Alright everyone, the results are in.
This was un-fasted, ate and slept normally the day before.
Total T: 301
Free T: 86
PSA wasn’t covered under my insurance due to my age (though I wish I had known that before getting the results back).
Endo says that because my Free T is “well into the normal range” (I dispute this) she doesn’t feel like TRT is “worth the risk,” and that my low T is probably being caused by something else.
Her first thought was sleep apnea. “Do you have trouble staying asleep at night?”
“Do you feel rested when you wake up?”
“Do you snore?”
She wants me to go get a sleep study which means two days out of work and again I’m pretty effing sure I don’t have sleep apnea.
Her next thought was depression. I flatly told her that I had struggled with depression for many years of my life, and I knew very well what depression felt like, and that I was not and am not depressed. She tried to step to me about the stigmas associated with depression and trying to look past them and said that you can be depressed without feeling depressed.
She then suggested I get on antidepressants, but she drew a blank when I asked her what kind of doctor in their right mind would prescribe antidepressants to a patient who doesn’t claim to be or feel depressed.
They’re gonna do an adrenal hormone (cortisol) test soon but otherwise she wants me to come back in two months for more bloodwork, and I guess I’m just supposed to keep losing my hair and my muscles and feel like trash for those two months.
Any thoughts on what to do next would be appreciated. I guess I’m gonna go for a third opinion from another endo, maybe someone’s actually going to tell me what to do with the eight vials of Test C chilling on my bathroom counter.
Or at least make me not feel terrible anymore.