Hey guys, wanted to give an update.
I got my levels tested last week, also by LabCorp.
TT went from 600 to 900, FT is about the same. They used the “total estrogens” test so that doesn’t help much. I wish I had that number, because if my E2 was really 13, it’d explain the garbage libido, ED, and what I perceive as an increase in belly fat.
The other thing I noticed, on my last test they actually ran 2 different TT tests, one came in around 615 the other around 630. So I’d assume that was accurate at the time.
This makes about zero sense now. Is there a “wrong” TT test that would show either overly high or low numbers?
My neurologist/endocrinologist agreed to order another test (she always orders the right one) to help me sort it out. I did raise my dose this week to 168mg (from 140mg) to see how I feel.
To emphasize one more point, I’ve noticed my libido and ED going from nonexistent (haven’t needed sildenafil in ages, and my gf and I have been having our best sex yet), to the last couple weeks where my dick hasn’t budged even to the weirdest porn I could find. We went to have sex tonight - after 100mg of sildenafil - and literally nothing happened for me. I’m super into her, and she always turns me on even when I’m not in the mood at all, so I know it’s not anything to do with her or us. She’s thankfully very supportive and understanding, so I’m not getting really any performance anxiety. It just sucks, as emotionally I want to have sex!
Only other change was increasing my antidepressant dose at the beginning of December, but I went from the max dose to above the max dose. Even at the max dose, I was performing like a champ, minus anorgasmia (which just led to me being even more turned on by her). I’d be willing to place bets on my wonky T and E2 levels first.
Thanks for any advice guys.