Whats up fellas, 26 Y/O male doing some reading in the forums and there seems to be some really helpful info on here. Ill try to keep this short but provide enough accurate info for some help.
Don’t think I ever had high testosterone and after a year on and off many anti depressants and mood stabilizers I got myself stable and happy with no meds but was still feeling tired all the time and no sex drive so I got a blood test and my initial results were:
Free test: 4
Bio Test: 99
(only posting important stuff or things that were HIGH or LOW, got a full workup though)
Decided to start HCG 500iu Troches 2 under the tongue 3 times a week because I was worried about being stuck on test for my whole life and I was just worried about totally killing my natural sex drive.
After 3 months on HCG my results were:
FSH 3.03/ LH 4.31
Testosterone 274 with bioavailable 143
Ferritin 73 (previous 171)
Decided to start test after trying a week of clomid first to see if that did anything (which it raised my test to 534) but I felt all depressed and really bad so I decided to not mess with clomid and go the test route.
It’s been about 3 and half months on test cyp .08ml per week, 500iu HCG twice per week, and anastrozole .5 once per week and my last full workup was about a month ago and so far I’ve felt fine no big changes besides sex drive increasing still tired and having trouble losing weight.
Last Blood workup 3/14:
FSH: below .2
LH: below .2
Free Test: 16
Bio Test: 409
Right after this they increased my test dose to .9 per week and the next week april 1-6th I felt off just gloomy and anxious and really bad drug cravings, (I’m a recovering drug addict), lower sex drive, and I went to go sleep with a girl that weekend and I just couldn’t get hard at all like nothing and I didnt panic, figured it might be high estrogen and previously I had taken anastrozole .5 mg 2x per week for a few weeks and I had the same type of feelings like gloomy, bad drug cravings and I assumed it was just lowering my already low estrogen so I stopped it for a month. Anyway its been 2 and a half weeks since that episode and so far I have taken anastrozole .5mg 3 times, the 10th, the 14th and the 21st and my sex drive has barely come back at all and I’m just not feeling like I’m even on test, I’m feeling less interested in sex and less powerful than I was before all of this stuff.
I decided to get a quick blood test right after my test shot on saturday the 20th and just test my estrogen and test and it came back:
Im not sure if that test is so high because it was directly after my shot or what but my levels are looking fine, why am I still not able to fuck or even interested in girls!? Also, the reason that I’m headed here is because I go to like a new age health clinic and every time I go in they try to sell me everything that they have by basically making me feel like Im doomed if I don’t get it and I can’t ever tell if their information is credible and now Im panicking thinking Ill be stuck this way. Also, i tried to make this short but I fucked it sorry boys.
So, 2 questions are, why don’t I feel like Im on test if my test is supposedly high and estrogen normal, why am I having ED, am I doomed??
Second, is there a reason why whenever I hopped on clomid for a week, and when I started taking anastrozole that I would get depressed and anxious and have really bad cravings for drugs? Could making estrogen too low affect dopamine levels?
open for any advice from anyone. just looking for some second opinions before I end up going back to the scam doctors.