I’m 52 and here are my last labs.
Total T 365 ng/dL
My free T was at the low end of the range too but my EHR Portal is annoying to navigate so I don’t have the exact number.
In 2007 I got a vasectomy. I developed chronic groin pain shortly after. Not balls so much at first but where I was cut. I got epididymitis in 2010 (fu**ing horrible), I got a vas reversal in 2012. At one point after my reversal my free T was around 485. I was around 47. My energy and libido went to like nothing in last 5 years. Body does not respond well to exercise like it did just a few years ago. I was running the stairs at work less than 5 years ago and could get pretty strong just doing a quick tabata workout of free hand exercises and dumbells. Not so much anymore.
Long story short I hurt my shoulder training for a swim meet last month. I got a hold of a some T from a friend, a rip blend he was not using. I did about 1.5 ml and about a week later I was having sex with my wife like we hadn’t had it in 7 years. I felt like a porn star. Having a libido again was nice as I had no desire for the last few years.
I had suspected low t was a problem and kept bugging my doctor but he would not prescribe it. This rip blend shot, which was mostly testosterone propionate with some trenbolone and masterone, made me realize that my problem is hormonal and not mental. I think the two surgeries on my scrotum may have damaged my testicles.
I have been reading about steroids and TRT a lot in last few weeks to educate myself and am here to seek out advice.
How do you find a provider? I am not interested in getting androgel from a GP that has no idea how to manage someone on TRT or getting a shot every 2 weeks. I have no problems injecting myself.
Any advice would be appreciated. I feel like I know what it’s like to have a life again. I don’t want to go back to feeling like a eunuch. It’s not just the sex but my energy was nice too as was my mood. It’s amazing to just feel compelled to grab my wife again, lol.
My goals are just to bump things up to where I have a little energy and sex drive again. 365 seems too low for a guy that is in pretty good shape for at least 4 months every year and is not obese and completely sedentary. I’m too young to not want sex anymore either.