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25 Y/O Male Sick of Being Tired. Trying to Find an Empathetic Specialist


25 year old Aussie here who could really do with some advice from anyone willing to offer wisdom.

I recently underwent a full blood test due to my persistent fatigue, exhaustion, depression, anxiety, lack of overall motivation and libido. I’m utterly sick of feeling exhausted and useless on a daily basis.

It turns out I’m not suffering from any known diseases or illnesses. My Total Testosterone Levels came in at 400ng/dl which I’m told are within normal ranges. I also understand I will probably need to undergo multiple tests to depict a more accurate result.

Further research suggests that at my age my levels should be soaring and that 400ng/dl is only really considered okay if you’re an average 80 year old man.

I’m booked in to speak with my doctor tomorrow, from where I’m going to push to speak to a (hopefully understanding) and qualified endocrinologist whom I’ll ask for further testing which may lead to TRT injections. I want nothing more than to achieve optimal Testosterone levels.

What I’m really wanting to know is if any of you out there in a similar situation and location can recommend an ideal specialist to speak with.

I live around an hour north of Brisbane, though I’m willing to travel in order to make this happen and change my life.

Any feedback in general pertaining to my situation that I may benefit from I will also be extremely grateful for.

Thank you, guys.


Please post all of your lab ranges you have available.

Do you watch a lot of porn? If so, how long have you been doing so and how often do you watch it?

If I were you, I would spend your time and resources finding a Dr who will allow self injection, is open to use an AI if your E2 becomes too high and also hCG to preserve the function and form of your testes.

You can start by using google maps, identifying pharmacies and compounding pharmacies, call them and ask them to suggest a Dr that prescribes T, arimidex/anastrazole and hCG.


Please post all of your lab work with ranges:
LH/FSH - must be done before any TRT starts!
prolactin !!!
fasting glucose
fasting cholesterol
fT4 [please not T3, T4 or indexes]
AM cortisol [at 8AM please]

Please follow these links in 2nd post of 1st forum topic:

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones

Thyroid can be the problem. Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics explained link. Thyroid lab ranges are very misleading.

Have you been anywhere with risks of tropical diseases?

Have you had any blows to the head or whiplash?

Do you feel cold easily?
Are you getting iodine? http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/resource/iodine-facts

When did your problem start and was it slow onset or sudden?

Waist size?

Any loss of width of peripheral vision? Should be near 180 degrees.

What other complaint or issues?

At your age, low T is a symptom, not the problem or cause. The challenge is to find the cause and fix that if possible.