Have been working with a professional who is looking into this but just thought I would ask if anyone has experienced a similar problem.
I'm a 24 year old male, been suffering from low libido and acne issues for quite a while now. Libido has improved and waned periodically, still nowhere near where i'd like to it. Erection hardness, general sex drive and refractory period are nothing like they used to be merely like 2-3 years ago.
I've recovered my testosterone levels up to a better range naturally through diet changes etc, though I'd still like some improvement but am working on it.
These are my last blood test results
TT: 576 (used to only be in 300s so have improved thankfully)
SHBG: 27 (15-50)
Progesterone 3.2 (<5)
Calc free test 473 (280-740)
DHT 28.3 nmol/l (0.7-5.1)
Thyroid was fine and other stuff looked good.
About the age of 19-22 I had AWFUL acne on my back, neck, face and chest. Painful cystic f******. Since then I still get acne on face, neck, back, chest, though not as severe are those nasty cystic bumps under the skin, not just little whiteheads or anything.
Still libido is nowhere near where I'd like it to be. Would like higher TT and Free T, but am wondering why on earth I have such high DHT. This would probably explain the acne problem?
If I have any estrogen lowering supplements but knees ache and libido goes even worse and feel depressed and anxious so I think it's safe to rule out E2 as the problem. I'm thinking maybe excessive conversion of free test to DHT? I understand DHT is important in masculinity, libido etc however with levels this high it must be causing my skin problems and also maybe libido problem??
If I take an OTC T booster like DAA I get a defnite increase in libido however it sends my skin OUT OF CONTROL, nasty cystic acne over my face, neck, back and chest, so I'm thinking maybe excess conversion to dht is the problem. Any input would be much appreciated.