2 years ago when I was 23. I got tested for low T. After several tests, I was prescribed my choice of TRT gel or Clomid first.
My last tests 2 years ago were:
Total Test: 261 [300-1000]
Free Test: 95 [47-244]
FSH: 3.5 [1.0-8.0]
Luteinizing Hormone: 3.7 [1.0-6.7]
Prolactin: 8.1 [2.1-17.7]
Vitamin D: 30 [30-100]
DHEA-S: 172 [280-640]
I chose to not to go the medicine route as my symptoms weren't that bad. All I had is a belly, moobs, and some ED. But my libido was good. I figured I'd start working out and lose some weight (about 30lbs overweight).
Fast forward to today. Have had trouble losing weight/gaining muscle, ED is worse, libido is dropping, depression, brain fog.
Total T 4 weeks ago was 206.
Just got new results:
Total Test: 282 [300-1000]
FSH: 5.1 [1.0-8.0]
Luteinizing Hormone: 5.4 [1.0-6.7]
Prolactin: 6.4 [2.1-17.7]
Vitamin D: 16 [30-100]
TSH: 1.95 [.36-3.74]
Free T3: 3.7 [2.2-4.0]
Free T4: .95 [.76-1.46]
So what should my next step be? Will Clomid help with any of my symptoms? From what my doctor told me its a temp drug to jump start T production? But online all I hear is, is it increases your numbers but doesn't do anything for muscle/mental/sexual health?
As for what caused the low t, no doctor has been able to find the cause. The best guess is high dose of prednisone for months (I have crohn's disease) was the cause.