I am a 22 year old Personal Trainer from Australia who has been lifting on and off thanks to work for the last 5 years. I have been powerlifting for the past 9 months with some decent results.
I am 5 foot 9 and 180 pounds at around 10-12% bodyfat. I had all the symptoms of low test for at least the past 6 months but never really considered it. It was not until I got with my girlfriend and noticed I have absolutely zero sex drive whatsoever and cannot maintain an erection that I started putting 2 and 2 together.
My recovery has been slow from training, and I have not been feeling my usual self. Tnation basically opened my eyes to the issues surrounding low t and have spent the last 2 days reading and it feels like I am back in chemistry at school!
Read the advice for newbies so I thought I would post this
-age - 22
-height -5 foot 9
-waist - 32
-weight - 180
-describe body and facial hair - Almost no facial hair except small patches, no back hair or chest hair.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed. Mostly around the gut and maybe a bit of man boobs but not bad.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]
Zero Sex Drive whatsoever
Cannot maintain erections
No morning wood
Not putting on muscle as fast
Not lifting as much
Decrease in energy
Decrease in endurance
Decreased focus in the gym
Poor Recovery after workouts
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever
-- real dangers! see this http://propeciahelp.com/overvi... Never touched any drugs not even alcohol
-lab results with ranges See belw
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training] I follow the Conjudgate method. Squat 345 deadlift 345 Bench 185.....
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? Never
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed I have absolutely zero......
I went to the doctor and got my bloods done. the first number is my result the numbers in the () are "clinically normal"
Serum Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D3 - 90 (50-300)
Homocystein - 9.0 (0.0-15)
Prostate Specific Antigen 0.32 (less than 2.50)
DHEA Sulphate 4900 (1000 - 4000)
Thyroid Funtion Tests
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - 1.9 (0.40-4.00)
Free Thyroxine (ft4) - 17 (10-20)
Free T3 - 6.0 (2.8-6.8)
Anti Thyroglobulin Ab - Less than 10 (Below 60)
Anti thyroid Peroxidase Ab -33 (Below 60)
All my Haematology parameters are within normal limits for age and sex
My glucose Creatinine Uric Acid ALT AST LD Calcuim Phosphate Albumin Golbulins Cholosterol and Triglcerides are all within normal limits for age and sex
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - 2.0 (0.40-4.00)
Serum Magnesium - 0.9 (0.7-111)
CRP - 5mg (0-6)
Serum Iron - 18 (10-33)
Transferrin IBC - 71 (45 - 70)
Transferrin Saturation - 26 (16-50)
Serum Ferritin Assay -35(20-320)
Serum Cortisol - 420 (220 - 660)
Erthrocyte Sedimentation Rate 2mm/ph (1-15)
Serum Vitimin B12 Assay - 519 (162-811)
Red Cell Folate Assay - 769 (545-3370)
IGF-1 - 63 (17-42)
Prolactin -7 (Less than 15)
Luteinizing hormone -5 (3-20)
Follicle Stimulating hormone - 5 (3-20)
Now we get to the worrying things for me
Oestradiol 191 (less than 150) Yes that is not a typo mine is 191.....
Progesterone - 3 (less than 3)
Testosteone 13 (10-33)
Free Testosteone 35 (60-130) Not even on the low side here......
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin - 17 (13-71)
So as you can see my testosteone is a joke and my free testostone makes me question whether i am a male. The high estrogen also explains why I have been crying during Love actually movie marathons.....
I am seeing an endo on monday but I wanted the advice of you guys who actually lift and have been though this before so I can have a well informed discussion with him. The past couple months have been terrible and I dont want to feel like this anymore as it feels like somebody has taken away my manhood.....
Cheers for you help guys