My name is Dimitar and I’m from Bulgaria. My english is bad… but after i read about the 19 years old indian male from Canada and have seen the answer from @KSman … I just LOL-ed. We are small country in eastern Europe and we basicly have 2 big andrologists and I doubt that they can found the problem. Ye… its my T but why?
I’m 24 years old and i was very smart kid… I was able to do any calculations in classes before even the teacher finish writing the task on the desk… I was able to count, multiply, divide and everything when i was 6 years old. Currently I’m Mensa member BUT something happened when i was 14. I got taller, stronger with deeper voice but my concentration was shut down. For couple months i had enormous amount of physical endurance but after a while i started to gain weight and everything changed. My parents didnt care what’s happening to me… and i was begging them to start training judo… and so they finally allowed me to for about 15$ a month (so much, right?). So i was 16 years old… 6’3 and over 200 lb. Huge one, right? But i didnt feel as strong as i was right after i hit the puberty. 1 year after i was weak. My endurance got fixed a bit… but not my strenght. At this point i had problems with my concentration.
Well. In the next 5 years almost everything was the same. I had very good sex drive and yet my gains were bad. I was not able to get stronger. I felt something is not OK. So in the day of Mensa test… i had 3 energy drinks just because i knew that i can’t do shit without my concentration. I’m self learned developer and i took me alot to become a good one and my concentration was like 6-7 of 10 at this point. I knew it can get better but didnt knew what’s happening to me.
1 year and a half i get my first blood test results in my life and they were bad. My TSH was 8 (~1 to ~4) and they send me to the hospital to make some tests. My antibodies were 250 (0 to 30) and they told that i have Hashimoto and i will take pills all my life. So i started with the pills but my TSH get up to 15 in the next 1 year. They found out that i have low T and high blood sugar… over 6.1 (which was the maximum - can give you the values but i know you know them) and after i took glucose the values stayed high. SO they told me i have pre-diabetes type 2 and i must be careful etc. They also told me to take Glucophage pills (metformin) and i did but only for about month. Those pills are made by the devil… i bet on that - so many side effects.
My testosterone levels are 6.9 (9.7 to 26.9).
So… let me tell you about my symptoms and how fucked i am now. I will start from the worst ones:
- my concentration is very bad. I cant do anything for more than 5 minutes unless I’m super highly motivated and that’s impossible, because:
- i can’t feel anything - Its hard for me to get sad, happy or anything. I cant get motivated - I just dont care and this is bad.
- brain fog - this is very bad when you are developer…
- fatigue - i was not able to get out of the bed 1 year ago… now i need to sleep atleast 8 hours to feel close to normal and i’m “hearing” noises even when I just wake up? Feeling very tired after just a bit of excersise…
- 6 months ago i had no chest hair - in the hospital they told me to take Andrositol… and now i have litterally 10 hairspring on my chest or less. Atleast i know what color they should have Andrositol is the best… stopped it after 1 month.
- losing muscle mass
- getting fat (at the moment i’m about 282 lbs and I have muscle mass - i can make pushup etc… but after 5-6 of them in a row i’m out for the day. I was 320 lbs 3 months ago but lost them after watching dr. Jason Fung’s videos and theory about Diabetes type 2.
*I may have lower libido than before but basicly my libido is ok - i can have sex multiple times in a day - i have girlfriend and i had many before - my Willy was always ready in time. When i was 20-21 years old i was able to have sex more than 3-4 times a day but now i can’t or very hardly. yet i can twice… almost everyday
*My antigens are getting lower - from 250 to 200 ( last time checked 2 months ago). Since then i’m on gluten free and i expect them to be less than 200 the next time i check them. Atleast i hope but i’m not taking any pills for my thyroid. I just feel like i’m killing my thyroid with the pills and it also hurts sometime… its like my throad is getting dry or… i can’t explain it in english.
*I may be crazy but i feel like my balls are changing their size very often. Most of the time they are not as big as they maybe should be. My penis is average grower, but i feel like the case is almost the same as with my balls… sometimes it gets much bigger and harder and its not from the level of my errection - i know it. They are not enlarget in the same time (my balls and my penis). WHen my dick is hard and as big as it can get - my balls can be either small or big. The strange about this is that when they are small - there is not lot of skin also. Its very hard for me to explain this kind of shit in english - sorry. I may fool myself.
Thank you for reading and I hope than you guys can give me an advice on what to do now… should i fix my T levels or maybe try again with the thyroid pills… i don’t know. They are telling me that by not taking the pills i’m making it worse but i know how i feel and i dont feel good while taking the pills. I also think that there are multiple types of Hashimoto’s disease but this is another topic… I just don’t believe in my endocrinologists, because they are telling me different thinks. One of them told me to forget about my low T for now, because my thyroid is fucked up and i should first get my TSH below 4 and the best andrologist in our country told me that this is bullshit? Well he is endo-andrologists so i believe him… and yet. I will meet him in 20 days and he will probably tell me to start TRT. I wanted to ask you and this is my first time when i’m talking about this in a forum - @KSman - You just win my trust, buddy. Win my love now by helping me with an advice <3