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arimidex to help with erectile dysfunction?
« on: November 25, 2013, 04:34:07 pm »
Hi all, just found this site after trying to find an answer to my question regarding arimidex as a relatively safe testosterone booster and mild ed treatment.

I'm 40 yrs old and have suffered with mild ed for a number of years.
My libido wasn't generally that bad - I would just find myself going soft quite quickly which would give me performance anxiety etc etc..
I've had relatively good results with Viagra, although I can still have issues when on it.
I stumbled upon clomid/arimidex and started reading up on them. I acquired some clomid and started taking 12.5mg every other day for a month or so - i didn't really get much in the way of a libido lift but I did seem to put on some weight.
I then tried low dose arimidex (anastrosle) at 25mg twice a week and then down to once a week for around a month in total.
This seemed to give better results - better morning wood and better performance/libido

So I seem to be getting the results I'm after but I don't know if, at these levels, its safe as a long term fix.

Also I'd like to get my blood looked at but I'm in the UK and it seems like a completely different ball game to the USA regarding acquiring decent info on my testosterone, estradial etc

I'd be keen to know what peoples views are on using arimidex in this way and also if anyone can advise on blood work in the uk?

thanks very much

skinnyguy
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Re: arimidex to help with erectile dysfunction?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 05:45:39 pm »
Hello skinnyguy.  You can't be any skinnier than this skinny guy.

Well, what I call Arimidex Monotherapy has been used to boost testosterone and I document that here:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Arimidex.aspx

Now you are using it more as erectile dysfunction treatment and that I have not really seen nor do I think there are any studies on it.  And Arimidex Monotherapy, from what I have seen is very uncommon and only works for a small percentage of guys.

However, am I suprised that a little Arimidex helps you.  Not not all.  Most of us, as we age, put on some weight (and lose some muscle but that's another story).  This extra weight, along with certain aging processes, cause us to convert more testosterone into estradiol and so many men end up with elevated estradiol.

Now that is not always true for low testosterone men however.  If you are low testosterone, it is quite common to be low estradiol as well and many hypogonadal males experience osteopenia and osteoporosis because of it.  We've had a couple guys on the board who have experienced bone loss.

So a key thing to remember in my opinion:  don't take Arimidex unless you know your estradiol levels.  And, I should add, you need to get the correct estradiol test.  Remember:  we have low estradiol compared to women and so you cannot count on the woman's test.

Now one of our forum members has mentioned a lab in the U.K. that you should be able to use:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_tests.aspx

I don't know anything about it other than what this poster said though, so do your due diligence if you go that route.

But it's very important that you do not go too low with estradiol.  Since you're feeling good, you are probably not, but I would not do it without confirming the #s.

Also, if you are overweight, you are much better off losing the weight than taking an AI of course.  I can tell you that I dropped 10 pounds and saw my estradiol levels plummet.  We skinny guys may be particularly sensitive?

Is Armidex safe long term?  Well, I take .5 mg 2 X/week as you may know from reading my story.  This is a pretty standard dose for guys on HRT injections over here.  So it's basically a mg per week.  Now that is much less than a breast or prostate cancer patient would take which is a mg per day.  I am counting on that fact plus the fact that Arimidex seems to be side effect free unless you go too high or too low.

But do I have a crystal ball and can say for sure that it will not cause me problems over the decades.  No I can't.  And, as far as I know, there are no long term studies of this kind of usage.  So you and your doc have to decide that one...
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
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Re: arimidex to help with erectile dysfunction?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 03:57:31 am »
hi Peak T, thanks very much for getting back
Re my weight - I'm 6ft 2 and 11stone 9lbs so def not overweight!
I agree it's essential that I get my blood looked at - I do have blood test results from 2011 and 2013 but I'm unsure how they read other than the testosterone being borderline in 2011 I think?
I'll dig them out and post some pics- maybe you could decipher them?

Re using arimidex for Ed - I guess what I'm trying to do is increase my T in order to increase my libido and therefore improve my ed - does that make sense?
I think about sex quite a lot - I get it maybe once every fortnight/3weeks and I can normally go for 10mins without it being a prob (as long as we get going quite quickly) but I struggle with positions other than doggie so I'm just looking to stay harder for longer .
I quit porn as that made perfect sense in my quest to get better hardons, have started a more regimental jelquing routine (10mins 5days, 2 rest days) and that seems to have made a real big improvement, I'm just looking to be able to stay nice and hard so I was targeting test as, in my head, if I'm Horner then I would probably be harder.

What is your view on low level test injections in the few days prior to a dirty weekend? Would that have positive effects? We go away for long weekends quite frequently and nearly always have sex whilst away so I was thinking that maybe .5mg a couple of days before may give me a little lift for the weekend?

Thanks again for your advice and great site btw

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Re: arimidex to help with erectile dysfunction?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 11:29:38 am »
Again, you don't want to do Arimidex unless you know your E2 readings imo.  Low estradiol is miserable and potentially dangerous.

And you don't want to take low level testosterone for an "active weekend" for a several reasons:

1.  Low amounts tend to actually lower testosterone levels in some cases instead of raising them based on what I've seen in a few guys on the board.

2.  Any testosterone can lower fertility.  (Can't remember if that's an issue for you.)

3.  Testosterone is not always fast acting.  Some men don't feel an improvement for weeks or months.

4.  Testosterone will probably only help you if you are low in testosterone.

Now you could try somthing like tribulis.  It helps in several ways and we just had a guy say it really helped him.  Trib is pretty spotty in the studies, but some men report good effects, so it seems very individual:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/super_sexual_herbs.aspx
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
And check out my new Peak Testosterone Program on the right side of my home page: http://www.peaktestosterone.com.