I have struggled with many of the symptoms of low T for my entire adolescence and adult hood. Low libido, mental fatigue, anxiety, depression, etc. I was a very late bloomer, and a slow bloomer, which put my me in constant stress, feeling inferior to other boys growing up at times. I always felt my hormones were out of wack, but never got my blood work done for some reason. One thing that was ironic to me, was that I put on muscle pretty well, but tend to hold fat in my thighs, butt, and lower stomach area. For the past few years I had been focusing on my head, because my anxiety and depression had become the main focal point after I had felt my body had finally developed. Well I realized that I needed to get to the root of the problem which are my hormones.
So I got my blood work done and here are the results:
Total Test : 815
Free test : 8.6
LH : 3.4
Prostate spec ag : 0.8
I got the pre trt blood test from lab corp. What stood out to me most was the testosterone levels. I felt encouraged that my total was actually high but the free test levels were an explanation for what I had been experiencing all this tie. Maybe I don’t need TRT I thought, I just need to lower my SHBG. So I got some supplements and herbs in the past week (stinging nettle, magnesium, zinc, boron, DIM). I have to say I have definitely noticed my libido increase which is good and probably the main goal of mine.