So, bit of background. 24 years old, 10 stone, workout most weekdays cardio and weights and eat a relatively healthy diet. Plenty of fish, plenty of nuts of seeds, fruit dark chocolate etc. About three years ago now I developed Gynaecomastia and ED. Shortly after I completely lost my libido, began gaining central abdominal fat and started getting hot flushes and severe mood swings.
Finally after three years of tests and about 10 different medical opinions, I have finally been diagnosed with secondary hypogonadism. My total testosterone hovers at a mere 15-17mnol on a reference range that goes from 10-28mnol. Prolactin and oestrogen are sky high (oestrogen 180pmol/L on a reference chart that goes from 72-150 and the prolactin was 315 on a chart that goes from 80- 110). Endo has given me Cabergoline to lower my prolactin and has instructed me to take 1mg of Anastrazole per week.
Question to guys on here is this: Will the combination of the Cabergoline and Anastrazole likely alleviate some of my symptoms, or should I consider adding TRT into the picture? My endo is a very progressive and liberal doctor( a rare find in the UK)! and has said that he is happy to give me a trial of Tostran or Testo Gel in conjunction with the other two medications if I so wish. My concern with TRT however is that it shuts off your natural production and can lead to your testes shrinking and significant reduction in sperm count etc etc. HCG is currently unavailable in the UK at the moment, and besides, at 24 I do not want to be taking 4 or 5 medications if two will suffice.
Any guys on here adopted this particular protocol? If so, did you see relief from your symptoms like the low libido and the ED? Have any of you on here experienced stronger and more frequent erections on TRT? I have been told by my endo that the ED could be caused by the high prolactin and the high oestrogen, and that by lowering these two hormones we should be able to alleviate the erectile difficulties I am having.
Would welcome your thoughts people!