Question regarding the beginning with TRT
over all good shape with healthy diet
PreTRT - 230 total
1 1/2 year on gel - 651 total, 124 free
Last 3 months on cream 150mg 2x day to inner thigh plus DHEA 20mg. current 1200 total and 360 free (full blood results coming in mail)
Main issues - libido crashed, hard to achieve orgasm, sleep, erections not lasting.
Not problem- energy is fine.
Felt better with cream then gel not worlds different though. Libido increased and was happy for it. Main reason why I wanted to go too cream. Was hoping for better sexual reaction etc. It helped some but still had times where didn’t do what I hoped for. But definitely there were improvements.
Main one was ability to have multiple orgasm in a day. Prior even on gel once a day max.
2 months in and the honeymoon came to crashing stop. Libido just went to floor, orgasm very hard to achieve and erections suffered. Went from sex on mind all day to finding excuses.
Didn’t have this problem on gel though. Didn’t reach the heights of cream on gel but orgasms were fine and consistent just lost libido after orgasm. Now very frustrated.
Spoke with doc and he wants to wait a few weeks for new blood work.
Heard about honeymoon period but thought I would have been over all that as I started 18 months ago. I understand the gel is very low with T so 8 weeks sounds about right with cream.
Curios as to what can I expect further? Will this normalize back or am I needed to change protocol up and maybe add a PDE5
I understand its not about numbers but the way I feel and doc thinks numbers are perfect. He’s apprehensive right now to change up but he’s open to lower or raise if needed.
With that said I definitely feel at this point worse sexually then when just on gel. I also felt back a few months ago that maybe adding a PDE5 with gels might have been a smart move. But talked myself out of it thinking it wouldn’t help libido. I understand I might not be just dialed in but man this was a crash. I will have blood results to add hopefully shortly.
Thanks in advance!