I started trt 3 yrs ago. I got on for ed and brain fog, my ed got progressively worse on trt. Which was very depressing, because as you guys know once you have been on trt for a while. It’s near impossible to get off, or at least a miserable journey.
Every youtube search and forum I visited led me to believe that I needed to get my estrogen dialed in. I set out to cure my ED by nailing down the exact amount of AI I needed to maintain the perfect range of estradiol. I tried my hardest for 3 years. I tried every AI dose amount and frequency humanly possible. Getting my estradiol measured every week, trying anastrazole and exemestane. As well as switching back and forth weekly, and still never able to find that perfect estradiol range. And it’s not just ed in plain terms I’m referring to, AI’s made me numb down there. No desire, libido, or ability to maintain an erection.
I stumbled upon the trt and hormone optimization channel exactly 7 weeks ago. I know from searching on this site for the last couple days that one of the channel’s co-founders has been an active part of this community for a while, Danny Bosa. And I can promise you that I came on here not to represent Danny Bosa or his channel necessarily, even though I am truly grateful for it. But to help guys out who are in a similar situation as I was in.
Since finding the channel, I have stopped the AI I was on altogether. A lot of what I heard in the videos made sense, but a big part of it was what do I have to lose at this point. I was ready to give up on trt altogether. Ready to go through the completely miserable journey without exogenous testosterone just to get my libido and erections back. Because who wants to live with ED for the rest of their life.
Low and behold I stuck it out not seeing much improvement off of AI’s, but at the 5 week mark everything changed. Libido is back, sensitivity is back, and my frickin erections are back!
So in case there is anyone out there doubting whether they should come off of AI’s, just give it 8 weeks. What do you have to lose at this point. I feel like I am no longer chemically castrated, and maybe you will too. I have had no water retention, nipple sensitivity or other sides associated with high estrogen. Even if I did, I am done with AI’s for good. It’s time to get the word out, many men are being led in the wrong direction. They are getting on trt for ed and to feel better overall, and are prescribed something along with it that completely negates the benefits of TRT!