41 lacking Libido, erection strength and sexual endurance....Help
12-28-2012 03:48 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 04:47 PM
WOW! thats news to me. never heard that about shakes before
12-28-2012 04:58 PM
Yeah man, I was beside myself when he was saying this to me. He went as far as giving an example of NBA players and why they get stress fractures etc.. It was because they took protein shakes LOL. He said they are strong and have muscles but you can punch them and brake their bones LOL. What??? I didn't want to get in a verbal battle with this guy but I'm frustrated to say the least. I don't know how he thinks that my estrogen level of 132 is OK???
Originally Posted by giftedrodgers
12-29-2012 09:16 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 09:18 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 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by jsals22
Is that what your DR said to you? If so what did you do and did you resolve your issues?
12-29-2012 01:44 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 05:48 PM
I'm starting to feel your pain. This guy I saw was a quack in my opinion. I will do as he says but we're just wasting time imo. My diet is better than 90% of Americans. What are we to eat, seeds? I still can't believe that he said it's the protein shakes. I even switched to the all natural ones too...90% of my diet is organic as well. Unreal and I'm as frustrated as you. I hope my Urologists at least tries something. Giving the fact that I feel like crap and have no sex drive and oh look my estrogen is 132... Maybe it's the almonds I'm eating. Somehow my free test is being converted to Estrogen. I don't know why or how, but I feel that is the main issue. Not my diet. I don't know I'm just getting frustrated and mad at all this running around chasing things that don't really make sense to me. Three months here, three months there next thing I know I will be 50 and nothing has been done.
Originally Posted by jsals22
12-29-2012 08:26 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 08:28 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
12-30-2012 02:20 PM
I think my Urologist is they way I solve this. He seems to be open minded and may try different things to fix the issue. I hope. The Endo I saw was a joke.
Originally Posted by jsals22
01-07-2013 09:12 PM
Originally Posted by zenstinkfist
Any updates to share?
01-07-2013 09:19 PM
Well not really, but I did see my Urologist last Friday. He want's me to do what the Endo says and stop drinking protein shakes and see what my levels are in 3 months. Then I will see the Endo and Urologist again. If the Endo is still a PITA and still blames my diet and doesn't at least try something to make me feel better my Urologist will. I told my Urologist that I fear that the Endo will come up with another BS solution and retest in another 3 months. I don't want this, I'm sick of it. I have had 5 blood tests and want them to at least try a solution. I know it's not my diet. I hope the Endo sees that I still have high E2 and tries to fix that then see how I feel. Maybe he will have me stop eating egg whites LOL.
Originally Posted by natas9
I will know more in March then update again.
01-08-2013 07:18 PM
there is a topic about reducing-estrogen in this forum but I cant url the link because my post count is not high enough... but
if you have high e2 you need to read that article. I'm still tweaking things but it has helped me quite a bit. its in the over 35 forum so just scroll down
01-08-2013 07:25 PM
Thanks, I have seen it and have done some of the things in there. I haven't noticed any change yet. I will know more in March.
03-05-2013 09:19 AM
Ok here is an update. I will be seeing my Endo this Friday. He had me take some tests prior. What was strange he never tested my Estrogen Total this time when this was the test that came back suspect in the past. I had the following tests done prior to this weeks meeting.
Enhanced Estradiol = 31.57 Not sure what this is for??
Testosterone Total = 483
LH = 3.66
Follicle Stim. Hormone 6.70
Again I'm not sure why he didn't test Estrogen total? So frustrating, I can already tell that he'll probably tell me that I'm fine or blame Peanut butter or some crap like that. I will post an update Friday, I'm already dissapointed but hope that they at least try something I'm so tired of blood tests!
03-05-2013 02:18 PM
My endo blames protein shakes
03-05-2013 02:31 PM
I haven't had a shake in 2-3 months, I haven't seen a change in my health at all. I doubt its the shakes! Who is your Endo, I think we have the same one. LOL
03-05-2013 10:35 PM
You know, I was at my Drs about 3 weeks ago and we were going over my diet. He also mentioned that high protein diet had adverse impact on libido, could cause testicular shrinkage and also reduced sperm production!!!! I guess if you are over 40 and your body starts slowing down, you need to think about that if your libido drops and you are having a hard time conceiving with your significant other.
On another note, tribulus and horny goat week works for me. It takes a good 2-3 weeks to kick in but it does the job! + Adding a good NO booster also helps with getting the circulation going down there!
03-06-2013 10:16 PM
I would need to see some scientific evidence About protein having adverse effect of libido, testicular size and anything along those lines. The last 2 endos I have seen have spent more time lecturing me about going tanning once a week than listening to how I feel and explaining why my free test and TT are low.
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