Hi everyone. After I quit Finasteride (may 2014, 5 weeks on the drug) I had this period of unstable raging libido which lasted for quite a long time (2 months raging, 1-2 years substantial). I felt awful in many ways but the potency definitely was there. I then took Citrulline Malate for a long long time which helped me with anxiety and “getting a grip” and in 2016 I started exercising mildly and then my libido slowly faded away as time passed. This might have been because of increasing estradiol (T -> E2) but I haven’t taken any estradiol tests so I don’t know.
I haven’t experienced the phenomenon of precum (sorry for being so explicit, but in our situation we need to) since summer 2018, and I can almost count how many times it occured during 2018. Towards the end of 2018 it was completely gone and my libido and attraction towards women was also shot dead. With my other supplements (magnesium, probiotics) I reached the state where I could live a reasonably normal life except experiencing anhedonia and sexual sides, which of course is a very serious health condition. I will write more on my findings here later on.
I started with a cheap Tribulus variety this christmas (called Neulife (95% saponins)). I clearly noticed something, however not anything substantial or lasting. But this was just a couple of cycles, so it might have worked for all I know. I then read this post and I ordered Vemoherb from Bulgaria. I am on my first cycle of this brand now and I must say a lot of things I haven’t felt since 2014/2015 has come back. More libido, more sensitivity, more joy of life. I also had this urge for playing computer games again, which is something that just disappeared during 2018. I’m listening to and enjoying music right now and I can throw in that I’m also taking Now Foods Dopa Mucuna at the time being.
This is no “this is the cure” post, but I must say, there are serious things going on inside me right now. It’s like my brain changes and I experience “normality” to some degree. I will cycle this with more or less the plans that the OP described. Right now I use 3-4 days with one Vemoherb capsule and then increasing to 2 or 3 in the middle. I think I’ll try a 2 week cycle. Will update you on what changes I experience.
My bloodworks from 19th january 2019:
Free T: 4.5 [2.3 - 9.9]
T: 16 [8 - 35] (it was 18, 1 1/2 year after quitting fin, but might just be time-of-day fluctuations)
FSH: 7 [1 - 12]
LH: 3 [1 - 10]
SHBG: 35 [8 - 60]
I did not take any hormonal blood tests before fin so I have no clue what’s normal for me. I did discuss this with my uncle (which is a specialist MD) last weekend and he almost frowned upon the “normal” ranges for hormones. He said there is a naturally very delicately engineered balance for every single one of us that just “works” and that aiming for sky high levels was nothing I should think about. But I don’t know what and if Fin altered something. My plan is anyways to try to come back to normal via Trib and if I succeed, I will of course share my blood results at that given time. I think this is very interesting. For all I know these results might be “me”, but I must say LH is low and T is also something I would like in the 20s atleast. I’m no endocrine expert though. I would like to do an estradiol test but it’s apparently difficult here in Norway, the richest country in the world
If trib isn’t enough, Triptorelin and/or Prep will be my next on the list. I have struggled with this shit for 5 years this spring and I desperately want out. I want to get a girl to start my life with.
And I of course know all about the “I have recovered” leading to a crash some weeks later. This was just to give some input and then we’ll see what happens. I’ll be back