It’s only natural for us to believe that what works for us will work for others and sometimes that is true and sometimes it isn’t. It’s also natural to look for easy answers to complex problems and sometimes the answers turn out to be true and sometimes they don’t.
The bottom line is that you’re simply going to have to experiment on yourself and find what works for you and what doesn’t. But there is a lot of knowledge available to help you in your quest and I’m one of those guys who thinks it’s always better to know more.
Specifics - 6OXO - I’ve tried it and got no results. I’ve never known anyone to say it worked for them, but that’s just my experience.
My biggest problem with it these days is that even if you find it effective as an aromatase inhibitor (AI), there are other AIs that work better and cost less (anastrozole - aka arimidex/liquidex/adex/etc.)
Most guys do fine on the liquid version which can be legally bought over the counter from the research chemical houses, but a very small percentage find the pills do better for them, but they are prescription only and getting a prescription can be difficult. As always, you could buy off shore if necessary, but I’d definitely try the liquid version first.
See the sticky on Estradiol for the story on Aromatase Inhibitors.
Getting in Shape - always a good idea, but it can also improve your hormone profile because fat produces both estrogen and aromatase. So getting and staying lean is a good way to do the best for yourself in many ways, including hormones.
TRIBEX - aka tribulus - the mechanism by which tribulus works is debated, but most seem to believe that its testosterone boosting effect comes by mimicking luteinizing hormone (LH) which is the hormone that tells your testes to produce testosterone.
This is fine if you have secondary hypogonadism but will be utterly useless if you have primary hypogonadism. Many older guys (and some younger ones) have a bit of both, so whether or not trib gives you a boost is a crap shoot at best. I got a small boost from it but nothing like real TRT.
jackdeth - with your numbers, most doctors aren’t going to see you was a candidate for TRT, so you’re probably going to have to do everything on your own. So do what you can.
Get rid of the fat - no getting around this. If you’re carrying excess fat then you’re not “eating right” no matter what you think. Do whatever it takes to get rid of the fat. Period.
Control estrogen - at your age, there’s a decent chance that you’re becoming estrogen dominant and this COULD account for all your symptoms. Besides controlling fat, taking an aromatase inhibitor is the best way to control estrogen.
Give it a try and see how it works for you. You can get a years supply of anastrozole for under $100 and you’ll have a proven effective AI that many of us take (me included).
As always, keep reading and researching and educate yourself so that you’re not dependent on other people’s knowledge (or lack thereof).
Good luck and don’t lose hope!