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Limited Options - Help Needed


#1

After being on TRT for about 4 months last summer I stopped and ran nolvadex to try and restore my natural levels or at least get back to a base so i could find the original problem. I could tell that my T was still elevated during the nolvadex and for awhile after but all of that came crashing down about a month later. I went through and still am going through a very rough stressful time.

My sex drive is non existent, depression, zero erections. As life would have it my new insurance will not cover any pre-existing conditions for one year. ( that would be next october). So now i feel really really shitty. No to mention im still about 3,000 dollars in debt from my last little doctors stint.

So I still have no idea what the original problem is since my last doctor was very incompetent ( the reason i came off of TRT in the first place). However i know my t-levels are low, i feel like shit and i respond well to SERMS (nolvadex worked just fine).

It doesn't look like i will be able to see another doctor for about 10 months (hoping for Hans and Dr. O).

So basically am i condemned to feel like shit for 10 months? I hope not. I am familiar with the dangers of Clomid. That was the first option i looked at since it is both cheap and cost effective. I was wondering if it would ever be recommended to run low dose clomid for about 5 months just to help myself feel a bit better until i can get proper treatment. Also i am up for any other recommendations or options...any ideas guys? im def in a tough spot here.


#2

I can't go into details but google and about $250 will fix you up.


#3

Nolvadex worked for you. Why consider clomid?

When you stopped nolvadex, did you taper off?

Did you take 0.5 - 1.0 mg anastrozole when on and cruise on 0.5 after?


#4

Yes I tapered off and had some estrogen rebound (nipples flaring up), so i ran 1.0 mg anastrozole, finished off the nolvadex taper and called it good.

I was considering clomid because i had heard it was superior to nolvadex. This may be incorrect.

I just called around for some appts. I think i will be able to get into a University Clinic for some good testing but it will probably be a few months . I ordered some cialis to get me by until than just in case. However looking at my other lab values and the way i felt on TRT i have a feeling that this problem is deeper than just Low T ( the main reason im not back on)


#5

For younger guys where one is not looking at age related decline, it is always good to look at the cause and not mask the effect.


#6

I agree, Hopefully the doctors that i must see (ones that are covered by my insurance) will also agree.