I would appreciate your comments and suggestions regarding my current situation. I am 50 years old. 5' 11". 206# and I have been lifting weights almost daily since I was 17.
Two months ago, here's where I was at: no energy, no stamina, no libido, decreasing strength, ED, slight depression, irritable, moody. I was as much fun to be around as Rosie O'Donnell with PMS.
I found a doctor who specializes in all things hormonal and he ordered BW. Some of the results include:
TT 522 (250-110)
FT 57.3 (35-155)
%FT 1.10 (0.9-2.5%)
E2 36 (8-43)
I don't have the other numbers with me but my thyroid was low and my growth hormone was "somewhat low".
The doc asked what I wanted to do and I chose to start with armour thyroid and arimidex. The result was a noticeable improvement. Even though I feel better, my libido has gone from zero to so-so. ED is better but still a problem. Energy, stamina and strength are all good, not great.
Last Monday, I went back for a follow-up and more BW. Next Monday I go back to discuss the results with my doc. This guy is pretty progressive and my guess is he will let me take these numbers up to the upper range if I so desire.
Here is where I would appreciate the suggestions of the learned people on this forum: If I start exogenous test with HCG, and push these levels toward the "high normal" range, will the libido likely increase further and ED subside?
Also, my doc mentioned I might try HCG alone in order to move the TT and FT up a bit. Does that sound like a reasonable next step or should I just go for test + HCG? Do you think the HCG alone would improve libido and ED?
Thanks in advance.