Not sure if this is in the right area…but here we go…
Since I was around the age of 16, I’ve had symptoms of: fatigue, poor concentration (ADD), low sex drive, and poor erection quality (which was progressed into complete inability to achieve an erection).
At this point, my main concern is the complete inability to achieve erections. It’s very disheartening and frustrating!!!
After much research and process of elimination I am really convinced all those symptoms are connected and related to some kind of hormone issues. I’ve seen an endocrinologist and got a full panel of bloodwork done about 2 yrs ago, everything was within ‘normal’ ranges according to their charts. Unfortunately I don’t still have the results for that one, but I do know my total T was around 725. About a year ago I got a CBC test that included T, and it was also in the 700-725 range. Recently I had a blood test that didn’t include T but it showed I had mildly low vitamin D. I noticed on both of my CBCs from the past 2 years my total white blood cell counts were on the low end (3.9 and 4.0 I believe). I’ve been to a urologist who told me it was all in my head and sent me on my way with a viagra Rx.
On a possibly unrelated note…I’ve also been working out pretty consistently (weightlifting 4-5 days a week and some cardio) for almost 2 years and I have gained THREE pounds since I started. My muscles are bigger and more defined, but I can’t get rid of that belly fat!
I want to get another test done, but I don’t know where to go and I want it to mean something this time. The test I got at the endo. resulted in a $550 bill even after insurance! I’d gladly pay that if I was confident it’d help my problem. A few men in their 40s at my work use this anti aging doctor who gives them T and HCG & Dhea supp’s…I’m wondering if I should bite the bullet and go to him? I don’t know where else to turn, and it’s especially confusing since all my tests are supposedly within normal range. Any advice is appreciated