Hey guys this is my first post, woo hoo! Anyway here it goes. As far as symptoms go, ever since I can remember I have always had low libido, I’ve had girlfriends that wanted sex more than I did and them coming on to me so much actually put me off. My energy levels have been quite low as far as I can remember, slept most of my way through high school and I’ve had employers ask me why I always move so slow. I’ve also never been a competitive person at all, and I hate team sports. By far the biggest indicator is my lack of being able to gain muscle, I have bulked multiple times, slow (2-1 pounds of mass per month) and tracked my calories to a T but only pack on fat and do not gain much strength if any, I have had the same bench max for 2-3 years now. Also losing fat is very hard. The biggest thing I’m hoping for a change in is I have a constant mental fog, I find it very difficult to concentrate and have the absolute worst memory, my fiancée hates this and working in a chemical plant this is not a good quality to have.
How everything started
So basically how my journey began got was I got some bloodwork done close to two years ago during a physical to see what my test levels were. Being into lifting I just thought this would be a cool thing to do. Well plot twist, turns out my test levels were in the dumps coming back at a whopping 311 TT (range 348-1197) and 7.8 free test (range 9.3-26.5). Upon finding this out I tried to get my doctor to run more tests such as lh, Fsh, and e2. But he wouldn’t, he just wrote me a script for androgel and sent me on my way. Well I was in hardcore denial about having low t and fought it kicking and screaming. I didn’t take the androgel since I wasn’t ready for trt and I just assumed there was a mistake in the labs and it was perhaps my sleeping habits or diet causing the low t.
I decided a couple months later in July of 2015 to get more bloodwork done at a private lab. I had started working on my diet and sleep habits and I figured everything would come back higher than before. Well this time TT came back at 252 (range 348-1197) lh was 4.8 (range 1.7-8.6) and Fsh was 4.8 (range 1.5-12.4) e2 came back at 17.6 (range 7.6-42.6), there was no free test run this time. So after this I started to come to terms with the fact that I have low T. I ran two ph cycles of osta and halo, and then I was about to do a cycle of test when I figured, hey why not just get on trt.
So that brings me to where I am today, I went on Tuesday to see my gp, she ran more bloods but that was about as helpful as she wanted to be, referring me to an endo, whom of which I decided to opt out of and make an appointment with a more trt friendly local gp.
Current bloodwork @1pm fasted.:
TT: 237 ng/dl 348 - 1197 ng/dL
Free T: still waiting on test, will update asap
LH: 1.7 mIU/mL 1.7 - 8.6 mIU/mL
FSH: 2.9 mIU/mL 1.5 - 12.4 mIU/mL
Estradiol: 11.2 pg/mL 7.6 - 42.6 pg/mL
Cortisol: 15.6 ug/dL no range given
Prolactin: 13.7 ng/mL 4.0 - 15.2 ng/mL
SHBG, Serum: 25.3 nmol/L 16.5 - 55.9 nmol/L
TSH: 1.020ulU/mL 0.450 - 4.500 uIU/mL
WBC: 5.4 x10E3/uL 3.4 - 10.8 x10E3/uL
RBC: 5.07 x10E6/uL. 4.14 - 5.80 x10E6/uL
Hemoglobin: 14.7 g/dL 12.6 - 17.7 g/dL
Hematocrit: 44.9 % 37.5 - 51.0 %
Glucose, serum: 79 mg/dL 65 - 99 mg/dL
Vitamin D 25: 25.1 ng/mL 30.0 - 100.0 ng/mL
Cholesterol, total: 153 mg/dL 100 - 199 mg/dL
Triglycerides: 62 mg/dL 0 - 149 mg/dL
HDL: 44 mg/dL. >39 mg/dL
VLDL: 12 mg/dL 5 - 40 mg/dL
LDL: 97 mg/dL no range given.
So yeah here’s most of the big stuff, if there’s anything else you guys would like to see I can check if it was ran or not but most of the hormonal stuff is there. I know my vitamin D is low but is there anything else you guys see that sticks out to you? I don’t really see a cause for my low T. I know my dads total t is in the 200’s so I’m thinking it may be hereditary. Thanks for reading though all this and any help with this would be greatly appreciated!