I’ve been a reader in this forums for a long time, finally I decided to reach out for the wisdom which is avalaible in here.
I’m 21 year old guy from western europe who is currently enrolled in university… I had a pretty normal childhood , i had a lot of friends and was actually quite a normal kid…
Slowly over the next few years everything changed. My friends started to grow, they became man. I didn’t. Two years from graduating highschool I was still trapped in a kids body… I was the smallest and weakest in my year, and had the voice of a girl. I didn’t care that much at that time, because I felt that i was intellectually years ahead off all the other people in my year. That might have been true, but also was a my way to compensate my lack of manliness. Words were my thing, not fights…
All the other guys had girlfriends, they were experiencing the puberty and youth to their fullest. I played computer game and occasionally drank to get away from the little misery i was back than.
I graduated and I always knew, that in the back of my head something wasn’t right with my body… I picked up a referal from my GP and wanted to go to an urologist, but i got the offer to work in a social project in another country far from home. I put the paper in the trash and away i went.
For one full year I was away from my home and the medical care I really needed wasn’t avalaible to me. I was already aware that my hormones were the problem. Especially Testosteron. I did online searches and educated myself a bit more.
When i returned i had built up enough self esteem to fight this thing head on.
And now here I am with 21 after two years of HRT and the diagnose of primary hypogonadism. I went through the full puberty stuff in less than a year, had my first girlfriend etc, but I’ll have to take HRT for the rest of my life.
I read the stickies and the stuff about E2. I’m really involved in my therapy. I changed my endocronolgist after my frist one didn’t want to give me the lab data…
Now I am with a better one, who actually listens and shares all her concerns. Honest and intelligent.
Mainly in Europe there are three methods of HRT: Nebido, Test E and gels…
I know that the good approach would be self medicating testE eod with an AI to keep levels stable and avoid unnecessary side effects.
I don’t have that option. I am not allowed to give injections to myself, because here in Germany it’s really uncommon and you’d get in trouble with the doctors association.
After testing all three methods of HRT i finally decided to go with Nebido. It’s one injection every 3 month and builds up in the body over time. I read a lot of reviews about it. It seems the best off the bad options I have. I hope it will provide me with more or less normal levels of testosteron and the rollercoaster won’t be that hard to handle.
I have very little side effects on Nebido, with the exception of high E2 at the beginning of the 3 month time.
I know that a lot off you will tell me to fight for another therapy, but if you can’t name me a doctor in Germany who does it like you guys are proposing I won’t be able to move down another pass.
I have to work with what i have.
My problem: Here in Germany it is not common practise to give an AI to patients which are on HRT, even if you haven proven elevated (sky high) levels off E2. I have to handle this another way.
What can i do besides: (daily)
- reduce % off fat in my body
- fish oil 4 capsules
- zink 25mg
- saw palm 300 mg
- folic acid
I know it sounds strange, but what can i do… Arimidex is not available for me. Help me out guys :D. Be creative. I’m using iodized salt btw ;).