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phenethylamine

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hormone levels
« on: July 10, 2014, 03:57:04 PM »
Has anyone here ever gotton any of their hormone levels checked? If so, which ones? What were the results?

LegatoMan

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Re: hormone levels
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 02:10:01 PM »
I had all of my sexual hormones tested (Testosterone, Free Testosterone, Estrogen, LH, FSH, SHBG) many times over the past 5 years.

All of them were smack dab in the middle - "Everything's normal!", my doctors would say. :(
Affected since Sept 2008. Very gradual onset of symptoms: Testicular atrophy, low libido, brain fog, lethargy, depression, digestion issues. Worsening of all symptoms the 3-4 days post orgasm.

demografx

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Re: hormone levels
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 09:28:32 PM »
Tested all hormones with university endocrinologist around 2009.

Free testosterone was significantly low.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) via daily application of T-patches has been very effective in fighting my severe POIS since then, with periodic monitoring by my GP.

If you wish to consider TRT, please check out the fertility risks with your doctors! Somewhere along the line, my sperm count went to zero. (But I have grown children so it's ok).

« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 09:33:46 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

FloppyBanana

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Re: hormone levels
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 11:26:02 AM »
Mine were fine except when I take progesterone. It takes about a week for my testosterone to get back to normal levels after taking progesterone. I only shoot the gun once or maybe twice a month.
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30 years of POIS. Mytelase after O with Iceman breathing technique.