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Do I Seem on Track?

I’m 48 yrs old, 5’7 168 lbs, excellent condition work out 3 times a week at least and have been doing this since I was probably 15 yrs old. I started having ED problems a couple of years ago. Within the last six months I went off a cliff it seems. Can’t sleep, ED, tired, fuzzy headed. But still working out regardless. I also do a pretty physical job during the day which I’m probably getting too old to do. It pays so I keep doing it even though I have a degree.

So I went to see a hormone specialist. Medical didn’t cover it so I pay him cash for everything. I’ve been on testosterone creme for about 45 days. For the first 30 days I was taking 1 ML of 5% creme twice a day. I seemed to be fine for the first 30 days until my libido and ability to have an erection pretty much died. Even though I have had ED issues, before TRT my libido was crazy good. My Dr. then retested some labs which I’ll post below. He increased my testosterone creme to 7.5 ML twice a day and added 1.5 MG of anastrozole a week.

It’s been two weeks and I am beginning to see life in my erections again but I am not feeling as sexually aroused as I thought I might be. Definitely not at the level I was before I went on TRT, which I find strange. I have a beautiful girlfriend and she’s been putting up with this. If you see anything that might help or be out of line or if you need more information please let me know. I want to get this right without going through too much trial and error. If I need to be doing this any other way please say so. I want to get this right.


1st lab results 9/30/12 (Much more was tested if you need the results)

  • Testosterone, Serum 254
  • Free Testosterone (Direct) 7.3
  • FSH 3.9
  • Sex Horm Binding Glob, Serum 23.1
  • Estroidial 7.5

2nd lab results 10/2/12 (All that was tested)

  • Testosterone, Serum 1022
  • Free Testosterone (Direct) 37.4 ***lab says “high” 6.8-21.5
  • Estroidial 21.9