Written on these forums before, so doing my best to keep it brief! 24 years old, 63kg, 170cm in height. About three years or so ago now, I began suffering from ED and low libido. Around about the same time, I developed mild Gyno and acne. Symptoms got progressively worse; lost my morning erections, began getting hot flushes and gaining weight etc etc, so went to GP who reluctantly agreed to do some blood tests for me.
Cut a long story short, total and free testosterone came in at 13mnol and 15mnol respectively. Reference range goes from 10-30mnol, so it is almost universally agreed that levels like that in a man who is my age and otherwise healthy, are low and likely to impact my physical and mental health. Further tests showed high prolactin, and I am now on Cabergoline 0.5mg tablet once a week to bring these levels down, as apparently high prolactin levels can impair libido and erectile function/ quality.
My doctor has however, in view of my symptoms and borderline low testosterone levels, indicated that he would be happy for me to try a TRT regime in the form of Tostran gel. Now, given my age and the risks that TRT poses, I said to him that I was unsure about this. He then suggested Clomid as an alternative. I don’t know if any of you guys on here are familiar with it, but apparently it is used off label to raise LH and FSH and can even encourage fertility, whereas TRT of course actually shuts down your body’s natural production and can reduce sperm count significantly. Any guys on here have any experience of using Clomid? If so, what happened whilst you were on it? Did you notice a substantial improvement in your symptoms and what dosage did you use?
I am reluctant to do TRT, especially as HCG is not being offered/ is not available, but if my symptoms persist and I continue to suffer then I suppose I will have no choice. I would however like to try the Clomid first, so any advice regarding doses and symptom improvement etc from anybody with any experience of using it would be very useful at this stage. Also, anybody on here used Viagra/ Cialis and found that they did not really improve or strengthen your erections? If so, what alternative treatments did you then decide on?
Look forward to hearing from you!