Many men who experience erectile dysfunction realize that they may have low testosterone levels. That’s a common topic of discussion for participants in WebMD’s online erectile dysfunction community.
“I have been feeling a bit tired lately and do not seem to be in the mood for sex (unusual for me),” says a 46-year-old man. He notes that recently, his testosterone has dropped from around 622 in 2010 to about 512 more recently. He wonders if the drop in testosterone could be the culprit responsible for his lack of sex drive and fatigue.
It’s possible, says another man. He began getting testosterone shots after his levels declined into the 200s.
One of the problems with a lower T level is the energy level and unsatisfactory sleep patterns on top of the sex drive issue,” he says. “Once I started the T shot regimen, my sleep was much deeper and my energy level increased.”
But in another discussion, a 31-year-old man still struggles with his erections after getting testosterone shots for five months (his levels were around 200). In addition to the testosterone shots, his doctor added a prescription medication to this man's treatment, which has helped. “Three out of four times it’s worked well, once it didn’t at all,” he says. “It only works being stimulated and turned on; the psychological pressure will not help it work.”
He’s noticed that his testosterone levels are higher in the morning and sex is better then, but says he feels “selfish” if he doesn’t try at night.