Hey guys, just looking for some feedback
-Facial hair comes in fine, some hair on chest and upper traps…not much hair up top.
- I have begun carrying fat in my midsection and chest
-Rx and OTC drugs: briefly on propecia 10 years ago
-Diet is very controlled. I follow a paleo-ish diet and do not shy away from healthy fats. I am careful about my carb choices but do not avoid them at all.
- Physical training was pretty intense for several years but has dropped off significantly. My cardio has taken a shit and my strength has been diminishing. I am still muscular but it is fading. I still train regularly, but much less intensely.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? I had a fever within the past few months and my testicles ached horribly.
-Morning wood is non-existent for the past few years. Erection quality is not great. Sex drive has crashed.
Other symptoms: I have been battling the notorious brain fog for several years at this point. I have issues concentrating and am less resistant to stress overall. Zero history of drug use. I rarely drink. I feel fatigued no matter how much rest and recovery I get.
Labs so far:
Quest Diagnostics Total/Free Test:
Total: 949 ng/dL Ref range: 250-1100 ng/dL
Free: 105.3 pg/mL Ref range: 35.0-155.0 pg/mL
(I thought this reference range seemed rather small compared to others)
SHBG: 74.9 nmol/L Ref Range: 16.5-55.9
I’ve read this forum extensively on SHBG and think that it may be a big factor in all of this. I know that it is artificially inflating my TT.
I am getting full lab work tomorrow and am scheduled to see an endo and urologist. I just want to make sure I’m not barking up the wrong tree. Any opinions are appreciated. Thanks.