Just found this place and hoping someone can help me out. I am 39 years old and since i was 17 been involved in sports and training. I competed at very high levels until my mid 20’s. I am 6ft3 230lbs and workout 2-3 hours 5-6 days a week. Over the last few years my sex drive has been close to zero. If i give myself time to unplug from work, training and athletics I have no problem getting and maintaining an erection if needed and still get the occasional morning wood. I also find myself sleepy during the day no matter how much sleep i get.
I decided to look into TRT out of curiosity and got my blood results back. My total T was 600, Free was 18 or so, Estrogen 32, DHEA 299. Thyroid was good and i had a high SHBG 66. The doctor analyzed my results and was concerned because i had a high LH of 8.2. He had asked me about testicle trauma, drug use etc… which i never had any trauma and never used drugs.
He said this pointed to primary hypogonadism and my brain was sending a signal to my testicles to produce test but they were shutting down? My first question is does this sound like primary hypo? My test was 600 and free 18 with a high SHBG. I have been down since hearing this almost wondering why my boys are quitting on me.
Next he prescribed me 160mg of testosterone a week, and 500 IU’s of HCG with an AI. I have not started yet because i figured i would ask you guys what you think about this protocol and if i even need it ? Thanks guys !