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26 Year Old Needs Advice and Good Vibes


#1

Hello everybody who reads this.

It’s been a long journey for me to end up here. I will try to explain my situation as best as I can, and if you guys help me out than I promise you will be reimbursed. I’m 26 years old, and I am on the lower end of the testosterone scales. I have low T, but also have problems with my thyroid, and adrenal glands. I purchased Dr. Wilsons book, and started putting some of the vitamins into practice that he recommends. I have also been using Iodoral 50mg for 1 month, and feel much better every day.

My medications that I’m currently on:

Ritalin 20mg
Risperdal 1.5mg
zoloft 100mg

My past medications:

Adderall
wellbutrin
xanax
temazepam
topamax
lexapro

I have been diagnosed with a bunch of psychiatric conditions, but feel like something isn’t right and don’t agree with their diagnosis.

I think that I may have a problem with leaky gut, and not enough bacteria in my system to keep me healthy maybe? I’m really not sure.

I guess if anyone has any experience relating to mine, and is on TRT or contemplating TRT than I would hope that you respond. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.


#2

Do you have any blood work values you can share?

You mentioned your thyroid but I think most here will ask you to share what your Total Test and Thyroid values (like TSH) are, prior to being able to help you out.


#3

Please follow these links found here: About the T Replacement Category

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones

Labs:
TT
FT
E2
LH/FSH
prolactin
CBC
hematocrit
AST/ALT
AM cortisol [at 8AM please]
Vit-D25
TSH
fasting cholesterol
fasting glucose

Some meds are bad for your hormones.
SSRI’s are not good for sexual function.

Have you considered Effexor? It can be stimulating [for some] and might eliminate or reduce the need for Ritalin.