Decided I wanted to start my own thread after learning so much from reading others. I also wanted to thank KSman for the wealth of knowledge he has provided here.
-minimal body hair patchy facial hair
-Carry majority of fat in spare tire region and on my chest
-No Rx Drugs (before TRT)
-describe diet: changes alot; never a starvation diet.
-describe training: Lift heavy 3-4 times a week and either play basketball or football 1 or 2 days a week
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? Slight ache from time to time.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: Before TRT very sporadic
Background: Used to be in fantastic shape, I am a far cry from what I looked like in my profile pic. Over the last few years I have continued to put on fat. I have trained pretty consistently but diet admittedly has been very hit and miss. The last 2 years have hit me hard. Extreme fatigue, decreased sex drive, and a real loss of motivation. I used to look forward to my workout all day, now I have to drag myself to the gym. Had some blood work done last year, showing T in the 200’s but my doctor said to lose weight. Lost 20lbs which was REALY hard to do and had more blood work done showing T in the low 300’s going off memory. Doctor said I was just outside of normal ranges and due to my age wouldn’t do anything. So after a year of struggling and gaining back those 20lbs plus another 10 I found myself the most out of shape I had ever been all while training 4-5 days a week. Got tired of trying to convince my doctor something was wrong and got my own bloodwork done:
Testosterone, Total, LC/MS 374.9 348.0-1197.0 ng/dL BN
Free Testosterone(Direct) 8.5 LOW 9.3-26.5 pg/mL BN
LH 6.0 1.7-8.6 mIU/mL BN
FSH 3.2 1.5-12.4 mIU/mL BN
Estradiol 23.6 7.6-42.6 pg/mL BN
I knew these #'s were not optimal for an active 26yo male. Almost went to the darkside to treat myself, but for the sake of my relationship I found a subscription based service that referred me to doctor willing to look into treatment. Latest blood work to follow: