Apr 10, 2009
By the time I reached 45 I was having erectal disfunction and I could no longer work from daylight till dark like I had always done. I told my wife that it was like in a years time I was living in a different body than I had always had. She is a nurse and suggested I go to a urologist and be checked out. I did this and he checked my testosterone level and it was low. He said I can give you viagra or put you on the testosterone patch. I had always heard of dangers of prostate cancer associated with steroids so I told him I would get back with him. I went home and started researching male menopause. My search led me to a book by Eugene Shippen called "The testosterone syndrome". I read the book and was convinced that this was my problem. Shippen suggests you need to know your testosterone/estrogen ratio so I went back to the urologist and ask him to check my estrogen level and he told me to get the guy that wrote the book to do it. Needless to say I never went back. I did get my family doctor to prescribe the test and order me the testosterone patch. I took these for two years and they seemed to jump start my natural ability to produce testosterone because subsequent tests showed my levels to be above normal from then on. My energy came back but I have still had to rely on Levitra for ED.