The dose was 1 ml of the 200mg/m. I didn't notice that part.
JanSz- I have no intention of staying on the shots long-term. My doctor only wanted to do this to make sure that low T really was my problem before exploring other avenues of fixing it. He said it would be a one-time thing only and that this wouldn't mess up my pituitary axis or shut down my balls.
I don't know that I'm secondary (if T really is the problem, that is). My FSH has always been near the top of the range. A couple times my LH has looked rather low (as low as 2.8 on a normal range of 2-12) but once it registered at like a 5.6 or so, and I understand it's quite a variable thing depending on when they catch you.
But even if I was, and took Hcg
, the benefits would be derived from higher testosterone
, and apparently just putting T into me isn't doing anything...
The plan was that if this shot established that I felt better with higher T then we'd operate to take care of my varicocele in the hopes that my body will improve on its own (I've read a couple studies now which suggest this should work). Pmgamer told me Megazoid is the local expert on that which is what lead me to this board. I haven't heard back from him via PM yet, though.
zkt - What are the other factors that can mess up a libido
cpeil2- You mention a 'loading dose' and that a lot of guys don't feel anything after the first dose. Do they feel something on later doses? Would that mean I would on a second shot? The prescription I filled included another dose so maybe that's what the doctor has in mind.
I'm trying to understand why my symptoms, which correlate so well to a confirmed low T, would not improve with supplementation. Any ideas? Maybe if my body was converting too much to estrogen - would that block the shot from being helpful? I don't have enlarged breasts - is estrogen dominance still a possibility?
We tested my estradiol once, but I am not sure the test
was valid as the results looked odd. Should I ask for another one? The results said this:
Estradi <25pg/ml (<78)
INTEPRETATION OF ESTRADIOL TESTING (pg/ml) :\XODOA\ Adult Male...... <=77\XODOA\Adult Female:\XODOA\ Follicular....... 39-189 \XODOA\ Mid-Cycle Peak..... 94-508\XODOA\ Luteal Phase..... 48-309 \XODOA\ Postmenopausal... <=41\XODOA\
"The following non-numeric lab results were dispersed to the flowsheet even though numeric results were expected: Estradi, <25"
I really appreciate any and all help. This all just makes no sense to me. I'm very frightened. I miss feeling like myself!