Hello all, new forum member looking for some help. I’m 53 years old, excellent health, been on TRT for a few years now. I competed many years ago in bodybuilding, making it to national level but had a couple of injuries/surgeries and stopped for a long time because of a back surgery. During the years of competing I cycled many times with no issues. Since I’ve started back I feel pretty good, seem tired now and then with trouble sleeping, but way too emotional it seems. The biggest concern is my libido/erections. I dont seem to be interested as much, and when my wife and I get together, I always reach orgasm, but there are times I can’t get an erection, and lots of times my erection quality isn’t very good or doesn’t last long. My diet is excellent, I’m very active, but I never know if I’m going to have erection issues or not, therefore I avoid initiating things more than not with my wife. After reading many threads here I thought maybe my Estradiol was low. I had some blood work done last week and here are the results:
Testosterone, Total, LC/MS 1494.9 348.0-1197.0 ng/dL
Free Testosterone(Direct) >50.0 7.2-24.0 pg/mL
Estradiol 17.4 7.6-42.6 pg/mL
I’ve seen in a few of the postings that Estradiol should be in the low 20’s, so I’m assuming I’m ok there, so I’m confused on what’s causing the issues. I’ve been taking 250IU of HCG EOD for the last few weeks, and no AI, just the HCG. Any help would be greatly appreciated.