-Waist: about 33" tape measure at the naval, size 30 pants
-Weight: 165 - lost around 10 this year so far.
-Describe body and facial hair: Plenty of hair on legs, forearms, little on chest, grow facial hair fine but a few spots that do not grow, pubic and armpits thick. I have a light frame.
-Describe where you carry fat and how changed: My arms and legs are very lean. Carry almost all of my fat in abodomen and neck
-Health conditions, symptoms [history]: Gallbladder removed earlier this year, vasectomy 3 1/2 years ago, severe GERD, depression, anxiety, chronic cough from GERD when not on double dose of Nexium, asthma ruled-out, varicocele near both testicles.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: Nexium (stopped taking, side effects huge) Allegra (just stopped, allergy shots are amazing) Zoloft & Wellbutrin... Want to quit these I hate them - a week after my first TRT shot depression and anxiety were GONE. Now a week later they are back.
-Describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]: Cleaned up diet quite a bit... still do fast food a couple of times a week. Focusing on more protein and vegetables. I do drink two times a week or so - 1 or 2 drinks.
-Describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]: I haven't been training for a year... it's disgusting. I keep having false starts on running and strength training.
-Testes ache, ever, with a fever?: Yes - thought pain and "tubes" were normal for a dude ever since a doc said it was since puberty. As soon as I exposed my genitals the uro, without even walking across the room said I had a large varicocele. Ultrasound indicated varicocele on the right side as well. It's ridiculous that I've put us with this pain I am scheduled for a varicocele embolization at the end of the month. No fever. Been putting up with this for a quarter century! The urologist was surprised I was able to get my wife pregnant... don't worry, they both look just like me!
-How have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: Five years ago - anytime I woke up in the night or in the morning I would have an erection. Last couple of years it has been not as often to now it is just plain rare in the morning. Two days after my first (only so far) TRT shot it was back with a vengence! Not just that, but also random erections during the day too. Erections just as... awesome... as they were five years ago. Now, another week after the shot - things are almost back to pathetic again.
I used to be a stallion. Five years ago my libido went from very high to tapering down to the low/none that it is now. Until my first TRT shot we had not had sex this year - we did five days in a row after it! We used to have sex almost every night. My wife has a lot of 'energy' and is always ready and willing unless she's having trouble with neropothy (cancer survivor). At great effort and little joy, I would masturbate every couple of weeks to remind myself that I still could finish. I've also gone from a shooter to a dribbler.
I have large issues now with strength (never been that strong anyway), sleep (sleep studies confirm insomnia, no apnea), endurance (I used to run marathons), depression (had no problems with this ever until about five years ago), anxiety (always had a little - now though it is destroying my work), concentration, motivation, even my intelligence (I'm in one of those smart-guy military jobs and score in 5th percentile or better on every standardized test I would take, including GRE & ACT, I was accepted to MENSA, but quit because I didn't like how elitist they acted).
Labs prior to HRT:
I took one lab from the urologist.
The only result I was told was
total test 313 ref 280-800
I've had two other testosterone tests:
Testosterone, Serum or Plasma Quantitative
391 ng/dL 193-836
Albumin, Serum or Plasma Quantitative
4.8 g/dL 3.5-5.2
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, Serum or Plasma Quantitative
36 nmol/L 11-76
Testosterone.Free, Serum or Plasma Quantitative
71 pg/mL 33-138
Testosterone.Bioavailable, Serum or Plasma Quantitative
185 ng/dL 77-346
Testosterone, Serum or Plasma Quantitative
340.5 ng/dL 280-800
Hemolysis Index, Serum or Plasma Quantitative
Lipemia Index, Other Specimen Quantitative
Icteric Index, Other Specimen Quantitative
Ive had three low Vitamin D labs. I get much more sun nowadays though and the ache joints that the doc blamed on Vit D have improved greatly and rarely are an issue - they used to be terrible.
Cholesterol was high two years ago - has been normal for a year.
As mentioned above -
I just started treatment with a urologist. 400 mg once every three weeks. His typical is 400mg once every four weeks. From my understanding this is not a super regimen - some pretty serious troughs. I am at two weeks now and I am back to feeling AWFUL.
At the end of the month I am having a varicocele embolization. Maybe that alone can get me going.
I am seeing an endo in KC middle of next month. If my uro isn't flexible on the concerns of dosage, frequency, discussing HCG and AI, and self-administration, maybe the endo will be.
I've read a TON of infomation and the stickies. My questions specific to me:
I've seen there are a few Kansans on here. I would like to somehow, not on a public forum (seriously, there's no PMs on this forum?!), to find out what MODERN TRT docs you have found in the Atchison, Leavenworth, Lawrence, KC, St. Joe area. I'm looking for one that is willing to discuss HCG and AI and such. Also am looking for one that is willing to allow me to self-inject (which would really be my wife injecting me!)
I would also really like to have a chance to meet a few fellow Kansans that have these same type of issues. I really could use a sympathetic MALE buddy to talk with on this - maybe over a beer. My wife is more than willing to talk - and is as understanding as can be - but she lacks, well, balls, I mean a perspective to truly relate.