In the podcast below, Dr. Gordon made this remark:
"...we used to get patients coming to us who are on testosterone four to six months later. They say, you know doc at the beginning of treatment. I felt really good, but now I don't feel as well [00:17:00] and that's because the use of testosterone shuts off another hormone luteinizing hormone that converts testosterone to pregnenolone and if that doesn't happen you lose these 11 regulatory hormones that deal with depression."
11 regulatory hormones ? Dam, what about those of us that use HCG? It is suppose to minic LH.
I started TRT in my medical quest for deep depression(suicidal) with anxiety and panic attacks requiring perscription meds.
After 6 months of every blood, saliva, urine. Two MRI's. Low T was all they found.
That was 4 years ago. I no longer need any drugs or counselling.
The proper TRT protocol (sans bro-science and group think) the right food and exersize was my fix. I am back with the living.
I don't regret any of the tests even if they showed nothing I learned something and with forums/databases like this I was able to troubleshoot my unique condition and find possible solutions. Yes I needed a doc to write scripts but I figured it out what it took to feel alive again.