I have been suffering from ED for over a decade now and none of the doctors I have been to have been able to help me. I have spent countless hours researching and trying to figure things out. In fact, I have spent a lot of time on this board and have been to many of the "top doctors" in the field (including Crisler) and no one has been able to crack the code.
I believe the ED is hormone related because there are times when my hormones magically seem to fall into balance and I get great erections and morning wood. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen often.
One thing I have noticed is when I take my TRT shot, the problem gets worse for a few days. Then at the end of the week it seems to be getting a little better. Last week I skipped my shot and my erections and morning wood got better for almost the entire second week I was off everything.
I am not sure why this is, but I believe that the answer holds at least one of the keys to helping to figure out what the problem is.
I have been on all different dosages of T over the years and even when my levels appear to be dialed in, there is obviously still something causing a problem. This actually all started when I was about 18 when I was diagnosed with a varicocele. That was over 20 years ago and my hormones have been a problem ever since.
I have been doing a lot of research on the subq low-dose protocol and I am going to give this a try next. I was considering doing 20mg EOD to see if this helps my levels to stay more balanced and if it might be possible for me to come off the Anastrozole.
My concern is that I am an avid lifter and the gym is a big part of my life. I am afraid that such a low dosage may not be enough for me to maintain and get further results in the gym. My sex life has been a nightmare for the past decade and my weightlifting is one of the only things that helps keep me sane at this point. That is what makes me think I should shoot a little higher on the dosage, but if I could just get my ED handled, I would consider making the sacrifice.
I recently had labs done and my current doctor said my hormone levels look beautiful. Unfortunately... I am unable to post the results here as I am in the Philippines and I didn't bring the lab report with me. I am thinking I will try this new protocol ( I have nothing to lose) and get labs done after about a month and when I find a place in Manila where I can get some reliable labs done.
Here is what I am thinkng:
20mg T Cyp EOD or ED Subq
50mg Prenenolone ED
25mg DHEA ED
12 mcg T3 ED
The reason for the Pregenolone and DHEA is because my labs always seem to show that I am low on both DHEA and progesterone.
What I am not sure on is how I might fit HCG into all this. My current doc had recommended taking 500IU the day before my shot.
The reason I am posting here is because I know some of the brightest minds in the TRT field are here. I am quite desperate and numb and feel like the last 10 years of my life have been a nightmare when it comes to my sex life.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback or insights.