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What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« on: December 02, 2016, 02:56:52 pm »
Hi all
As the title says, my libido usually shoots up a day or two before my shot is due (once every ten days). Right after my injection my sex drive plummets and stays low. For while I thought it was conversion so high aromatization so I tried arimidex. I also tried switching my shots to once a day (I took .05 CC's a day) to get an improvement in sex drive (also no morning wood  for months - maybe years  and I am only 32) I have been to a few doctors and after a few blood tests, they just brushed me off - one doctor suggested that I take 1mg of arimidex every day but I already tried that and it killed my estrogen. ARgh I dunno- I Was just wondering if anyone had any insight at all. 
« Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 10:15:23 pm by PeakT »

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 06:10:57 pm »
It's suggestive that the testosterone dose should be lower. Then there are the things we touched on in your other thread: The hCG is worth trying, as it does more than produce testosterone. But also consider DHT. It can be an important contributor to libido. Sometimes guys will apply small amounts of testosterone cream directly to the scrotum. This should be done with a doctor's guidance. Dr. Saya on this forum is one who has prescribed this treatment. I'm not sure if the lack of testicles affects the conversion to DHT. My impression is that conversion takes place mainly in the skin, so it should be ok. But best to get a more definitive answer to this.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2016, 10:17:31 pm by PeakT »
I am not a medical doctor; any suggestions are meant to be discussed with your doctor.
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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 06:10:57 pm »

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 10:18:24 pm »
Hi all
As the title says, my libido usually shoots up a day or two before my shot is due (once every ten days). Right after my injection my sex drive plummets and stays low. For while I thought it was conversion so high aromatization so I tried arimidex. I also tried switching my shots to once a day (I took .05 CC's a day) to get an improvement in sex drive (also no morning wood  for months - maybe years  and I am only 32) I have been to a few doctors and after a few blood tests, they just brushed me off - one doctor suggested that I take 1mg of arimidex every day but I already tried that and it killed my estrogen. ARgh I dunno- I Was just wondering if anyone had any insight at all.

Do you have any numbers for us, i.e. lab pulls recently of testosterone, estradiol, etc.?
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 04:17:19 am »
I do have some labs but I am away from the paper work - I will see if my wife can send me the info - I will get back to you guys soon.

I also noticed that I get some breast swelling no matter how little testosterone I take. It seems like there must be conversion, but I guess I am extremely sensitive to it, but then maybe too sensitive to arimidex and my estrogen crashes? Or maybe I'm not taking enough. Argh. I am planning on getting levels checked soon, but the last time I did a round of tests, the doctor just shrugged and sent me away. Really fucking annoying when my dick hasnt worked properly for years.

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 09:39:27 am »
Without knowing what your levels are it is hard to judge, but many guys report reduced libido with levels over 1000. If you are going over 1000 at the peak you may be better off at a lower dose, which would also reduce your E2 level.

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 03:28:43 pm »
Hi all
As the title says, my libido usually shoots up a day or two before my shot is due (once every ten days). Right after my injection my sex drive plummets and stays low. For while I thought it was conversion so high aromatization so I tried arimidex. I also tried switching my shots to once a day (I took .05 CC's a day) to get an improvement in sex drive (also no morning wood  for months - maybe years  and I am only 32) I have been to a few doctors and after a few blood tests, they just brushed me off - one doctor suggested that I take 1mg of arimidex every day but I already tried that and it killed my estrogen. ARgh I dunno- I Was just wondering if anyone had any insight at all.

Just want to emphasize that you are not alone:  we have had a number of threads with guys (including myself) scaling back their dose.  Also, some of the top TRT docs emphasize lower doses rather than higher. 

I don't know if anyone said it above, but you may benefit from more frequent injections - two or maybe 3X / week.  This is very common on here.  I am on EOD protocol for example, and, if I sleep enough, my libido is painfully high even though my T averages in the 750 to 800 range.

One thing I have wondered is if too much testosterone, which is very individual, actually disturbs sleep in some men and they just don't wake up feeling refreshed.  Just a thought...
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 06:50:52 pm »
What amount are you injecting in total for a week?

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016, 09:15:58 am »
What amount are you injecting in total for a week?

You're talking to the OP, right?
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
And check out my new Peak Testosterone Program on the right side of my home page: http://www.peaktestosterone.com.

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2016, 09:26:41 am »
No, actually your dosage. From reading your book it seems you prefer subq but I don't recall seeing a weekly dosage you are using. I'd really like to try subq again with a eod schedule to see how I feel. I tried subq twice weekly at 50mg each and did not feel good at all. It seems most that are doing well subq are doing more frequently than twice weekly.

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2016, 01:30:14 pm »
Hi all
As the title says, my libido usually shoots up a day or two before my shot is due (once every ten days). Right after my injection my sex drive plummets and stays low. For while I thought it was conversion so high aromatization so I tried arimidex. I also tried switching my shots to once a day (I took .05 CC's a day) to get an improvement in sex drive (also no morning wood  for months - maybe years  and I am only 32) I have been to a few doctors and after a few blood tests, they just brushed me off - one doctor suggested that I take 1mg of arimidex every day but I already tried that and it killed my estrogen. ARgh I dunno- I Was just wondering if anyone had any insight at all.

Just want to emphasize that you are not alone:  we have had a number of threads with guys (including myself) scaling back their dose.  Also, some of the top TRT docs emphasize lower doses rather than higher. 

I don't know if anyone said it above, but you may benefit from more frequent injections - two or maybe 3X / week.  This is very common on here.  I am on EOD protocol for example, and, if I sleep enough, my libido is painfully high even though my T averages in the 750 to 800 range.

One thing I have wondered is if too much testosterone, which is very individual, actually disturbs sleep in some men and they just don't wake up feeling refreshed.  Just a thought...




Thanks! I have done every single day injections with no positive results. I injected between .025 and .1 ml of testosterone per day. I am about to do .1 every other day and see what happens. I need to go ahead and get my levels checked again. I think I will focus on bringing my testosterone into "good range" and then start super slowly with arimidex again (like .125 mg a week) and see if I can bring estrogen down to normal. I dunno...its weird to not be horny when I used to jack off like 6 times a day when I was 18-22.

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 11:25:14 am »
No, actually your dosage. From reading your book it seems you prefer subq but I don't recall seeing a weekly dosage you are using. I'd really like to try subq again with a eod schedule to see how I feel. I tried subq twice weekly at 50mg each and did not feel good at all. It seems most that are doing well subq are doing more frequently than twice weekly.

I'm on about 100 mg of cypionate per week, but I take it EOD rain or shine.
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
And check out my new Peak Testosterone Program on the right side of my home page: http://www.peaktestosterone.com.

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 11:54:28 am »
Do you feel better than twice weekly?

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2016, 07:08:27 pm »
Do you feel better than twice weekly?

No about the same.
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
And check out my new Peak Testosterone Program on the right side of my home page: http://www.peaktestosterone.com.

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Re: What The Heck?? Sex Drive Is Higher When Injection Is Due??
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