libido

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    Trintellix for situational/performance anxiety?

    I've seen a few posts here from members — most recently Nelson himself — who have started taking Trintellix for anxiety or depression and seen an improvement in libido and erections. One poster called it a "wonder drug" that cured his "erection-killing anxiety." Was wondering how many posters...
  2. Dreamamine

    Calling All Long-Term TRT Users! How is Your Libido and Sexual Function?

    I wanted to give some of you long-term users a quick quiz, just so we can develop some neat anecdotal data points from this forum. If you have the time, please answer the following questions: (I apologize if they're a touch personal) 1. What is your age? 2. How long have you been on TRT? 3...
  3. G

    Bloodwork comparison after 10 weeks of TRT

    Hello, friends. This is my first post here. I really appreciate there is a forum to talk about it, so I thank you all in advance. So, I started TRT 10 weeks ago. This is my pre-TRT and 10-week in bloodwork. Most recent on the right side. My protocol is 120mg/wk test cyp along with 250ui EOD of...
  4. W

    Hangover Libido

    Normally I have low libido, weak erections, sensitivity issues, delayed ejaculation and if I do get off, I'm only good for onetime. My refractory period is a few days. It's more like the mental part of my libido is just not there. I don't drink a lot but If I do go out for a night of drinking...
  5. V

    Struggling with getting dialed in

    Hi there, been reading the past week or so in search of a solution to my problems listed below. - Age, 43 - Weight 284 - Height 6'1 - 22 year lifter, former competitive powerlifter - Absolutely zero libido - Fatigue, no motivation, do not find enjoyment in activities I normally would. - Feel...
  6. N

    New results are making me angry

    Hi all After being too high with free t I dropped it down to 100 mg a week. 3 shots a week. . I also started HCG 0.25 iu x 3 a week. I couldn't hack the feeling on HCG anymore and went on to estridol of 1 mg a day. This is because I have never been able to aromatize much from my test...
  7. N

    Whats wrong . What else can be done guys

    Hi all After being too high with free t I dropped it down to 100 mg a week. 3 shots a week. . I also started HCG 0.25 iu x 3 a week. I couldn't hack the feeling on HCG anymore and went on to estridol of 1 mg a day. This is because i have never been able to aromatize much from my test...
  8. P

    Cypionate + HCG - zero libido :(

    Hi All! My first post - I hope you can help me! I am on 0.2ml Cypionate (200mg/ml - so 40mg) and 250IU HCG 3 times a week (Mon/Wed/Fri). Sub Cutaneous for both. I sleep well and don't feel fatigue in the daytime (unlike before TRT). I am tapering off Mirtazapine - down to 7.5mg from 30mg 2...
  9. N

    Been on trt for 2 years and still no libido ..# libido

    Hi all I went onto trt in 2017 . Doc prescribed gel for my low testosterone results. Obviously this didn't do anything so eventually I went onto nebido which was every 12 weeks then I went privately to a doctor in the UK who prescribed me testosterone cypionate and HCG.. after 2 months I had to...
  10. W

    Anyone supplementing estrogen?

    It's pretty much the only hormone that I haven't tried. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4854098/
  11. E

    Arimidex? Do we need it?

    So I'm getting closer to being prescribed HRT. I did another blood test and total T is 271, the initial was 240. Both sad numbers. I am talking to a clinic and have my consultation on Saturday. If all goes well, I'll get Test Cypionate, HCG, and arimidex. I'm concerned with the AI. My main...
  12. J

    4th week on TRT, what to expect

    Hi all. This is my second thread, here is an old one with just a couple of posts: https://www.excelmale.com/forum/threads/just-started-trt-having-second-thoughts.20595/#post-172458 Long story short, I am 40 yo, one year ago I gave up on TRT before I even started, so to speak, and started 5mg...
  13. J

    HELP - Heat Rashes, ED, and Cracking Joints - A journey Riddle with Side Effects

    To preface this, I am a post-drug patient with lasting sexual side effects (yes, PFS, PSSD, and PAS exist and I will not argue this). I have had enduring sexual dysfunction (dead libido, loss of morning wood, weak erections, etc.) for about 5 years since discontinuing psychiatric drugs. Most...
  14. J

    Decreasing TRT dose leading to low libido

    Hey guys. First post on this forum. I have been on TRT for a little over 2 years now. Here is my protocol: Test Cyp IM 250mg (125mg E3.5D) Arimidex 0.25mg EOD HCG 500IU SQ 3x a week Cialis 5mg Daily Latest Bloodwork on trough day: TT: 1490 ng/dL FT: 24ng/dL Estradiol (sensitive): 20pg/ml...
  15. L

    How To Raise Libido

    I've noticed the last few years, my libido / sexual drive isn't what it used to be. I don't have any real ED issues yet, but I am missing that "alpha" drive and feeling horny. Anything I can take to help in this department? Some posts I've read suggest that cabergoline .25mg 2x per week may...
  16. G

    Libido. ED, EOD or E3D.

