Hey all, first post, just curious on some things, and you guys seem extremely knowledgeable in the area of low T, therapy, and all those related issues. Just curious if mentioning something to my doc would be worthwhile about the possibility of low T.
So I guess I should start off with a little bit about myself.
Once puberty began for me around the 8th grade, I ended up going from an extremely lean kid to quite chubby within months. Along with this weight gain came puffy nipples, fat retention mainly in the chest, as well as lower stomach. Family told me it was simply puberty and that it would all go away in a few years. Fine by me.
Fast forward to high school.
Years later, (me being a soon to be freshman in college), I’m still having issues with the weight retention. I go to the gym, do cardio, and even tried dieting because the puffiness as well as fat retention in the chest and stomach makes me look like I have tits. I’m lean everywhere else, and I’m still even able to see my ribs. To add to this, I’ve been diagnosed with depression as well as insomnia. My energy levels are through the floor (have been for a few years now) as well as my motivation, and sex drive (which really bothers me because it seems to get worse as the months go by). I always assumed this was all just me and so I’ve tried to curb it by going to the gym for the past year or so and staying active and eating healthy, but my weight and bodyfat just seems to remain the same with little change.
In a nutshell
-Fat retention in lower chest (nipple area) and lower stomach
-Low sex drive
I’m really strapped for cash right now so I’m trying to be conservative with my money, and getting told “it’s just you” all the time isn’t helping me. But would this be worth seeing the doctor for? Thanks for the answers.