My GP isn’t very knowledgeable in this area of health. I’m hoping I can find guidance on this forum.
I’m 19 and am experiencing multiple symptoms of Low T: low libido, inability to gain muscle or strength, low appetite, mild depression, horrible sleep quality. I’ve had multiple blood tests:
February Blood Test 7 A.M.
Total Testosterone - 454 ng/dL
March Blood Tests, 11 A.M.
Total Testosterone - 401 ng/dL (250-1100)
Free Testosterone - 43.7 pg/mL (46.0-224.0 pg/mL)
Bioavailable Testosterone - 97.5 ng/dL (110.0-575.0 ng/dL)
SHBG - 40 nmol/L (10-50)
TSH - 3.88 uIU/mL (0.36-3.74)
Free T4 - 1.05 ng/dL (0.76 - 1.46)
Vitamin D - 52 ng/mL (middle of the range)
My theory of why I have low T is because I was put on SSRIs from 12-18. It wasn’t until I realized what an SSRI actually was that I asked to be taken off of them.
I want to get bloods done again. What should I include in my bloodwork? And should I ask to be referred to a endo? I have been trying to raise my testosterone naturally over the last few months by eating well and sleeping as well as I can, but I highly doubt it will work. I really don’t know where to go from here, and am unsure of what options I even have. I’d appreciate any input.