Hey guys, this is my first time posting but really looking for some feedback. Without going to deep down the rabbit hole of my past year, a little background. I have had sexual dysfunction ever since stopping an antidepressant cold turkey nine months ago. From a lot of the research I have done since then it seems I have PSSD which is rare and a lot of people dont know about it. I have since been trying to fix everything.
I went to the Low T Center locally and had bloodwork done and my T was low. With two drawings: my first total was 340 and Free was 6.8 . My second drawing the following week was total 225 and Free 4.6 . The rest of my levels all seemed in normal range but I want to note my estradiol was 28. I am 37 years old. So I was started TRT. I get an injection weekly and then the 3rd and the 5th day I do hcg injections at home.
I obviously as stated already had issues, however, I had gotten to a stable point where I could get erections manually on a regular basis, my libido was low though.
So first week of my T injection which was on a Thursday went fine. By Saturday(it could have been placebo some) I seemed to feel a little better, more of a confident sense and actually on Sunday had sex with my wife for the first time in nine months without a pill. Sunday I gave myself my first HCG shot and still felt good. Felt good Monday as well. On Tuesday I took my next HCG shot and seemed fine, but by Tuesday night I started to feel different. Wednesday I was actually worse than before treatment.
My stable erection quality I had prior was diminished to the point where I could not get an erection at all. This Thursday I got another T shot and no change. No improvement in libido and still cannot get an erection. It is now Sunday and I took my HCG shot. I am really hoping to just get some input. I heard from the pssd forum that a couple of people with pssd had crashed somehow on HCG where it made them worse, but there have been plenty take it and be fine. I had some others mention maybe my estradiol went high.
For you guys that are on TRT, did you have times early on where you were worse than before treatment? How quickly can estradiol increase? Could that be my problem? I just had the mindset that when I started TRT I would just start improving and that would be it. I know its early in the process and if I had just gone back to my baseline with my issues that would be one thing, but to regress to being worse than prior to the start of treatment to the point I have zero libido and cannot get an erection at all is troubling. Anyone have a similar experience or advice?