I understand, it’s tough. I did not want to do that, however I was specifically asked to complete the credentials thread. It’s always possible that whatever you’re reading is a bunch of crap. I was led to this site by patients coming to me with crazy ideas from the internet to the extent I had to see for myself. While I don’t think becoming as informed as possible is a bad thing, I encourage it, it can also be the reverse if the information is incorrect or misleading, even though most contributions are simply trying to help others.
Some portray themselves in a misleading way. For example, when you say “I see” and go on to talk from a position of vast experience, it is misleading. When I speak, I speak of real experiences with over a couple thousand of men and women. We’re not disagreeing, I not giving an opinion, I’m relating what a see, and I really see and hear it from real people. Of course, I could be making all of it up. Can’t really help you there, so whatever anyone thinks it is worth is just going to have to be that.
I think, for the most part, you’re passionate about TRT and you have a lot of unusual health conditions. I think you’ve had some very bad experiences in your ongoing search for help. It must be very frustrating. In my mind your mistake, though I believe it to be an honest one, is that you extrapolate your experiences to others and take some of the unusual situations often reported in this kind of format as normal. They’re just not. Believe me or not, no one has related to me some of what you have on this forum.
When you speak of hormones in chaos, not in a steady state, not “dialed in,” etc., and all that comes with that, it just is not normal for guys to have all these problems. That’s the bottom line. If you doubt me, fine. It’s easy to check. Go to a gym and talk to as many as possible who are on TRT. Ask them about their experiences, E2, aromatase inhibitors, dosing levels, injections schedules, libido, anxiety, etc. See what you hear. Then you will really know something, first hand, not something you read from an obscure source. A source like me…
Good luck to all on your path. The amazing impact this has on lives never gets old. Hell, I’ll talk to 20-30 patients a day and then read about this in the evening. My “job” is not work.