First time poster, long time user of the site. Any advice given would be greatly appreciated as this has been hard to deal with, especially from you "@KSman"
I’m 27 years old living in Australia and have been suffering from low T symptoms since I was a teenager. Some of the symptoms include
-major fluctuations in energy
-Massive mood swing. At times I feel depressed and then other times I feel fine.
-Major libido and erection problems, and have had them since I was a teenager.
In the past I have approached a few doctors but given my age they all shrugged it off as if I was being silly. Mood and energy changes day by day, but it’s my libido and erection problems that have given me the most problems. Very low libido, have problems getting it up and keeping it up. In a month I would be lucky to have 1 day where I have morning wood.
In the past I have gone through periods where it seemed like my sex drive way good and i didn’t have a problem getting it up, although I can’t remember I was getting morning wood then. But these periods are short lived.
I’m really active and into the gym, I look super fit and pretty muscular (although not huge), so I guess through my teenage years I never questioned testosterone being an issue. During my workouts I’m fine, but after I can regularly crash for the whole day.
I’m seeing a doctor right now about this, and am getting labs done, although I won’t have them for a couple of weeks. Although I’m in a tricky situation as I don’t have a lot of money and am in the public system in Aus, so seeing a specialist can mean waiting upwards of 6 months. The doctor I’m seeing right now realizes this and has been trying to help me but he’s not an expert in this area. I realise you guys can’t help me either until I get some results up on here.
I wanted to ask about body temperatures though. Since reading on here I’ve been regularly checking morning and afternoon temps and I def seem low. I’ve been checking orally with 2 different thermometers (although they’re pretty cheap ones) and the highest afternoon temp I’ve got is 36.8 degrees celcius, with the rest being more like 36.5 or 36.6. My morning temps seem super low, with readings like 35.8 and 35.9. The highest morning temp I’ve got is 36.1. Again, I know you guys are running blind until I get labs up, but those temps are def low right?? I use iodized salt regularly, but I only started when I read an article on here from TC Luoma about iodine deficiency a few years back. I was thinking I may have always had a deficiency and adding in iodized salt just wasn’t strong enough to overcome it. Any help would be great.