Wow, this site has grown. I came across this site about a year ago. I was living a miserable life, or more appropriately stated as I look back now, I was dying a slow death. This website saved my life!!!! IT CAN DO THE SAME FOR YOU!! JUST NEVER GIVE UP!!!
I had all the tell tale signs of low testosterone. Plus, the low numbers to prove it. The only people who did not agree were the doctors I was seeing at the Veterans Hospital. Before I started testosterone replacement injections I was 320 lbs. I could not walk up a flight or stairs. My testosterone averaged 110-190. My Estrogen level averaged between 160-190. I was diagnosed with everything from depression to heart failure. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high liver enzymes, off the chart C-reactive proteins. I was put on medication for these conditions, which by the way, made me feel even worse. I had to give up any and all exercise. Dieting and exercising like crazy never helped me to lose any weight anyway.
The months and months of battling the so called experts has paid off. I have just past the eight months of testosterone replacement. The last six moths my injection dose nor testosterone levels have changed. The doctors are stunned. My weight has dropped by 25 lbs in the last month. My high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high liver enzymes and off the chart C-reactive proteins are all NORMAL. No medications for these conditions over the last six months. I do not recommend anyone quit taking medications prescribed by your doctor, but I had to do what I thought was best for me.
I am 49 years old. My height 5'9. My weight 295. My testosterone level now is 880. My estrogen is at 20.
I am doing testosterone Enanthate 200mg/week. I inject twice per week 100mg. I draw the testosterone with a 22 gauge needle. I inject with a 27 gauge needle. I learned this method by watching a video on YouTube.com called "painless testosterone injections". I believe it was by a Dr. Runels. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQor40vf7lE
). I have not used any estrogen blocker.
The only medication I am on today is Levothyroxine for my thyroid. My thyroid medication had to be raised 4x the amount it was before testosterone replacement. I learned on this site as your testosterone goes up your thyroid stimulating hormones go down. My endocrinologists did not believe this to be true but the tests over the last six months proved to be right. Thanks to this site I was ahead of the curve for once. I plan on staying ahead of the curve.
My body and mind are getting stronger every day. I can literally feel my body healing from the inside out. I still have a long way to go. I have learned from this site that patience really is a virtue. My body has been low on testosterone for nearly thirty years. I know the serious illnesses in my life damaged my body's ability to produce testosterone on its own. I contracted West Nile Virus at age 17. I was also afflicted with a ruptured appendix at age 23 that left 75% of my internal organs severely infected with gangrene. The most damaged organs were my testicles. I know it has taken the last eight months just to start repairing my body from these illnesses that occurred many years ago.
I would like to end this by telling each of you who read this that if you are suffering from any of the long list of side effects caused by low testosterone DON'T GIVE UP! No one knows your body better than you. What you are feeling is real. No matter how bizarre your doctor thinks your symptoms may be, DO NOT GIVE UP!!! This site and personal emails from its founder saved my life. They gave me the tools to get control of my life back. It can do the same for you. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! and NEVER EVER GIVE UP!! Peak Tesosterone can change your life!
P.S. I know you are wondering, "What about SEX?" Both drive and performance are at their PEAK!!