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lack of sleep and stress - observations
« on: March 14, 2015, 12:45:15 pm »
Hi guys,

Just want to share some observations from a learning experience I've been having.

During the weeks leading up to the beginning of the month, throughout the month of February, I have made positive changes and started taking supplements (garlic, pomegranate, maca) and have had unprecedented reseults including regular nocturnal and AM erections, an increased sex drive and more intense orgasms.

Then, it all came to a screeching halt.

Stress: work, the decision of whether or not to retire, relationships, parent with worsening dementia, a home invasion a few doors down that resulted in a death -- combined with daylight savings time clock change have given me a two week bout with insomnia. The best night sleep I've had is 4 hours.

The effects are stunning! The erections are gone! I'm weaker. Fat is building on my waste line and my muscles are noticeably softer. AND, during this time, I have maintained my diet, exercise and supplement routine.

This proves to me that despite all other lifestyle choices, if you lack good sleep and a peaceful state of mind, everything else makes little difference to your health.

I'm learning, that everything starts with your mind and your psyche.

Now, if I can just figure out how to get back to normal.


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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 07:07:45 pm »
Hi guys,

Just want to share some observations from a learning experience I've been having.

During the weeks leading up to the beginning of the month, throughout the month of February, I have made positive changes and started taking supplements (garlic, pomegranate, maca) and have had unprecedented reseults including regular nocturnal and AM erections, an increased sex drive and more intense orgasms.

Then, it all came to a screeching halt.

Stress: work, the decision of whether or not to retire, relationships, parent with worsening dementia, a home invasion a few doors down that resulted in a death -- combined with daylight savings time clock change have given me a two week bout with insomnia. The best night sleep I've had is 4 hours.

The effects are stunning! The erections are gone! I'm weaker. Fat is building on my waste line and my muscles are noticeably softer. AND, during this time, I have maintained my diet, exercise and supplement routine.

This proves to me that despite all other lifestyle choices, if you lack good sleep and a peaceful state of mind, everything else makes little difference to your health.

I'm learning, that everything starts with your mind and your psyche.

Now, if I can just figure out how to get back to normal.

I have seen this many, many times in myself.  My downfall lately is lack of sleep.

And sorry to hear about all the nasty stuff going on.
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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 08:20:23 pm »
Hi guys,

Just want to share some observations from a learning experience I've been having.

During the weeks leading up to the beginning of the month, throughout the month of February, I have made positive changes and started taking supplements (garlic, pomegranate, maca) and have had unprecedented reseults including regular nocturnal and AM erections, an increased sex drive and more intense orgasms.

Then, it all came to a screeching halt.

Stress: work, the decision of whether or not to retire, relationships, parent with worsening dementia, a home invasion a few doors down that resulted in a death -- combined with daylight savings time clock change have given me a two week bout with insomnia. The best night sleep I've had is 4 hours.

The effects are stunning! The erections are gone! I'm weaker. Fat is building on my waste line and my muscles are noticeably softer. AND, during this time, I have maintained my diet, exercise and supplement routine.

This proves to me that despite all other lifestyle choices, if you lack good sleep and a peaceful state of mind, everything else makes little difference to your health.

I'm learning, that everything starts with your mind and your psyche.

Now, if I can just figure out how to get back to normal.

I have seen this many, many times in myself.  My downfall lately is lack of sleep.

And sorry to hear about all the nasty stuff going on.

Thanks, Peak. But all this "nasty" stuff is just everyday life. What seems to have changed, for whatever reason, is my lack of ability to deal with them and to sleep at night.

Ever wake up at 1am with your mind racing and not get back to sleep? That's what keeps happening.

But I have a plan:
-meditation
-reduction if caffiene
-turn off the computer at 8pm
-read a good book until bed time

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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 04:47:08 am »

Thanks, Peak. But all this "nasty" stuff is just everyday life. What seems to have changed, for whatever reason, is my lack of ability to deal with them and to sleep at night.

Ever wake up at 1am with your mind racing and not get back to sleep? That's what keeps happening.

But I have a plan:
-meditation
-reduction if caffiene
-turn off the computer at 8pm
-read a good book until bed time

Yeah, I have the same issue but not at 1 am.  But if I wake up 4:30 to 5:30 am it's tough for me to fall back sleep.  PMR works very well for me any time day or night.
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
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.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 10:11:07 pm »
Normal sleep restored this guy's morning erections and I split it out here:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=6779.0
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
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.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 03:47:46 pm »
As I have mentioned before, sleep and stress are huge factors on your morning wood and wood in general when you are over 40+.  Big factor for me that is for sure.
Age 51, 5'10, 155 lbs
Cholesterol 162 (HDL 59, LDL 87, Trigs 88, LDL-P 850)
Fasting Glucose 65 (down from 97 pre TRT)
A1C:  5.0 (down from 5.7 per TRT)
Homocysteine:  12.4 > 11.0 > 10.2 > 8.9 using B vitamin therapy.  MTHFR positive 

BP  120/78 (using improved diet and 10 mg Lisinopril ACE Inhibitor)  145/90 prior to meds.

Current protocol:  60 mg Test Cyp IM every 5 days.  No AI.
2/15/17 labs:  Total T (peak day): 1169 (250 - 1100 ng/dl).  Free T 198 pg/ML (46-225).  Sensitive E2: 40 High.  Previously 32. PSA 0.2  Hemocrit 44.2. SHBG: 32
9/15/18 labs:  Total T (trough day):  598 (250 -1100 ng/dl)  Free T 73.9 (46-225) Sensitive E2: 21  Hemocrit 43.7  SHBG 34
2/20/19 labs:  Total T (mid point):  776 (250 -1100 ng/dl) Free T 115.6 (46 - 224 pg/ml) Sensitive E2 24 (<29), DHT 43 (16-79 ng), DHEA-s 244 (70-495 mcg/dl)


Supplements:  Multivitamin, plus additional B12, B6, C, D, K2, Red Yeast Rice, Magnesium, and Coq10  Evening:  Kyolic Garlic, 2mg Cialis, LEF Endothelial Protection

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Re: lack of sleep and stress - observations
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