Hi I’m 25yo male living in Perth Australia. When I was a kid I used to have trouble with my testicles ascending and requiring surgery to put them back in the sack and ended up losing one in the process. However back then doctors said it won’t effect me much and fertility should be fine. I’ve been working out at the gym for the past 2 years and eating reasonably healthy.
I’m 6’2 and 93kg (204pounds) I’ve managed to put on abit of muscle and tone up around the arms and upper torso but have big love handles and pretty flat chest. I’ve had a low libido for a while and energy levels aswell as my cardiovascular have never been that good. Any who due to me not getting the results I expected I thought I might go see my GP about low testosterone. My GP got these bloods tests done and here are the results.
Date drawn 26/8/2014
Cholesterol - 5.1 nmol/L (<5.5). Triglyceride. - 1.8 mol/L (<1.5)
HDL - 1.4 nmol/L. (>1.0). LDL. - 2.9. Nmol/L. (<3.5)
Coronary risk ratio 3.6. (<5.0)
Iron - 16 umol/L. (9-30). Transferrin - 3.1. (1.9-3.7)
Transferrin Sat. - 0.21 (0.20-0.50). Ferritin - 176 ug/L (30-500)
Testosterone. - 10.3. Nmol/L (8.0-27.8). Free testo 0.347. Nmol/L. (0.091-0.579)
SHBG. - 9.0 nmol/L. (10-70)
My liver function test was good and my glucose while fasting was 5.2nmol/L. (2.5-5.4)
My Doctor said my levels where fine and left it at that. After looking into it myself a little more I realised that those levels are not fine and I wasn’t happy staying at those levels. So I went back to my go saying is there anything I can do to increase my testosterone levels and he prescribed my 250mg sustanon one shot every three weeks. So I had the shot and kept researching online.
After a couple of days my body COMPLETELY CRASHED. I had no energy, no focus, no libido and I couldn’t keep and erection. So the missus definitely wasn’t happy. I was angry so I went to my local chemist and did a search on local doctors that are more informed about low testosterone. My new GP doctor told me not to take sustanon anymore and to draw more bloods. Here are my new blood test results taken 7days after a shot of sustanon.
Blood drawn 8-9-2014
FSH. - 3u/l. (2-12). LH - 2u/l. (2-9)
Oestradiol - 90pmol/l. (28-156). LH/FSH ratio 0.67
Testosterone 14.6 nmol/L. (8-27.9). SHBG. 9 nmol/l. (18-54)
Free androgen index. 162 (38.7-91.7). DHEA-s. 14.6 umol/L (4.34-12.2)
Androstenedione 8.5 (2.1-10.8). Free testo. 525.8. (243-571)
Cortisol 215nmol. (171-536)
Growth hormone. 0.04 NG/ml (0.00-2.47)
TSH. 0.59 mu/l. (0.5-5.0)
Free T3. 5.0. (3.2-6.4) Free T4 17. (11-21)
So does anyone know from looking at this blood work why my body crashed after a shot of testosterone. My body recovered after around 7-10 days and feel back to normal. And is there any recommendations of what steps I should take to improve my health. I want to get in shape and be fit with a good sex life as I’m getting married in November. My new doctor gets back from his holiday 30-9-14 and I’ll speak to him then about the new blood work I would just like to be a little more informed for when I see him.
Any information you guys can offer is much appreciated and if there are anything I need else to check just let me know. I’ve been reading heaps on this forum and it’s helping me a lot. I’ve started a file with my blood work and printed off the stickies from this site. And typing this on an ipad sucked haha