[21 years old]
At first I want to say sorry for following mistakes- english is not my native language, so please be forgiving :). Two years ago I’ve started experiencing, practically every symptom of low t(humour changes,constant fatigue, my brain efficiency became no existent(i felt very inteligent eariel), lost interest in everything, my libido became non existant (I don’t wanna sex at all, although i have a partner for like 3 years), i have erectile dysfunction (it works, but not as it should work), I have almost no hair on chest, back and my beard is only 40% in hair. (I know it now- It didn’t see like it for me then), I had gynecomastia since i can remember, didn’t have any significant voice mutation (if any at all), my penis size at rest hasn’t changed at all during my puberty - theese are things that I’m noticing now- I wasn’t concerned about it at all then.
I’ts also worth mentioning that 1,5 half year before my problems I was at strict healthy diet and 6days x week training (4x gym and 2x Handball). I lost 30 kg/70~lbs 115kg to 85kg (186cm/6,1feet). When my problems started i slowly gained my weight back, since I started to give up on everything that brought me joy before + i lost all the vitallity - 2 hour training on gym started to look like miracle to me :/.
I made lab tests In half way of those two years of problems and testosterone came back at 240~ ng/dl levels 8:00 am test,
I went to two specialists with that and they told me its in norm range and i shouldn’t be concerned and instead I should diagnose myself towards depression, so sadly I did - 2 years of psychiatric help, and 3 months of psychoteraphy later. My psychoterapist told me that this low testosterone should be diagnosed more since I’m 21 years old, my symptoms are more and more intense.
I made tests and educated a bit myself on topic of testosterone but the results that came back today concerned me a bit- since im visiting specialist on hypogonadism on friday, and dunno what to think about it.
Those test i made week ago and they were taken at 8:00 a.m.
FT3 2,30-4,20 norm 3,93 pg/ml
FT4 0,89-1,76 1,81 ng/dl
TTE(testosteron) 241-827 norm 225,16 ng/dl (same lab as the one that result 240 were year ago) CLIA method, ADVIA Centaur XP- Siemens(analyser)
PRL 2,10-17,70 9,81 ng/ml
TSH- completly in norm
Vit d3 36 ng/ml - norms say its optimal
Today i made second tests before my visit - those were taken at 10:30 a.m - since the line was so long i had to wait 2 hours…
|FSH|1,97 mIU/ml|1,37 — 13,50|
|LH|4,37 mIU/ml|2,0 — 12,0|
|Estradiol|↓ 16,0 pg/ml|20,0 — 77,0|
|Testosteron|16,52 nmol/l|1,63 — 34,00| (another lab)
|Cortisol|18,6 µg/dl |before 10 a.m.: 3,70 - 19,40 after 17p.m. 2,90 - 17,30|
Any adviced on if should i follow my diagnostics in direction of hypogonadism, or weirdly it’s all symptoms of depression? That I don’t rly think I’m in. I just lost interest on everything and my life became dull, I dont feel even close of concidering killing myself… Every advice is appriciated :).