39 year old here. I’ve been on TRT (200mg/2 weeks no AI) since 2010 and ever since I started, although I felt better at first, I’ve had low libido.Now, since about 2 years ago, I start having ED more and more. Morning wood almost non existant and have to take Cialis to have sex. However, here’s where it gets weird… Took a vacation to Thailand last March with my ex and upped my test to 200mg/week. NO PROBLEM! And she made me notice that every time we where in a tropical climate, things kinda went back to normal. Now, thing is, the mind is playing a role on it that’s for sure.
Today I picked up last year’s bloodwork and here’s the results (btw, the range are the true ranges here!! 867 is not super high IMO).
TT: 317 (202 - 867)
FT: 188 (86 - 434)
SHBG: 21 nmol/l (20 - 68)
E2: < 20 (they don’t calculate below it) (9.8 - 60)
Yeah, that’s it! As I’ve read and talk to a HRT doc in the US, it seems extremely tough to get the treatment I need here in Canada (even though I’m paying for it). One time I got a call after the next morning after my blood work, I was freaking out because I thought I had cancer, the dumb nurse said that my test was too high at ~1,100 lol I just pinned the day before and I literally told her “that’s it? I thought it was something dangerous”
My conclusion after many months of research on the topic is that my E2 and my FT is too low. But every time I mention trying 200mg/week, doctors are freaking out saying I’ll have high red blood cell and that I’ll have a stroke even though at 100mg/week, it’s very fine, even could be slightly higher. It’s a nightmare, I should be feeling like I’m 25, but I’m feeling like 65 and I’m sure some 65 year old males are in better shape than I am sexually wise I mean, will I have to resort to black market test to treat something that could be done legally!