I’m not sure if it’s ever been high but I’m sure it’s been higher this. It was tough to get doctors to take it seriously. I got a lot of “Is it low T is just marketing”, “everybody would be happier if they were taking testosterone”, etc.
I pressured them into running labs.
Here’s what’s what:
TESTOSTERONE TOTAL 241.0 - 827.0 ng/dl 310.8
PROLACTIN 2.10 - 17.70 ng/ml 15.21
LUTEINIZING HORMONE 1.24 - 8.62 MIU/ML 4.67
FSH 1.27 - 19.26 MIU/ML 4.91
ALBUMIN 3.5 - 5.1 g/dL 4.6
My doc tried a 3 month course of T then pulled me off it saying this would restart things. A couple weeks after stopping it, total T was slightly lower at 298.
My doc (endo) thinks it was caused by stressful life events: losing a job, breaking up, and moving to a different city all at once.
Appetite has never been great. Diet is not the healthiest. I eat pretty greasy when I do eat a lot. I did quit smoking, but I still drink a bit.
I never had it tested before, but knowing what I know I know I’ve had other periods of low T in the past. Sometimes for months at a time.