Welcome to my post…
The reason I’m here is to ask for advice and guidance.
I first started noticing symptoms of low energy, low sex drive, crippling anxiety and depression back in 2015. I don’t remember how, but I suspected that my testosterone could be the cause and went to get tested.
The doctor didn’t know much about T and only tested me for Total Testosterone and TSH. The numbers came back normal, the doctor reassured me that everything is ok since the numbers are normal and that I should focus on stress-minimization strategies.
I did, yet nothing changed.
I went back for testing - with the same doctor. (totally my bad - I know.) This time she ordered a full panel. The numbers came back within ‘normal’ ranges. Even thou my Total and Free T with in the lower average ranges mostly suitable for a 40 or 50 year old.
I moved on and wanted to change my life before doing anything radical like TRT.
As a result…
during 2016-2017 I drastically cut down on the use of alcohol, smoking and recreational drugs. I started lifting weights regularly, doing intermittent fasting 16-8 protocol and sleeping at least 8 hours every night. I take cold showers, meditate every day and don’t watch porn.
Yet, no matter what I do the following symptoms persist:
- Low energy / motivation / life enjoyment
- Rare morning wood and absence of daytime erections
- Brain fog and indecisiveness
- Low confidence and anxiety
- Bones hurting and clicking all the time
I came across Jay Campbell’s TRT Revolution Podcast and soaked up 25 hours of knowledge and purchased his ‘Definitive Testosterone Replacement Guide’.
Equipped with more knowledge and determination to get help, I found a ‘hormone and anti-aging specialist’ in Sydney and got blood tests done with him.
Today, I got my results back. My doctor considered my results normal and nothing to worry about…
- SHBG massively elevated.
- Total T is normal.
- Free T is low for my age.
- Iron is incredibly low.
- Cholesterol is high.
Nothing to worry about?
Righto. I can’t trust doctors anymore and I would sincerely appreciate some proper guidance on this situation.
Medications: None. (Occasionally take Vitamin D & Magnesium supplements)
6’1, 170 pounds, lean build.