So been lurking for a while. I been on hormones for 2 years now and never really been able to dial in. I self medicate cause i just never been able to.find a good doc. I just recently tried to drop ai. My problem has always been sex drive, thats why I been trying hormones. Right now I’m doing 200 mg/w slip in 2. From previous blood test, I know I aromatise a lot. I tried to drop arimedex cause, really its just to.hard to manage, and low e2 was turning me into a fk crazy guy. I turn so impulsive and anxious its crazy. Anyway, just been on 200mg for 2-3 weeks, and its interresting . I was having gyno sides the first week. I let it past, anf it did. First week without ai was bad. Nights sweets is only sides still there. But my libido never came back… All symptoms of high e2 are gone now, except libido is at 0. Really weird. I’m very curous to see where i’m at, but I wont be able because of the virous. Should I switch to daily?
Its weird cause I don’t feel that bad, I just have 0 libido. I tried lower dose and I was getting depress and was losing energy.
No. You JUST changed your protocol 2 weeks ago. Give it another 2 months.
When was the last time your libido was “good”?
Give it at least 8 weeks keeping the same protocol, WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR PROTOCOL.
Some people take a little longer, so don’t be impatient.
When I changed my injection frequency, and dropped the AI, libido was the last thing to normalize.
Kind of hard to follow your post but here is what you should do.
- Stop obsessing over this.
- Stop the AI.
- Pin 100 mg IM twice a week
- Wait 6 - 8 weeks
I don’t think your lack of libido is hormonal.
Things that affect libido:
- High blood pressure
- Poor sleep
- Low testosterone
- High prolactin
- Low thyroid hormones
- Alcohol & drugs
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
I kind of had the same thing. I felt pretty good starting out without an AI doing 200mg split into two injections per week. I felt really calm with the higher estrogen but not much libido. I’ve been on daily injections for about 12 weeks and the libido got a lot better but the calm feeling kind of diminished a little. It’s weird…It’s like I get one or the other.
Are you on any type of medication that to haven’t listed yet.
Do you see #7 on the list down? I think that is hormonal?
Actually it’s been 3 weeks. another 2 months? I just don’t see any progress, actually libido has been doing worse and has stayed steady a 0 for the last 2 weeks. It’s hard to believe it’s going to be better. I don’t mind waiting, but if daily works almost all the time, I rather do that and wait. Mentally I feel way better without AI, and I’m not in a relationship right now so I’m not stressing to much about the time it takes. wouldn’t be a good thing to draw blood at this point?
steady good? 2 years ago when I started. I did 250 mgs test cyp + hcg(don’t remember how much) + 1 mgs arimidex. per week all split in 2. after that I did a cycle of dbol + 125 mgs cyp per week. I decided to up the dose of test cyp one day, then my libido was gone. Had bloods and e2 was crazy high. Never been able to stabilize after that .
how long it took and what was your protocol?
only thing I could think of would be thyroid. last time I check tsh was at something like 3.5. not out of range but borderline. All the rest don’t apply to me.
I’ve read somewhere that estrogen rise serotonine, might be a reason why?
no not on anything else
Instead of thinking about not thinking about sex, make yourself think about sex. Know what I mean? No porn. Read stories. Think about what turns you on and proceed to obsess about that instead. Also, If you jack off three times a day, theres your problem. Dont start with Estrogen this and estrogen that. Also stop fucking with your protocol. TRT is all about pinning and carrying on with your day. Dont be the guy who says to himself “oh no my TRT isnt working today”