I posted this on another forum but been doing alot of reading around here and seems to be some really great information, hoping somebody have help me. Overall sex drive and desire is low, erection strength is poor, difficulting maintaining an erection, long refractory periods, occasional morning wood but tends to be weak and quickly subsides.
Please excuse the wall of text. Last year I was tested and had quite high levels of T.
I'm 23, 5'9, 168lbs in the realm of 12-14% bf now. Basically to cut a long story short, I had a breakup with a long term girlfriend just before Christmas, this messed me up pretty bad for a few weeks, depression, anxiety, etc was all over the place. Anyway after a few weeks of all the over place eating/sleeping (or lack thereof) I started to do what guys naturally want to do in this situation and started training hard to get in great shape. At first I probably overtrained (even when I was exhausted I still pushed through it). My diet would of lacked serious calories with only 1800-2300 calories a day, which based on later experience was nowhere near enough. I had alot of protein and reasonable amount of fat, but very small amount of carbs. This continued for about 8 weeks, and needless to say experienced symptoms like no libido, fatigue, sleep distruptions to name a few.
So from end of March I upped the calories alot and decided to go on a "lean bulk" to put on some muscle and try and restore some hormonal balance etc. Libido slowly started to come back slightly and then faded again.
So am now weight training 2 times a week and have soccer training twice a week and play soccer on the weekend. My weights consist of a upper power (4-6 rep range) workout and then an upper hypertrophy (8-12 rep range) workout. The other session is legs and dependent on how they are feeling, recovery etc (i.e. if too sore from soccer I will not train them due to injuries etc).
Diet wise I eat 300-400g of carbs, 200g of protein and 90-115g of fat, mostly healthy sources of food.
Supplement with: creatine, multi, just started ALCAR, vit b, ZMA, whey protein, BCAAS during training.
So anyway, I have put on some good size and strength and am looking in some of the best shape I have ever been in, really happy with what I have achieved so far and getting alot of comments - however my libido is still in the ****ter.
So now I'm thinking wtf do I do. I've started getting into the best shape of my life, learning some good info, training hard, yet have no libido. So I went to the Dr to get blood tests, everything came back "normal",
Cortisol 535 (110-550)
Testosterone - 16.5 nmol/L (normal 8-30) - For you guys in the US this is about 485
DHEAs - 10.6 (3.7-10.2)
FSH 4 (1-12)
LH 5 (1-12)
T3 = 5.3 (3.5-6.5)
T4 = 20.7 (9-25)
TSH = 1.8(0.5-5.00)
Prolactin - 7.7ug/L (under 20 normal)
Estradiol 62 pmol/L - OR 17pg/ml
Progesterone levels were 2.4 (< 4.1)
Cholesterol levels - Total chol = 4.0, HDL = 1.4, LDL = 2.2, Trigs = 0.9
Fasting sugar = 5.1 (normal)
Fasting Insulin - 7 (normal less than 10)
Kidneys Urea = 7, Creatinine = 83.
Liver - All normal
Vitamin D - 126 Which the Dr said was the highest he had seen (I take supplements so have cut back)
Also had another test the other day, though this one was about 4pm. Result came back at 12.5 for TT which is about 360.
I have cut down my training volume, upped calories and trying to get more consistent sleep pattern so still having problems either getting to sleep or staying in a deep sleep. So I am at the point where I don't know what to do!!! There's no point looking good if I have no sex drive!! Drs say there is no problem and won't help me, but this is definitely not the case. Again, apologies for the massive question but hoping somebody may be able to provide some insight or help on what to do from here. Thanks heaps..