I am 35 and started testosterone replacement therapy around December of last year. I am taking 100mg/week injections of Testosterone Cyp. After a few months I noticed things were going downhill and the better feeling and higher level of arousal and better erectile function seemed to have diminished. I made an appointment and told her that I feel my T2 levels were high and I would like to have my labs tested and wanted to get on Arimidex.
She said we will need to see the labs and go from there. They drew blood and drew an insufficient sample. I got a letter saying they didnâ??t draw enough to get the T2 checked after the other labs and the letter told me to just keep taking the 100mg/week and she didnâ??t send me a new lab request form or anything. I was frustrated and put it off but the week before last I finally called and complained and said I need the labs.
So I called today and they got the lab results. She explained the doctor wants me to change my dosage to 80mg a week and have labs rechecked in a month. I asked Why. I said that seems to be going the wrong direction with my problems and that I feel my problem is Estrogen. She explained that yes your Estrogen levels were high so the doctor wants to try lowering your testosterone and then check labs in a month. I explained that 100mg a week is no large dose and that I'd really just rather start taking an AI to control it.
She got back to me that the doctor insists that I do cut my dosages and that we recheck in a month and that if my testosterone is still in normal range and if my estrogen is still high that then she would look at adding the AI inhibitor.
I asked them to send me my lab and I can post them when I get them.
She has always checked my testosterone in the middle of the week between me taking my shots. Its been up there in the 600 and 700s range for total. Nothing off the charts and nothing I want to bring any lower.
I weight 240 right now and should be more like 185 so I know the extra weight is a contributing factor as well.
I had my SHBG checked as well on a previous lab and they were not high.
She also refuses ti prescribe HCG as well. I have brought in some research on that but she said she would only if me and my wife were trying to have a baby.
Any feedback would be appreciated on this. I can also post my labs when I get them in the mail. I am thinking I really should look for another doctor