I've been to the Cleveland Clinic and ALMOST got a prescription for TRT. My testosterone ranged between 135 and 177. My hypogonadism is central (either hypothalamus or pituitary). I'm not getting the go-ahead unless I get a prostate biopsy, however.
I won't do the biopsy because I'm not risking incontinence or impotence at 37 years of age - especially when my PSA score ranges from 1.1 to 0.9.. In May, my PSA shot up to 7.8. Something went wrong with the lab work - I could tell by the way the doctor was telling me they needed to run the test a couple of times. Some other factors had me completely convinced the test was a fluke. 6 weeks later, I tested again at 1.1.. Two weeks after that, 0.9...
If I had any cancer growing in my prostate, the PSA score would not simply go back to normal - cancer doesn't just go away. Plus, I had absolutely no symptoms of BPH. I was fine. The test was wrong and I refuse to get a biopsy and take risks for no reason.
I'll continue my testosterone therapy on my own. If my PSA goes up again, I'll cross that bridge if and when I come to it. At any rate, I'll get my testosterone cypionate from my HRT doctor as always..
Now here's where I need the help.. Before I stopped TRT in May, I felt great. I had a tremendous libido. I wanted to screw every woman walking around me. My wife probably wouldn't like to know that, but I'm sure she'd rather have me too horny than not horny at all. Everything was great. I was taking about 500mg of Cypionate per week.
Why so much? Because I thought the subcutaneous method wouldn't work so well. Plus, I was taking HCG - which eventually boosted my testosterone score to 1500 (with high DHT and Estrogen as well). So, yes - it was working far better than I thought it would.
The problem is - toward the end, I started losing that super high libido.. From doing lots of reading and asking questions, I come to the conclusion that as my Estrogen went up with the addition of HCG toward the end, my libido went down...
I want to do a NORMAL cycle of TRT. I'm not looking to get huge or strong - I just want to have my libido back. It's important to me. And not only that, I felt really great about life.. Everything was coming together so nicely.
Would anyone like to give me some advice on how much to take? I'm guessing I'll start out with 200mg of Cypionate per week (daily injections) with 250iu of HCG every 5 or 6 days. I think every 4 days or so is too much. I noticed my testes shrink a LOT toward the end - before I came off of everything because of that crazy PSA score. For the month before I stopped, I used the HCG and my testes were back to normal. I think I can easily get away with using less HCG to get similar results. Even if the results aren't as perfect - I'll be fine..
If anyone can give me an idea where to start - what to take to fight the Estrogen buildup that caused my libido to go down - I'd really, really appreciate it. I have my own ideas but I'd love to hear what some of you guys think..
Thanks in advance...