I’m writing here because I’m really clueless about my situation. I also have to add that I live in France and that doctors in our country have absolutely 0 knowledge on TRT. 30 YO male, quite sporty with very active lifestyle. I think I’ve pretty much suffered all my life from hypogonadism as I’ve always looked younger and had a late puberty, low muscle mass and never had morning wood on a regular basis, it has always been occasionnal. I also have a patchy beard which takes longer to grow.
Never bothered me at the beginning of my 20’s, libido was good with first girlfriend and in an overall manner my mood/energy is good. Things started to get tricky at around 24 when I started to experience ED issues.
I went to see an endoc at 26 for this and he made bloodwork. Everything seemed OK except Bioavailable T.
I’ve done several bloodworks and my Bioavailable T always appeared below the normal range.
Here are the results I have :
-FSH : 6.67 mUI/ml
-LH : 4.21 UI/l
-Total T : 4.14 ng/ml // 14.37 nmol/l
-TEBG − sex binding protein SHBG : 32, 04 nmol/L
-Free T4 11.63 pmol/l
-T.S.H. 1.385 μUI/ml
I don’t have the exact numbers but I remember from other bloodworks that oestradiol is OK (in range) . I also have to mention that i have low cholesterol, below the normal range.
This being said, when my doctor realised that my Bio T was below normal, he prescribed me Androtardyl IM (T enanthate 250) shots. Those have been administered by a professional nurse. One shot every two weeks. This is the standard protocol for TRT in France… During treatment I never felt anything really different. No more muscle mass even thoug working out, no morning wood, no improvement in libido or self confidence…
After 4 shots (Bloodwork taken 4 days after Injection)
Bioavailable T : 0, 75 ng/mL // 2, 60 nmol/L
Total T 2.14 ng/ml // 7.43 nmol/l
So Actually my Total and Bio T was actually lower on injections than without… I don’t have any more data as doctor did not monitor oestradiol or anything else with that bloodwork.
After that we tried Androgel and it never had any positive impact either…
I tried to find some explanations but I can’t. Do you have any ideas on what could cause such and ineffectiveness of the trt protocol?
Thanks a lot by advance