Originally Posted by rousseau498
Hello: I have been injecting testosterone cypionate 100 mg/1 mL per week for a long time and still have trouble with arousal, libido, and sometimes maintaining an erection. It seems to be primarily a libido issue to me, which I thought testosterone would help. My recent test levels reflect low values, at least in my book. Here they are:
FHS less than <0.2 L /1.5-12.4 mIU/mL
LH 0.1 L / 1.7-8.6 mIU/mL
Testosterone Total 334 L / 348-1197 ng/dl
Testosterone Free 6.4 L /7.2-24.0 pg/mL
I've asked to increase the dosage to 200 mg/mL per week but have not heard back from doctor. I have requested that my estradiol be tested, but they won't do it. I don't think it is an issue, but who knows for sure? Has anyone else had this same problem and did it resolve with a higher dose?
Thank you for any feedback you can offer.
Total testosterone of 334 is still very low, too low to be satisfactory for most men. You don't say how many ml are you injecting per week, or how many months or years you have been injecting. If you are injecting 1 ml per week, you are getting 100 mg per week which is a reasonable starting dose, but doesn't seem to raise your total T enough. You need to increase your dosage. You may need to break it into two shots per week to even out highs and lows on a higher dosage.
Down the road you may need to inject hcg to maintain fertility and keep the testes from shrinking, and you may need to add AI (arimidex etc.) to control E2 levels. Most important, though, is to get total T up, probably into the 600 to 800 range, to see if libido improves. Good luck and keep us posted. There are a lot of guys on this board with years of experience in this.