First off, hello to you good folks.
Well I have a problem. I tend to write a lot but I'll try to make it short.
I'm 27 years old (6', 150 lbs, 7%body fat)
About a year ago, I fell head over heels for a girl. After six months of dating, we finally start having sex or attempting it, and I discover I have ED issues (On good days that means delayed ejaculation but most times my dick is just fucking dead). Well I see my doctor and he chalks my problems up to performance anxiety and gives me Cialis
samples. The problem persists, so I go for a blood test
with both my doctor and see a urologist. Even with my lab results, my doctor tells me that it's all in my head and I''m within normal range. As well the urologist initially says it's most likely performance anxiety and gives me Viagra
. Still doesn't work, the uro informs me that I am on the low end of the testosterone
scale, and had other hormonal imbalances which could be leading to my problem.
testosterone, serum 307 [249 - 836] ng/dL
testosterone, free 9.9 [9.3 - 26.5] pg/mL
prolactin 3.6 [2.1 - 17.7] ng/mL
follice stimulating hormone 2.0 [1.4 -18.1] mIU/mL
Leuteinizing Hormone 2.4 [1.5 - 9.3] mIU/mL
TSH 0.62 [0.47 - 5.01] uIU/mL
testosterone, serum 361 [175 - 781] ng/dL
testosterone, free 12.0 [9.3 - 26.5] pg/mL
prolactin 6.6 [2.6 - 13.1] ng/mL
follice stimulating hormone 2.5 [1.3 -19.3] mIU/mL
Leuteinizing Hormone 3.4 [1.3 - 19.3] mIU/mL
estradiol 59 [20 -77] pg/mL
shbg 26.6 [14.5 - 48.4] nmoL/L
I've read and posted on other forums quite a bit, and realize that my low T may be due to excess aromatization which is why I have high E2.
Has anyone with similar results had successful results using just an AI?
I just turned 27 and am not sure I'm ready for TRT.
Or have some people managed to lower E2 and reduce T by eating certain foods, or taking supplements?
If I take an AI while trying to reduce stress and eat a well-balanced diet, will my body's hormonal control system return to normal? (if it ever was normal)?
I intend to stop running
and switch to resistance exercise. I currently am skinny and a bit muscular, but if building more muscle helps boost my T, I'm all over that. I've been under high stress due to family situations, and grad school, but I never would think it f'ed me up this badly.
Unfortunately, I have not had a follow up visit with my uro since early October and I want to keep a relationship going. This is really hard since we haven't had good sex in over four months, and it seems things have got progressively worse. This of course has taken a big blow to my confidence. I can't seem to get a timely appointment with the urologist, and due to my luck I missed the last one when someone ran into my car.
I can pretty much say I've had symptoms of low T since finishing undergrad. Brain fog, low energy, and the works. I've never really been depressed, but I seemed to be merely existing , with no zest for life. I can live with all those, I just want a functional dick.