I am a 67 year old health bodybuilder. For the last several months, I have been seeing a Urologist for Low Libido and ED.
Several lab tests showed my SHBG as elevated and out of range.
SHBG – 68.7 Reference range 10-57 NMOL/L
Calculated free testosterone 5.92 Reference range 9-30 NG/DL
SHBG 71.4 Reference range 10-57 NMOL/L
As a result of the above test results, my urologist prescribed, 1 mg of Anastrozole per day. Before starting this drug, I wanted to speak with him. I phoned his office numerous times, the Urologist would not return my calls. As a result I made an appointment with a Endocrinologist. Blood test were order for everything that could cause an elevated SHBG. All the results were negative except my SHBG and my free testosterone.
March 2013 Test Results by my Endocrinologist
SHBG 78.4 Reference range 19.3 - 76.4
Free testosterone Direct 6.3 Reference range 6.6 – 18.1
Total testosterone 508 Reference range 348 - 1197
As a result of the above test my endocrinologist prescribe 1 mg Testime gel or Fortesta Gel.
1) Would the testosterone gel treatment help my libido and ed or would the increase of testosterone be also taken in by my high SHBG?
2) Would the 1 mg of Anastrozole be a better choice?
3) Are my lab reading of a value that would affect my Libido?
4) I started with the Testim 1 %, how long would it take to feel the results.
Any information that you could offer to my questions or be of help to me would be greatly appreciated.