Hi new here but been lurking around a while.
I’m 28, 5’ 10" , 230 lb( before i started feeling low t symptoms i was around 200)
Bodyhair mainly on chest , no so much on the arms or legs, facial hair is there not full but not patchy either. Fat used to be well distributed but now is mainly on abdominal area.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? Used to hurt and with a fever but that went away after the hernia surgery.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed? Morning wood is not there all the time , maybe once a week. Nocturnal if stimulated yes.
So i started feeling tired and sleepy all day long , hard to gain muscle and lose fat, no desire to do the things i used to love, like soccer, lifting, karate, surfing etc
This all started couple years ago and was gradually getting worse.
So last year had a acl meniscus repair 9 months later removed an inguinal hernia, after that everything got worst.
Looked it up and found about trt and decided to get checked, for my luck my primary care doctor is also an endocrinologist, so he did all the blood work.
TEST TOTAL, LC/MS/MS. 323 250-1100 (ng/dL
TEST FREE 38.4 L 46.0-224.0 (pg/mL)
TEST BIOAVAILABLE 79.0 L 110.0-575.0 (ng/dL)
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN 36 10-50 (nmol/L)
ALBUMIN,SERUM 4.5 3.6-5.1 (g/dL)
FSH 2.0 1.6-8.0 (mIU/mL)
LH 1.8 1.5-9
T3Uptake 35.30 28.00-41.00 (%)
T4 7.58 4.50-11.70 (ug/dL)
And dhea s , prolactin, psa, vitamin d, all fine
TEST TOTAL, LC/MS/MS 150 L 250-1100 (ng/dL)
FREE TESTOSTERONE 33.8 L 35.0-155.0 (pg/mL)
After that he put me on Androderm patches ,4mg 1 a day, and scheduled an MRI( which is gonna be next week) and an follow up appointment for 3 months from now.
How long does it take for me to feel any improvement, ive been on the patches for 20 days now and-nothing?
And why a follow up 3 months from now, isnt that too much time?
Should i wait more time or ask to switch to injections, because the patches sometimes fall, i do construction work and move my body a lot during the day?
Thanks in advance for any help and any more info please ask, i have access to all blood work.