Been on TRT for about 2 years now. 200ml/week test cyp divided into 2 doses (100 ea) every 3.5 days. Adex currently at about 1/8 per week (im an extreme over responder). I also take cialils 2.5 daily but when the hormones are in balance I dont even need it…and if not in balance the cialis doesn’t even work.
I had hoped it would cure my ED issues that I’ve had on some level since my 20’s. I’m in my early 40’s now.
Late 30’s is when I was diagnosed with low T and also when ED issues became rather serious.
When I took my 1st dose of T I immediately noticed a wonderful sense of well being within a couple hours and out of nowhere an erection showed up. I thought all was well again, and it indeed was for a few weeks until Estrogens started creeping up.
After that I started on adex and ever since then (approx 2 years) I’ve been chasing this elusive ‘window’ of hormonal balance. When things are balanced I feel like I have 10% of an orgasm just sitting around doing nothing. It’s like i’m 16 again. It’s a wonderful feeling and sex is fantastic when I’m in the ‘window’. Erections are right on and sensitivity is there. It’s exactly what I’m trying to achieve.
That’s unfortunately only a percentage of the time.
It’ seems I’m a hyper-over-responder to adex. I’m also an over-responder to the T because my E2 quickly raises and then the adex VERY quickly crashes it. I’ve been reducing the amount of adex over a long period and no matter what it seems like I still crash from it. When I take a week off of it to recover my E levels, it seems I quickly go too high because I feel myself pass into the ‘window’ from below and then the pleasant state disappears along with my ability to get/keep an erection and I have to assume I’m then going too high…
It seems as soon as I take another tiny dose of adex I’m quickly crashing again. It’s absolute insanity.
Also I live in a state where I’m not allowed to get online blood prescrips so I have ordered and then driven to the next state to get it drawn. Talk about a pain in the ass! By the time I get it checked and the lag period in between I’m already in or out of the window with no idea of which direction to go. Bloodwork every 3 months from doc is basically useless.
My doctor has been nice but I can tell he’s basically throwing his hands up at this point because he just wants my numbers to stay stable and be done with it.
It does seem that if I’m around that 22 e2 number I’m in balance and life is good. The trouble is finding some kind of adex dose that keeps me floating tightly around that spot. If I go over 30 then its ED and If I go under 20 it’s ED.
Any suggestions? Should I switch to aromasin? Should I try dosing T daily? I’m getting desperate here because I keep getting teased with this ‘window’ and I want it to stay.