41 lacking Libido, erection strength and sexual endurance....Help
- 11-16-2012, 07:47 AM
Yeah, I'm going to go along with the Dr's at this point and wait to start the sups I have and stated in this thread. I don't want to throw off my results with the Dr's. Once I know what's going on then I will start those natty sups and kill it LOL. At least I hope so haha. I also had an ultrasound done on my nuts to see if anything was abnormal. Everything came back normal there and there is no cancer too!! Thank god :-) So my next step will be to see an Endo and have them check me out. After that I wont know what else to do other than run those sups. As far as my prostate I think it's good, I have a physical in December and will get it checked then. But the last time I checked it was good. I take a multi that has saw palm in it.
What is a good PCT? I think the sups I'm going to take are included in some PCT's correct? I look at the sups I have everyday and just want to start taking them haha but I know I can't. But it's so tempting like the "Big Red" button Ren and Stimpy want to push when they have the "SPACE MADNESS"!!
- 11-16-2012, 10:15 AM
11-16-2012, 01:37 PM
Thanks EasyEJL, I use opti-Men for a multi. It has 50mg of b6 but it is from prodoxine hcl. I will stick with that for now.
12-06-2012, 06:21 PM
OK got some more results back. Here they are, the one that stands out to me is the Estrogen Total.
Prolactin = 10.1
LH = 3.03
Follicle stim. Hormone = 6.20
Estrogen Total = 132.7
The normal ranges for Estrogen Total for adults is 40-115 I'm well above that. Could this be my issue?
12-06-2012, 11:31 PM
12-06-2012, 11:34 PM
12-07-2012, 12:17 AM
12-07-2012, 01:00 AM
What could cause your E2 to be so high? Diet, age? I have no idea.
12-07-2012, 01:16 AM
Do you eat soy or some unusual diet?
Do you work with substances or chemicals that can convert to estrogen?
It is also possible that you have a genetic predisposition to convert testosterone into estrogen rather easily. Arimidex will block that enzyme from accomplishing this process.
Age has nothing to do with it.
12-07-2012, 01:18 AM
12-07-2012, 01:28 AM
Haha that could be..lol
sometimes it is possible the body is just stuck in a bad loop. I would def start taking arimidex and get that E2 lower and let your body start working normal again to produce testosterone. Meanwhile trace your steps from years ago what possibly could have happened and you started to feel off.
Something is making your body produce all this E2 just cant put my finger on it right now.
12-07-2012, 01:42 AM
12-07-2012, 01:09 PM
One question? How are your breasts? With that high of estro damn man... How's your woman she got you stressed out? Take some dex and test. Then go get you f Test junkie here I've been railing mine every night after gym
12-07-2012, 01:35 PM
12-07-2012, 09:30 PM
12-07-2012, 09:34 PM
12-07-2012, 09:56 PM
12-08-2012, 02:23 AM
I'm truly a Noob when it comes to all this stuff. But following this thread I have only seen one suggestion to also look at your training and life overall. You've stated that stress is up, so maybe you would want to look at your workouts? I think you said you do 5 days a week? What are your workouts like? I'm guessing you do a one bodypart-per day split? How *intense* are your workouts AND what's the *VOLUME* like? I know when I'm under stress I just don't seem to tolerate high-volume workouts well at all. And we all know -I believe- that high-volume workouts can increase cortisol -which will also decrease Test AND libido (can't recall if you had tested cortisol -did you??). Are you also doing cardio? If so, how much? How long? How frequent and how intense? Cardio could be additional "volume" in terms of overall workout stress.
Not an expert at all, still trying to figure my own self out trying to "fix" my own physique. But in addition to other measures perhaps you could look at your workouts and see how they fit into your *overall* stress; and maybe modify them somehow. I don't know; but perhaps less frequent workouts, but doing more bodyparts in each workout? (e.g. chest and sh's one day, instead of a chest day and a shoulder day...) Shorter, intense workouts -with appropriate rest days in-between? Maybe dropping "isolation" exercises and just sticking with the "compound" exercises, so that you reduce overall volume -but might help to boost Test (and maybe libido) as well? Stuff like that. ALSO -and maybe I'll get "carded" for this -NOT ALWAYS TRAINING TO FAILURE. I've seen at least one study that showed a decrease in cortisol levels and improvement (or maybe it was maintenance?) in Test levels in guys who did NOT regularly train to failure; compared to guys who went regularly to failure, who had increased cortisol and decreased Test).
