I would like to see the rest of your Thyroid numbers as anything above 2.0 TSH (according to my doctor) means thyroid may be getting troublesome… And since you say you carry fat in hips and butt (basically) you may be working on an E2 problem; that could explain the lower than “average” T number.
The enzyme that converts T to E2 is not only stored in body fat, but most often in the belly, butt and hips as far as we know.
Get your doc to run the “extra sensitive” E2 test as soon as possible. You may find the addition of a natural or “stronger” aromitase inhibitor will not only raise your T numbers, but also improve your quality of life.
A man your age should wake up every morning with a blue steel woodie so hard you could beat a bear to death with it. Lack of obnoxious morning woodies usually means the ratio of T to E2 is off, because the E2 is too high.
Just because you don’t have man boobs, doesn’t mean you don’t have E2 issues.
Do not run the ultasensitive e2 as there are having readings all over the place. It has me <2 and then all of sudden are changing my adex based on this I started having bad e2 symptoms. I re ran the sensitive e2 13-54 and it came out 41. I was like WTF. Looking at thyroid >2 or better 1.5 is a better indicator when you factor in 20% of hypothyroid have antibodies.
Your goal for thyroid is tsh 1.5 and mid range free and total levels with out antibodies present. If you still feel like crap look to the adrenal saliva profile which I have all patients run before implementing and kind of TRT and thyroid medicine. TRT is implemented in people over age of 30 then adrenals and thyroid adjusted accordingly. People <30 the cause of the issue is located and addressed. While focusing on adrenals and thyroid if secondary a restart is intiated back filling the hole with proper minerals for testosterone production.