First of all I want to thank you for such an informative forum. There are some of you here who know far more and could help everyone far more than a doctor can. I know that on my own skin.
Now, let's describe my problem:
I am a 22 years old guy who should basically have no problems. I am very young, I am athletic ( 10% body fat ), I do not have fat deposits at all, I train pretty often ( I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor ), I have put on about 35 pounds of muscle mass over some years ( going from 6 feet 120 pounds to 6 feet 155 pounds 9-10 % body fat). So basically I should be a ball of energy and youthness.
Yeah right! Over the last period i had seen a severe drop in my energy levels, I am tired absolutely all the time, sleepy, seem to recover very hard from my workouts, decrease in libido and erections ( though i am also recovering from a pornography addiction and that too is a cause of my low libido and erections ).
And, to top it all of it, I have basically discovered last night that my weird chest/nipples is actually Gynecomastia. I have looked at it for some time but yesterday I decided for some reason to look more at it, to search for pictures on the internet, and to look at old pictures of me shirtless. Result: There is definitely Gynecomastia on me, comparatively with how I looked a few years ago...
Also, I took a testosterone test last summer and the results were 380 ng/dl. In range but from what I know very low for a 22 years old male. So, low testosterone, low energy/libido, gynecomastia, I think that all of them link themselves. Tommorow I will see my General Physician to see what's up. But from what I know you guys over here are far more knowledgeable than the doctors when it comes to these matters. So I am asking for your help! Can any of you here help me with some information on what is going on and how can I restore myself as a normal male with normal testosterone and no gynecomastia?
Thank you anticipated for all of your responses. I will make a summary below of my stats:
Age: 22 years
Height: 6 feet
Waist: 29.9 inches
Weight: 155 pounds
Facial hair: Not too much thick hair, it is pretty sparse but is becoming thicker and thicker, i am having more facial hair than i had 6 months ago, which was more than 1 year ago, etc.
Body hair: Not too much, quite sparse but like the facial one, it is becoming thicker.
Fat: I pretty much do not carry fat and never had being a very thin ectomorph.
Health conditions: A kind of varicocele ( i say kind of because some doctors are saying it is a varicocele, some doctors are saying i have no problem )
Drugs: No drugs taken
Diet: Pretty much all over the place. A ton of milk and chocolate cereal, chicken breasts, bread, a ton of McDonalds and sweets and some salads rarely. Now i am changing it into a normal healthy diet with a lot of healthy fats, and supplementing with 50 mg Zinc Gluconate from GNC and 500 mg Magnesium (Oxide and Gluconate) from GNC.
Training: Pretty standard: 4-5 days a week, typical day 1 chest, day 2 back, day 3 shoulders etc.
Testes: Yes, my testicles sometime ache and hurt during training. That was the problem that i started to investigate and found out my pseudo varicocele.
Morning wood and nocturnal erections: They pretty much changed according to how much have i healed my porn addiction or if i started to use porn again. But probably they would also be far better with more testosterone and less estrogen. I have them every morning though.
Testosterone levels: 380 ng/dl
Problems: Low energy, low libido and erections, gynecomastia