I had seen a doctor recently for a check up and brought up the issue of PIED. Along with a standard battery of Lipid and other serum composition tests, They also check my thyroid and testosterone. The results of everything came back good with the exception of slightly high LDL, and borderline low testosterone. My testosterone level was 270, where in the standard range is 250 to 870, so pretty low for a 33 year old. Being that the other blood work came back well within normal I would venture to guess that the low T is probably a major contributing factor to the PIED. I have a follow up for a physical on Tuesday so I will discuss with the doctor what can be done about it. I kind of figured Id have low testosterone being that I'm not a very burly dude and have a pretty hard time putting on muscle, however I didn't think it would be so low as to be considered borderline deficient. I haven't ever had it tested before so I don't know what it would have been pre PIED however, I know going through boot camp in 2011 I put on almost 20 lbs of muscles going from 115 lbs in Pdays up to 132 lbs after graduation, and had an enormous confidence boost. I can attribute that to succeeding in making it through boot camp and being a full fledged sailor, but I would also venture so far as to say that the intense exercise and... 2.5 months of no masturbation or porn... Might have given my testosterone a boost. I wonder what others numbers are if anyone here has been tested before and after a streak. I understand that it peaks around day 7 and then levels off but Im curious to know if giving up porn for an extended period of time actual allows for the testicles to up T levels or if other factors are at play. I will inquire about vitamin and mineral deficiencies at my next appointment but for now I'm curious as to what kind of numbers others have as maybe low T is more of the issue than say dopamine is.