I've been reading in these forums for quite some time, and was hoping that I could get some input from you guys. I'll give some background information, and if I forget anything, or if anything else would be helpful, just let me know. I am 31 years old, 6'2", 230lbs.
I haven't measured body fat recently, and though it is a little higher than it was a few years ago, it's still not bad. I would estimate anywhere from 10-15% (right at the point where abdominals are visible). I tend to store fat in the love handles and ass. I have very little body hair (a little around the nipples and literally one or two hairs on the chest). I am concerned about some things that have been going on for the last couple of years.
I have had a sharp decrease in libido, and seem to only be interested or perform well when I have had cialis. My sex drive is a roller coaster. It might be up for a day or 2, and then completely disappear for 1-2 weeks. When i am in the mood and it happens, I am very quick to finish. I have also been experiencing some signs of a slightly enlarged prostate off and on.
I have some blood work that is pending and should be back by Monday, however, I could not convince my Dr. to test for E2. The only thing he would agree to was t, free t, and thyroid (he didn't tell me which ones for thyroid specifically.) I will post my levels when the results come back. I know this will be limited information, but that's all I could get.
I tried to get in to see several other Doctors, but all the ones in my network that were close were not accepting new patients. My t and free t was checked about a year and a half ago and both were in the upper ranges, which surprised me with the symptoms that I was experiencing along with the way I felt. I am wondering if everything that is going on could be caused by a slightly elevated e2 level?
I have no signs of gyno, but I know that most of my other symptoms could be linked to something like this. I have considered buying some anastrozole and experimenting with this, starting with a very low dosage, to see if anything improves. Would this be safe, and would I risk any other type of permanent imbalance?
How long could I run this, and if my e2 did happen to be higher than it needs to be, could this correct the issue even after I discontinued taking it? I appreciate anyone who is willing to discuss this, and would be happy to provide any other information that you guys think would be helpful. I know some other lab work would help, but this is what I'm stuck with as of right now.
Like I said, I will provide the levels that were tested early next week. I would just like to get this discussion started.