-33 in waist
- I can grow a solid beard. thick chest hair and legs hair
- I carry fat around my abdomen. Not too much of a change in size though I can’t really see my abs anymore. Thought it was a product of getting old
- Trouble maintaining an erection starting 4-5 years ago, this has diminished over the past couple years. Within the past 2 years I’ve noticed a significant decrease in interest in sex overall
-no hair loss or prostate drugs
– real dangers! see this http://propeciahelp.com/overvi…
-lab results with ranges
- I eat 3 solid meals everyday. Lots of fruit and vegetables…and ice cream
-describe training - martial arts training 4-5 days/wk. Resistance exercise 2x/wk
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed
morning wood a couple days a week now where it used to be everyday
So I decided to go to a lab and get my testosterone levels checked. I didn’t go to my PCP, but instead found a dr who “specialized” in TRT figuring his familiarity with the problem would benefit me. I’d been experiencing a serious decline in sexual interest, errections (and maintenance of,) morning wood - basically my symptoms were following sexual performance rather than any other physiological manifestation. Energy levels are generally good, no obvious drop off in strength or physical ability or in muscle mass.
I didn’t do much research prior to going in as I figured this would be more of a consultation type visit and it would let me know where I stood - I planned on definitely getting TRT when I got older, but I figured 33 was a bit young and my levels would still be in the somewhat normal range. I wanted more of a baseline to where I was when I got serious about TRT in the future.
Unfortunately I did not grab a copy of the labs, but I have a follow up appointment on Monday where I’m going to ask to copy them. The only number I got was that my total test was 280 ng/dl. And then the doc prescribed me Androgel and sent me on my way - that was a couple days ago. AFter getting home and researching androgel I decided there was no way I was going to use that product - both because I don’t want a transdermal that might expose my girlfriend to the product, but also because of the fact that we’re getting married and looking to have kids and I found a bunch of stories relating male sterility to androgel use (and testosterone injections in the absence of hCG)
So I remembered tnation had a subforum with stickies and came back here to read up on the subject. After doing a bit of reading on here I called my doc and proposed the TRT protocol listed under one of the stickies including test, hCG, and arimidex - he was pretty receptive. I have an appointment with him monday to discuss this option - he is willing to do the injectable testosterone but I may have to do a little convincing to get on the hCG or arimidex. I’ve copied the T follows E and the TRT protocol thread to bring in with me, but what else should I be considering as I get ready for my meeting on Monday?
Sorry for the lack of lab values, I’ll definitely post them after I get a copy on Monday