I have found this forum a couple of years ago when I was trying to find a reason for my absurd levels of FSH LH and Test.
Until my thirties I was a normal guy with a huge libido and sexual potency. I could F* 10 times a day for several days straight, I usually got saciated at the tenth day or so, having several partners at the same time.
One day, I noted my potency was becoming less evident with some testicle shrinkage and for the first time I went to get tested. The results surprised a lot my urologist and myself. According to him, I was primary hypogonadal but with a clinical feature that was odd enough to him. I couldn't had high FSH and LH and still having testosterone at the 5,00's.
I didn't pay much attention to it at that time because I was still potent and I was having much more intromissions that most of my friends and libido was still pretty good. But the problem kept worsening year after year. I was doing lab tests every 6 months and noted that I was losing about 5%-10% of Testosterone a year.
At my 38 I was desperate, I had no libido. I wanted sex about 3 times a month. My LH and FSH remained high and Test was at about 3,20. Erections got soft, rare morning wood, I was still looking for girls and doing the pick up thing but with much less interest. I failed a lot of times to get hard for them and I gave up.
I went again to several doctors asking for different opinions. I think I visited around 14 urologists until of of them tell me a solution for me. With no luck. I was encouraged to do Test shots or HCG shots which I refused, all of them.
I wanted to know the real reason for the appearance of primary hypogonadism at the 30's, which is very rare.
Meanwhile I was spending a LOT of money on supplements. You can name any supplement and probably I have take it.
Below I will put some of them and some protocols that helped me in some way.
I dove into the dark side of the quest, searching every place for an answer. Internet, libraries, naturopaths, all of that road. Then I went desperate and gave up. I was still refusing test injections because I knew they would make worse the shrinkage. I searched for theories on autoimmune theories, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc.
One day I got sick of it and did some lab testing for every effing bug I could got on any vagina, food etc. I was pretty clean which bothered me even more. At least I could have some bug and the reason could be it. But no, the lab tests were all good. I got in an huge depression and I was considering the shots but one day something got in my head after I woke up in the morning:
I decided to go to an institute of tropical diseases to do specific tests on specific bugs that I could have got on several trips I did around the world.
For my surprise, I was diagnosed with Cysticercosis, apparently from a tape worm called Taenia Saginata. I was in shock, started to have extreme anxiety with it on how could it be possible.
After this, I asked several PHD's if this could be a reason for my primary hypogonadal state, the opinions were all NEGATIVE. ( sometimes I may admit and accept that doctors and PHD's might not know it all)
They were wrong. In fact, several parasitic diseases, even those with no symptoms might create several dysfunctions on the endocrine system, as well in immune system. I belive it starts on the immune system and then to endocrine.
This paper might explain some endocrine disorders presented in several people around the world. The list of parasites is huge. In my case was the taenia but there are other types of parasitic infections that could modulate the immune system.
Check this: Neuroimmunoendocrine Interactions in Murine
Cysticercosis: From the Lab Bench Work to Its
Possible Applications in Controlling Porcine
Cysticercosis and Human Neurocysticercosis http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs-wm/42399.pdf
This paper gives huge insights on the role of parasites and endocrine system. According to the study, my primary hypogonadism has an explanation. FSH and LH level rise a lot in the presence of parasitic diseases.
Also interesting is the connection they did on the interleukins and hormones. They mention IL-2, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6 etc.
They also talk about estrogen and progesterone. The interleukins might be a way to explore endocrine dysfunctions even in the non presence of parasites.
After 4 months I exterminated the cisticercosis, the miracle happened. my balls were getting full as before, my libido got back, my erections went from soft to hard rock in my twenties. I couldn't believe this was happening. It was like a long term nightmare to me. I feel my old self again.
If some of you are getting endocrine disorders, check it at the lab, get a tropical disease appointment and ask for the lab tests.
Your dysfunction might be something related of a previous infection you had on a trip or something like that. A stomach bug still present but latent or dormant, doing damage, a virus, a parasite, a fungus.
Don't ask for specific tests at the beginning. Ask the lab tests where they search a bacterial or fungal infection with no cause, they sweep them all, I believe by RNA 16s and other biomolecular techniques.
Docs wont admit but the main cause of unknown diagnoses or autoimmune diseases are previous infections by one or more agents. You may have been treated but the cause might be surely that infection occurred one year ago or even 10 years ago.
Regarding the supplements. I took them all. I spent tons of money on them.
Which of them worked? Garlic by Kyolic 1000mg 1 per day, Vitamin C 1g per day, Dried blueberrys and blackberries a handful of it per day, astaxantin 7mg, cocoa, spirulina.
The ritual that helped a lot too, and this is no fun, was ice. Desperate I was icing my balls and at about day 5th I noted a bit more libido, more day time spontaneous erections, more intromissions. This waswhen I was still with the tape worm.
Now I am fine, my FSH and LH went down, Test is high at 700's. I am reliefed.
Best for all.
PS: Never give up to find the reason. I did. I was very close to permanent madness or schizophrenia. I was exhausted, with a nervous breakdown, but I won. And I beat the Docs and PHd's with my persistence.