Hey all. Not sure if this is the right forum or not. Apologize if needs to go elsewhere. If so, let me know and I will cut/paste.
Gonna be as to the point as I can, I know we’re all busy
Low T blood tests came back a year ago (in the 150 range). Mood and ambition low often and sex drive never that strong. All those things together has made married life tough. Me and the wife’s sex life is in the toilet as I like sex but I just don’t have the super hunger for it, the strong drive. The drive is there but my wife is in her 30’s and her sex drive is thru the roof.
It’s killing that part of our relationship…she’s talking divorce as this has been going on for several years. Don’t blame her but I’m not looking to be like this- with or without her- for life. I want a stronger sex drive!
I did injections for a few months but each time- after a few days- they seemed to wear off, so been on Androgel (first pak, now pump) for the last 8 months. I am up to 10 pumps/day which=12.5 grams.
On the Androgel, mood us is up, ambition is up, sex drive is a bit higher. But overall, the drive still feels lower than I would like. Recent readings put me around 350 (doc moved me up to 12.5g on the gel to get it a bit higher).
Ok, so my questions (and please, even if you can just help me with one of these, I would so appreciate a response…thanks!):
1- I read stuff about high estrogen levels and there is something about that that feels right to me, like I could have high estrogen and that could be part of my issues. I asked my endo about it and he said they can’t even test for that. But when I explore this board, it seems they can?!?
Why would a doc tell someone they don’t test E? Are most endos against it? And what is the name of the test? Could having high E cause low sex drive?
2- Applying androgel: I need 10 pumps and I’m fairly hairy so running out of places I read that multiple swabs in the same area is useless as it can’t all absorb in, layer over layer. Is this correct? I get the white residue on my hands and sometimes my arms and I assume it’s cause I’m over applying in the same area…altho I have no clue what to do about my hands as they are what I use to apply it and it naturally gets on them, more than it would absorb.
3- If it is correct, besides getting it on my arms and abs, if I did under my neck, upper back/shoulder area, tops of feet, would this be ok? The androgel literature just says abds and arms so I’ve been worried about applying anywhere else. The doc did say behind the knees but I got hair there too.
4- Been on Androgel for 8 months and now as divorce possibly looms, I am thinking I may wanna have more kids one day if I remarry. Will Androgel make this impossible and is it too late (after 8 months) to freeze some sperm now if I plan on being on androgel for the long hall?
Thanks ya’ll. I know this is kind of long but I am so glad to have found this forum and hope some of ya’ll with similar experiences can help.
Appreciate it! Take care-