I've been reading and re-reading this thread for weeks now, and I've decided to order the stack mentioned here. Should arrive in a few days.
My story and my numbers are detailed here: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=13420.0
Sharing these with the forum. I'm not sure if the units are different than what most people post here (I'm in Canada), so here goes:
TESTOSTERONE (FREE): 578 pmol/L ("normal" range is 196-636)
TESTOSTERONE (TOTAL): 24.9 nmol/L ("normal" range is 7.6 - 31.4)
Glucose (fasting): 6.8 mmol/L (HIGH
- "normal" range is 3.6 - 6)
DHEA: 7.7 umol/L ("normal" range is 1.2 - 8.98)
Estradiol E2: 194 pmol/L (HIGH
- "normal" range is < 159)
Cholesterol Total: 4.01 mmol/L ("normal" range is <5.2)
Triglycerides: .98 mmol/L ("normal" range is <1.7)
HDL Cholesterol: .94 mmol/L (LOW
- "normal" range is >=1)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): 1.22 mlU/L ("normal" range is 0.35 - 5)
I'm 46, healthy, gym (compound exercises with free weights) three times a week, with 5k runs in between days.
Seeing my doctor this Friday after talking with him last visit about changing the protocol to every week at least. He wanted to research a bit. He also mentioned we may try testosterone gel, which I'm not too interested in. I'd rather stay with injections, and switch to subq as opposed to intramuscular.
Again, my goal (after losing 90 pounds so far) is to remove the last remnants of the "fog" (no drive, at work and in general) and constant low-level melancholy I feel, as well as anxiety. And more importantly to increase my non-existant libido and desire, as well as sensation.
So far diet (high NO, beets, arugula, a bit of pom juice) have helped giving me middle of the night and morning erections again, but still no desire and little feeling to touch/penetration/oral.
So I will slowly begin adding the stack to my routine. I'm thinking of starting with Dopa-Mind and Dopa Bean first as I can get turned on by my girlfriend just fine but it doesn't translate to signals below the belt and I have no sensation.
On nights where sex is planned, I take Viagra an hour before, usually half a tablet (50mg) but sometimes a whole tablet (100mg). I get a stuffed up nose, and get red in the face and my eyesight is affected a bit (lights are brighter). I can live with these symptoms, as with Viagra I do get erections and can have sex for a good while, but with little to no sensation at my end I eventually get tired and need a break.
After reading the stack here I'm interested in Cialis as it seems to be milder and less of a peak and valley effect. Viagra seems aggressive and brute force compared to what I'm reading here about Cialis.
Any direction you can give me on how to approach this stack will be appreciated.