These will probably not help with Estrogen issues, but may help with overall "vitality" and of course libido. Maybe these things and also look into sleep quantity and quality. HAve you looked at ZMA for sleep? Not necessarily for Test boosting as many -myself included- don't feel it really helps with that, but it *may* help with sleep -which in turn can help with libido, morning wood, erection quality, etc.
Truth be told some of these things I'm suggesting I need to look into as well; particularly the sleep quality bit. Also I plan to buy coconut oil based on all these guys' recommendations. But maybe look into these things IN ADDITION to the other stuff. Good luck, and I look forward to hearing progress.
P.S. And For the record I used Erase as a standalone for about 2 weeks -mainly aiming to target cortisol but hopefully decrease Estro as well. Lost my libido, and somewhere along the line my nipples started itching -this happened to me yrs ago when I had tried DHEA, probably in too high a dose. Also from the DHEA ( I believe) I had seemed to have a particular pattern of bodyhair loss on the front of my thighs -can't explain it; but back in the summer for some reason this bodyhair grew back. Well I Took Erase -and the bodyhair loss occurred again. SOoooo...I'm not a fan of Erase....But I'm a Noob so........
Sorry for my long-winded (and First on this site) post. But I wish you Good luck bro!
12-09-2012, 06:30 PM
12-09-2012, 10:59 PM
12-28-2012, 04:48 PM
OK, here is an update...
I went to see an Endocrinologist today. I'm not sure what to think of his advise but here it is. He said my Estrogen wasn't that high?? I was like what? Then he asked me what do I take, I told him milti-vitamins, fish oils etc... Then he asked about my protein shakes. I told him I have been taking them and I switched over to all natural shakes too. He told me that taking the milti and protein shakes are possibly my issue.
Really? He said that the shakes are bad for me and that I don't need a Milti and to stop them now. He said that we get to much nutrition and don't need a milti. He also went as far as saying that the protein shakes are bad for my bones and could be causing my hormone imbalance. I don't know how to take this. Seems crazy to me but he told me to stop taking everything for 3 months then we will retest. What do you guys think of his comments? I was in shock to be honest. He was a Chinese dude and wasn't born here that's for sure. I left there not very happy with his observations but may be jumping the gun. I go back to my Urologist next week. I will see what he thinks of my high estrogen. I personally think its way to high and don't think it's the protein shakes at all. Or my Milti vitamin.
12-28-2012, 05:47 PM
12-28-2012, 05:58 PM
12-29-2012, 10:16 AM
I recently saw an endo for treatment of hypo and she was preaching same thing. I ended up getting atttitude w her BC she blamed shakes for my lack of libido and energy.
12-29-2012, 10:18 AM
Have high estrogen and low free test and she pointed to protein shakes couldn't believe what I was hearing. Was telling her feel like **** and that's her professional opinion
12-29-2012, 01:31 PM
12-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Still in process going to see my 3rd endo in a month. Still ongoing. For some reason neither one of them seem to care that free est high low free test. Both seem to think that I'm relatively young nothing is wrong. Very adamant that I have no energy and no libido all they did was lower dose of synthroid. Its so discouraging to say the least that these doctors won't listen.
Need to find endo that listens I'm 30 years old diet very clean, train 5 days a week and don't drink smoke or do drugs.
12-29-2012, 06:48 PM
12-29-2012, 09:26 PM
I felt the drs wouldn't listen or acknowledge how I was feeling BC I wasn't an out of shape 55 yr old man.
12-29-2012, 09:28 PM
I'm seeing urologist in a week maybe he can help w something. My estrogen wasn't that high but free test was 8.0 and 8.7-25 was scale
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