Hello everyone, new to forums but have read lots recently and decided I’d make a thread to discuss my current situation to try and get some more personal advice.
I got my testosterone tested and it came back at 23.1 out of a normal range of 31-94. These were the numbers given to me on the phone which I’d presume would be my free testosterone. My doctor booked me to see a specialist and I should hear from them eventually to make an appointment. I’m presuming I’ll be asked to take a bunch more tests and given a lecture from the specialist.
I ended up asking for my test levels to be checked because of a very low sex drive and disappointing results in the gym.
Here is a information about me. This is quite long as I wanted this post to provide as much information as possible. I thank everyone who actually reads it all, or most of it ;).
Body/Facial Hair: Can’t grow a complete stash but still shave 3 times a week. Have hair line from chest down to waist in middle of body. Normal hair levels I think on arms/legs/private area.
Growth history: I’ve stopped growing for a few years now, can’t be sure exactly when. When I was a kid around 13, all the tests I did for fun at the local science departments based off current height/weight/etc said I’d be 6’4, don’t think that really matters though.
Family Height: Nobody in my immediate family is tall. I believe my father is 5’9, mother quite shorter. I need to go into the family tree to start getting in contact with taller people but there are some eventually, just not many.
Bone structure: I think I’d classify myself as smooth. Not 100% sure on this.
Vision: I have pretty good peripheral vision. Overall my vision isn’t amazing but not bad enough to need glasses.
Past Injuries: Nothing I can think off.
Testicular aches/pain: Everyone once in awhile I have server pain in my tests. It goes away though and doesn’t happen frequently. I’ve had random aches through the day but nothing severe, just enough to slow me down temporarily. I haven’t had the severe pains in awhile, but when I did, I noticed they seemed to be within 24-hours of ejaculation.
Feeling cold: This is a BIG one for me. My hands are almost always cold. They are cold even as I type this. My feet also are cold sometimes, not as much as my hands though. Both my finger nails and my feet get blue shades to them sometimes. I brought this up to the doctor and she said that I might have a minor case of Raynaudâ??s phenomenon I believe and not to worry about it as long as it wasn’t causing pain and discomfort I couldn’t deal with. Not 100% sure if that’s the term she used to describe it, but fairly sure.
Iodized salt: Don’t use extra salt on anything of any kind.
Temper: I don’t have a bad temper. Usually one to just deal with problems myself and don’t like taking out my problems on other people.
Social Life: Yeah, I’d almost classify myself as anti-social. I really would just rather stay home by myself and play video games or watch a movie then head out. I do still go out sometimes, just it’s rare compared to most people I think.
Sensitivity to noises: None
Apathetic: Wow, I had to google this to make sure what it was. I am VERY apathetic. The definition pretty much explains me word for word.
Low energy: I’m kind of laid back if that goes towards low energy. I still make it to places on time and make sure to get physical activity in my life, but I guess sometimes I just feel lazy, but usually force myself to get things done.
Passiveness: I guess this can attribute itself to being lazy and not caring. I don’t think I’m overly passive though.
Supplements: I take fish oil, a high dosed multi-vitamim, Vitamin C, Creatine, Beta Alanine, Whey Protein, Intrabolic(intra workout).
Lifestyle: I eat very healthy, keep track of calories and eat macros that usually end up at 45% protein, 25% carbs and 30% fats. I exercise cardio 2-3 times per week and lift weights 2-3 times per week. I sleep 7-9 hours daily although lately I’ve haven’t had a good of sleep as I’m used to. I think it might be due to stresses with school. I’m currently losing weight at about 1-2 pounds per week and trying to lower my bodyfat percentage which I’d estimate at about 20%. I’ve always had a high bodyfat.
Previous Lifestyle: I used to weight 250+, I think I was more near 270-280 in elementary school but for most of high school I was around 250. I started eating healthier and did cardio, not weight lifting, to get down to 175-180 at a steady pace. I at this point realized that my healthy diet was missing more protein and that I should of been lifting weights while losing all my weight…disapointing as all people I knew never mentioned both these aspects, since they weren’t educated.
I guess that’s my own fault for trusting peoples advice instead of researching myself also. I then got everything in order, did tons of research and lifted weight while aiming for 4 pounds per month weight gain to try to increase muscle/strength. I went 175ish to 215 and I can tell I did some build muscle and gained some strength, but I did absolutely everything I could during this time to increase my gains and they weren’t anywhere near compared to results I think I should have achieved.
I felt like I was gaining weight but my bodyfat percentage barely changed. I took before/after pictures and theres no way someone would guess that I gained that much weight. -15 pounds from this point and that’s where I’m at now.
Misc issue: I’ve always had acne since I was a teenager and still do. I’ve been on accutane before and am currently on it again. I was on 60mg for 6 months and it helped lessen it but came back at full force once the medicine ran out of my system. I’m now on 80mg for 4 months.
Mainly looking for advice on what I should do next, expect to hear from the specialist, and maybe a little bit of insight to the problems I’ve discussed above.