OK so I’ve been at the TRT game for a year now. My labs are perfect, E2 in check, thyroid fine, and I’ve had great results in the gym. The problem still is zero libido. Curiously enough if I stop TRT for a while and start it again I have libido, morning wood, and good sexual function. After a week that all goes away. During that week I also get a good feeling after eating food and drinking coffee. That also goes away. This all happens like clock work every time I restart TRT with a break. I’m assuming dopamine is the main player here. The funny part is I had the exact same thing happen with TRIBEX only it lasted for a few months before it pooped out. I have a theory that I’d like some input on. So here are the ingredients in TRIBEX:
- Tribulus. I have that part covered with TRT. My T is high normal and E2 23.
- Longjack. I have that covered too. My free T is high.
- Vitex. Interesting. Vitex lowers prolactin which is something that I’ve never checked after starting TRT. I’m also not taking anything to lower prolactin at the moment. My pretreatment prolactin was midrange but who knows now?
My questions are: Is it possible that TRT has raised my prolactin which is causing my “zero” libido? Has anyone tried Dostinex and is it worth a try? My body is making some type of adjustment after a week of TRT to basically put me back to baseline, or worse, and it’s not E2. Something strange is going on.
I tried Crisler’s new idea about using Amantadine to increase dopamine and I mind as well be taking a sugar pill. It does nothing. The same with Wellbutrin. I don’t even know I’m on it when taking it. L-tyrosine same deal.
I’d appreciate any input because this is getting real frustrating. Maybe someone can educate me on prolactin.