Here goes. I'm a 31 year old male and have had serious issues since coming off a 9 month Testosterone Enanthate cycle.
I've been using steroids since I was 21 years of age. Stupid and foolish, yes I know. My last cycle was Testosterone Enanthate 3 x 12 weeks cycles with pct inbetween. I did a 12 weeker and pct, no time off and jumped straight back onto another 12 weeker, pct and then another 12 weeker. I lost my erections after the third cycle. Couldn't get it up at all. I took a cousre of Nolvadex a while after and got erections back but only for like two days.
I went to see a urologist a year later and they told me it was all psychological because my testosterone levels were higher than normal. 5 years later I got private bloodwork and my levels were high. 879 ng/dl, 844 ng/dl, 769 ng/dl, 750 ng/dl. I also got tested for LH a few times which were 11.4, 10.8, 10.4, 25.3, 13.0 on a range of 1.7 - 8.6. High LH means that my brain thinks my T is low. I then started researching and reading up on elevated T levels because this isn't normal at all. Very high T levels after abusing roids years on end.
Anyways, a guy on another forum saw my bloodwork and said " Hey I think you have Mild Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome" (MAIS). And he was right. I've been to see 4 different endocrinologists. The first one had no clue and couldn't tell me why my LH was so high. The second endo said there was a possibility but he didn't think testosterone would help me because I'm fully virilised.
The third endo diagnosed me with "Mild Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome" and referred me to a specialist near me. The foruth endo who I'm seeing now is going to put me on Nebido injections after I quuit drinking because I drink far too much. The next app is in December.
I've been diagnosed with a very very rare condition. It affects every 1 in 100,000 males.
"MAIS is only diagnosed in normal phenotypic males, and is not typically investigated except in cases of male infertility . MAIS has a mild presentation that often goes unnoticed and untreated ; even with semenological, clinical and laboratory data, it can be difficult to distinguish between men with and without MAIS, and thus a diagnosis of MAIS is not usually made without confirmation of an AR gene mutation . The androgen sensitivity index (ASI), defined as the product of luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone (T), is frequently raised in individuals with all forms of AIS, including MAIS, although many individuals with MAIS have an ASI in the normal range . Testosterone levels may be elevated despite normal levels of luteinizing hormone"
I've been through hell. I was put on 5 different SSRI's after coming off my last cycle. I didn't think about sex or anything in all these years. I came off the meds last April and lost awoman I really cared about last May. I just couldn't get it up.
Anyways, last June I took Test Cyp for 5 weeks at dosage off 150 mg the 1st week, 175 mg the second week, 200 mg the 3rd week, and 250 mg the 4th and 5th week. It didn't do a thing other than raise my E2 to 63 in week 4 when I got tested. I didn't check what my T levels were at.
My new endo is putting on Nebido injections every 10 weeks. My HPTA will not shut down, the aim is to lower my LH to a normal level and the exogenous T i take will be added n top of what I'm already producing, so me levels will be in the 1200 + range. What I'm worried about is why Test cyp didn't work on me but test enanthate 500mg made me a walking hard on. Could anyone help me? Please, I'm desperate. How could I make Nebido work for me?