Ive posted this a few times before and just posted a reply to another thread a few minutes ago and I’ll post it here also.
I personally linked my PFS to low estrogen years ago and cured it with TRT. I’m not promoting trt but for me under proper guidance it worked. Took over a year to get everything dialed in but I’m fine now. There are other options other than Trt/testosterone but for me I just take a lot of testosterone which raises my E2 and I feel normal again. I’ve been here for over 5 years and I’m becoming more and more certain that people are having similar issues with estrogen.
I know some have failed on trt but Go google “low estrogen symptoms” and it’s all the hallmarks of PFS. Above the original poster talks of feeling cold all the time. Yup huge low estrogen symptom. You can also have hot flashes too. Low estrogen makes your cock feel numb or even missing… another Classic PFS symptom. Orgasms have little pleasure… another low estrogen symptom. Life has little pleasure. These are all huge red flags for estrogen issues. Most men think sex is all about testosterone. It is not! Sex and the good feelings that come along with it requires proper estrogen. If you go to any body building site where people are abusing steroids you will find that estrogen is the root of everything to do with sexual pleasure because people screw up their e2 all the time. Testosterone is just additional fuel. Injecting a ton of testosterone will drive up your libido briefly but it will eventually flatline. My belief is that fin screwed up my estrogen receptors or something to do with estrogen in my body.
Personally I stay away from anti estrogens wich bring my PFS back for weeks on end. I see a lot of people playing with anti estrogen medications all the time in here and believe it makes you worse. I have posted this many times. I discovered my problem after seeing many Drs and finally having an ultra sensitive estrogen test. This is different from a normal E2 test. It made perfect sense as the only time I felt marginally better was when I took things that increased estrogen. I also noticed I would be marginally better after long nights out with friends drinking beer which increases estrogen. Normal estrogen tests most doctors give are not sensitive enough for men. Go to any trt forum (I.e t-nation) and search for estrogen and you will have 100s of men on Trt who screwed up their estrogen temporarily complaining of the same exact symptoms we had after finasteride. Just for fun go read through the forums and see how many people accidentally screw up their estrogen and all the issues they have. I once lowered it to almost zero with too much anastrizol and it took 6 weeks to recover. Most will tell you that low estrogen is as bad as death itself.
My estrogen test using the cheap “normal” test Doctors give women Always showed as normal And my doctors told me I was fine but My ultra sensitive Test always showed under 15 which is crazy low. Anything under 20 will give you every PFS symptom listed on this site. Eye issues, lifelessness, dry skin, my joints popped, depression, a dick that doesn’t feel real. It made my cock cold and lifeless and tiny among a bunch of other problems that everyone with PFS has. I live in New York City and see one of the few specialists in PFS here. I’ve been told Low estrogen is a commonly mis diagnosed issue with men. Doctors just don’t normally test for low estrogen in men. Low estrogen in men is just not properly studied. High estrogen is a common problem which the standard test finds easily. They give you the standard estradiol test sometimes but that test is just NOT made for men.
I know Everyone is different but that was my cure along with gym daily. Many people here have dabbled with testosterone but I’m sure many also used anastrizole along with the testosterone. Most men who fail on trt with PFS have failed because they took AI’s like anastrizole (again not pumping trt but just saying. There are other treatments for low E2 like HCG which men take to be more fertile) … I still have issues from time to time but it’s always my crazy estrogen when I check my blood with testing … took me over 4 or 5 fu$&&@ years and 5 doctors for one Single doctor to give me the ultra sensitive test I needed. If you go to most doctors and tell them you have all these PFS symptoms they will run the classic tests and tell you nothing looks wrong. If you go to any body building forum where people are either on trt or using steroids (Who always screw up their hormones) ask for help without using the word PFS. They will always ask for Specific tests which many doctors don’t normally run such as an ultra sensitive E2 test. You would be amazed at how many people over the years have screwed up their hormonal systems using steroids. I don’t think People taking fin and other things on this site that screwed us up are any different. We have taken meds that have screwed up the hormonal axis. The difference is those people who abused steroids have figured out how to also fix a lot of these issues after abusing steroids for 50 years.
I also Searched google for dhea and estrogen For shits and giggles … the first result is about dhea activating estrogen receptors. I’m not recommending anyone rush out to take dhea. I tried dhea and it only marginally helped years ago. I am recommending everyone ask their doctor to run a damn ultra sensitive estrogen test at your next blood draw before you cram a lot of supplements down your throat. Ive had 30 or 40 conversations on this site and it’s shocking how many people show up here without even the most basic blood tests let alone some more advanced that are fairly easy to get (if you are in the US). You can go to quest diagnostics and pay very little out of pocket for tests your doctor just won’t run normally
If your taking anything that lowers estrogen then stop. Just my 2 cents…