This is more of a starter log since I really am not sure where to begin and am waiting on a new appointment. I’ll try to keep it brief. Basically I started off with symptoms where I had migraines, they seemed to have gone away, but now replaced with “stress headaches”. 3-4 years now I’ve had some mild depression of sorts, but past few weeks it’s gotten way worse. My lack of motivation has gone down, inability to focus, memorize, concentrate, etc. Socially I have no desires to go out really, and most social interactions tend to stress me.
Any attempts to do schoolwork, or any moderate focus result in facial flushing, and a tension in the back of my head. Last 4 weeks my eyesight has been straining BIG time. Can’t really focus driving, and they feel like they are being sucked in. (I’m always squinting now, and using my sleep mask for rest when I can). Eye doctor said perfect vision, and no focus issues though.
Now I had a brief blood test, where my doctor said everything is good except my total T levels. They were low average, 360 (healthy was 300-1200ng/dL).
In short my doctor said, some people are just a little depressed their entire lives and you really can’t do anything. We tried adderall as well but that didn’t do much as we guessed. I really can’t except a low quality of life answer like that so I’m not sure what my next step is since he said he would just schedule another blood test in a month to see if they change, but he couldn’t really do anything anyway.
Gonna post the short but complete blood work tomorrow when I receive it, and in the mean time I made an appointment with an endocrinologist because I’m not sure what to do.
BTW I have been supplementing with Iodide for 11 days I believe, body temp. is still around 95.9-96.7 upon waking on average, and day time I managed to get around 97.9 but it hasn’t budged much (did notice some increased sweating again though).
Anyway, hoping for some thoughts before I fail my classes really.
-describe body and facial hair - Hairy all over except my back basically, my log shows detail. I could probably shave daily though and my barber comments on how thick my hair is.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - I would see my log again, I think I hold fat in my love handles, lower abs, and chest big time.
-health conditions, symptoms - Used to suffer from migraines big time, seemed to have stopped in the past 2-3 years mostly. Took a few drugs, like imitrex, naproxen, and treximet together. (preventative, mild, and one for serious migraines).
-Rx and OTC drugs - I took an antidepressant for a week roughly, decided I didn’t like it and turned to diet and exercise big time. I really can’t remember the name off hand though.
-describe diet - I’ve done the v-diet three times now, and outside of that, I’m wheat free typically, very little dairy, and try to eliminate soy. I consume quite a few Biotest products, and meals revolve around chicken, eggs, steak, bacon, various greens, and the odd other meals. (Most fall within Shug’s HSM guidelines).
-describe training - Followed CT’s plans mainly, on the layer program now. Also the v-diet workouts, and before that I was doing some stuff from Dan John. I used to go all out max effort but haven’t really gone for a true max with CT’s stuff in the past 2 years. Fairly consistent, 4-5 times a week on average, sometimes 6-7 if work permits, and I’ve had a few hiccups with 2-3 weeks off.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? - Never had any noticable problems, I however have gotten some random sharp pains which feel closer to the anus region, but def. not testes ache. Also I have woken up with a sharp pain in my side, feels like the kidney area. But that’s rare, maybe 1-2x a month.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - Pretty consistent, based on a quick google I fall in the normal range. Morning sex doesn’t really seem to happen for me, and I may as well mention anything with a condom and it can be difficult to climax at times.
SUMMARY OF SYMPTOMS
Mild depression, anxiety, easily stressed, always tired except for workouts, crash an hour or so after waking, and typically feel awake around 10-11pm, eye strain, overall decrease in focus, motivation, concentration, and social lifestyle.
Sorry if I missed anything in the stickies, kind of hard to focus! Thanks in advance though.
:edit: Also, was planning on requesting the blood work from the sticky when I have my appointment