    Libido. ED, EOD or E3D.... Hello everybody. I am reading some posts on this forum and I would like to be able to ask all of you about libido, frequency of injections and if you feel good about your protocol. From what I see many people start well in their protocol and over time the libido gets...
  17. P

    No Libido and orgasmic anhedonia on TRT , need you advice

    Hi Guys i'm 40 years old. around 2.5 years ago i lost around 20lb of muscle for no reason so i went to do a blood test at Urologist clinic , found out i have low T other then the muscle loss i didn't had any issues. sometimes i feel like i wish i wouldn't did this blood test , because since...
  18. Z

    Letting e2 run wild

    My old dr was a dr who was all about not treating E2. He said let it go as high as you want and it won’t be a problem. Well I am seeing a new dr now and my e2 sensitive was 45. My libido has been super low, my anxiety kind of high, also my junk shrivels up to nothing along with my scrotum...
  19. N

    Thinking of lowering T dose closer to my natural levels.

    So this is just me spot balling here but I've been on trt since late 2016. I'm 45 now.I mainly went on trt so that it would be easier to run a higher dose once or twice a year without having to pct. I also figured the added ability to hold muscle, extra energy, well being, etc, of trt would be...
  20. A

    Low fertility the cause of low libido? Some studies.

    I recently came across these studies: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27733531/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29532805/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28843867/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31669052/ These men are not on trt, but could it be possible that fertility and libido are...
  21. Hormetheus

    Med student here. I have been on TRT since 21. Here is what I have learned about ED, libido and hormones.

    What I take for TRT. I am a med student in my last year. For years I have been on TRT. Because there is just so much misinformation around, I wrote some stuff about what I have learned along the way. What I found works best for me: 2x 50mg Test cyp per week (s.c. with 30G insulin syringe) 2x...
  22. S

    Does variation in peak/trough equate to libido?

    I have been on TRT for about three years. In January I switched to daily injections in an effort to control hematocrit, acne and sleep issues. I began at 20 mg per day and have slowly decreased my dose down to what is now 14 mg per day under the theory that the lowest possible dose is best. I...
  23. T

    Your experiences with increasing testosterone dosage?

    This is a re-post to an extent. But what I want to hear is some of your stories on increasing testosterone. Here is mine (without much facts, just how I experienced and read it): I was taking 50mg testosterone gel and had levels at 24nmol/l or almost 700ng/dl. I increased to 100mg and...
  24. C

    Brain estrogen creation 'critical to maintain full sexual activity or desire in males'

    A tip of the hat to "PakMan" at PeakT for the reference to this article. The underlying work is on mice, but may have implications for humans. Summary: Researchers have uncovered specific regions of brain tissue where aromatase is present, that drives male sexual desire. Aromatase converts...
  25. H

    Numb Penis, Anorgasmia during Sex, Low Cortisol, High Prolactin on TRT

    Have been on clinic TRT after AAS abuse as a 24 year old male for 3 years. My natural levels were 691 at age 24 prior to my reckless, careless decision to hope on anabolic steroids at 24. Since then I've tried to come off several times but always ended up inevitably relapsing when the pct or...
  26. A

    Permanent crash of estrogen?

    I’m still having low e2 symptoms 5 weeks off ai I’m really nervous It’s gonna be perment? I lost my emotions and dopamine appetite energy
  27. C

    Kisspeptin suppression under TRT: Can it affect mood and libido?

    TD;LR: Kisspeptin may affect how we act and feel. It seems plausible that a TRT-induced reduction in this hormone is a problem for some men. I’d previously asked if suppression of GnRH by TRT is a problem. The literature at least hints that it is possible. The situation with kisspeptin may be...
  28. G

    weak ejaculation... not much there

    Hi guys new to the board. I started TRT 2 months ago and everything has been going great except for one thing. My libido is subpar and my ejaculate is so so weak and small. It never shoots out anymore and it is not very satisfying. I'm getting wayyyyyy more nocturnal erections now, sleeping...
  29. Robotics

    10 days in - Libido and Erections kicking in - Honeymoon?

    My biggest concern is maintaining Libido. I have been on TRT in the past. I was off for several months. I was also low shbg, so TRT did not feel so effective for me at the time (libido was the biggest problem). My shbg is now closer to normal, closer to mid 20's and injecting 10mg a day, no ai...
  30. Robotics

    Low Libido, Low SHBG Protocol HELP - LABS x3

    Has anyone dealt with something similar? Libido seems to be illusive and hard to find. I am a low SHBG and struggle with libido/erections. daily injector IM (9mg x 7 = 63 mg week) The only time I have felt normal in that sense (libido) is usually when I am coming off TRT (for a week or two). Or...
  31. D

    New Labs - Still Lacking Libido

    Hey all, Just received my latest lab work from Lab Corp. I was expecting some different results since I have been having some libido issues. Not sure where to go from here, everything looks like it is in an acceptable range or better. Trying to figure out the missing puzzle piece to my libido...
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