If you’ve tried Proviron as part of or sole HRT please give me some feedback. I have a situation where Tribulus improved me (I was shocked) but the effect only lasted for a couple of months, Androgel at just 50mg for 2 weeks 100% fixed me, and 200mg of T cyp once a week (for 2.5 months) did absolutely nothing even after lowering E2 to 26. Just a note I switched from the gel to the shots for convenience.
The only piece to this puzzle that was never tested was my DHT and I’m guessing that’s why I responded to Agel and Trib but not the shots. It was strange that on the shots I could defiantly tell my T was up there, because you can feel it, but I didn’t get any libido or mood improvement from it. Also no sides that you would expect at that dose from DHT conversion. No oily skin, acne, etc.
On Agel libido was back in three days and my depression was totally gone in two weeks. I’m now down to the chicken or the egg. Am I lacking in T to DHT conversion or did I just respond to the strong antidepressant effects of elevated DHT from the Agel? I went to see Dr Crisler a couple of weeks ago and he wants me to go clean for 2 months and then do a 24 hour urine test so that’s where I’m at now. I am curious about Proviron though because all of the studies I’ve read on it sound very positive. It has great results for fixing libido and depression issues.
I’ve heard that some guys take it on a daily basis for long periods of time. No effect on HPTA at doses lower than 100mg a day, lowers SHBG, lowers E2, and due to the slight aromatase inhibition of it in some cases raises total and free T. Why hasn’t this stuff been more popular?
I’ve read a few guys posts on this board where they are on the shots but still don’t have a libido. I’m starting to think that we’re so used hearing horrible things about DHT that we forget that it’s an important hormone and it can be lacking. If DHT turns out to be my only problem I’m curious if Proviron is the long term solution rather than going on Agel plus HCG and Adex.
Dr Crisler seems to think T itself is not my problem which is why he’s asking me to go clean and do the 24 hour urine test. After reading about the 24 hour urine test I’m wondering why the Endo that I went to see didn’t do that? It paints a much more acurate hormonal picture.