym or much boxing anymore.
negative ache in testes/fever
morning wood has been non-existant for probably 2 years now.
I have my next appt in one week. I will ask to have labs done in reference to the sticky. I am also thinking of 250 iu E3D of HCG and dex as needed. Following Chrislers protocol.
Should i be questioning adrenals or thyroid?
Thank you in advance! You guys have opened my eyes to the possibility that I can feel good again and enjoy the great life that I know is there.