I appreciate everyone taking the time to weigh in here. Around a year ago I was in a light whiplash accident - from two weeks on after that, everything seemed to start going ‘downhill.’ I developed chronic nerve type pain in my lower right leg and left shoulder blade. Without fail it has come on every day. I’ve had the whole run of MRIs, EMGs, etc. yet none of the results really pinpoint what’s going on. I got on Gabapentin 300mg 2x/ day for about 3 months but felt like an utter zombie.
Symptoms related to Low T for me: extremely low libido, no morning erectors, chronic inflammation (high d-dimer blood tests yet not blood clots), loss of ‘spunk’ for most things in life, weight loss despite working out.
Finally, my GP decided to run some serious blood tests on me - turns on my T was very low. He sent me to a male hormone specialist who spent a ton of time with me, re-ran my numbers and these came back:
Testosterone: 364 (old blood tests of mine show levels around 510-650, those were taken about 18 months ago)
Free Testosterone (Direct): 5.0
My testosterone level dropped (I think due to a concussion from my head hitting the seat). I’ve lost major libido and find myself getting injured frequently. To put this in perspective, prior to the accident I was playing competitive ice hockey 5x/ a week.
I’m on 100mg Test cyp but my libido has yet to return. Any thoughts?
My most recent labs were:
TSH 1.77 mIU/L 0.40-4.50
T4(THYROXINE),TOTAL 5.9 mcg/dL 4.5-12.0
ESTRADIOL 33 pg/mL < OR = 39
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN <0.2 mg/L <8.0
TESTOSTERONE FREE 65.2 pg/mL 46.0-224.0
TESTOSTERONE BIOAVAILABLE 153.8 ng/dL 110.0-575.0
SHBG 48 nmol/L 10-50
Please let me know what other numbers would help!