29 Y/O Potential Low T

Hi everyone,

Description of myself: 29 male, 225 pounds (16 stone ish) 6ft3 and was taller years before. I can still grow a beard, but it takes absolutely ages.

First time post on here, so please excuse my lack of knowledge.

I have been suffering from what I can think is Low T. After doing a lot of research into this over the years and the doctors just refuse to help me.

Over the last few years I have now been put on SSRIs, because I find it hard to cope with trying to manage myself and my symptoms of being tired, anxious, out of control, sweating, nauseous.

I had a blood test a few years ago and the doctor told me that I didn’t need to worry about my result. HE REFUSED TO TELL ME! I had been excercising for quite sometime after coming off them the first time. But it makes no difference.

I haven’t had a spontaneous erection for around 5.5 years I think. I can barely put muscle on, tired, weak, memory fogs, always had a lack of concentration.

I then had a really bad crash in October last year and was out back on my SSRIs. I had told my new doctor that I wanted a blood test for T and he did it without hesitation. I got a phone call 24 hours later, saying I had a result of 268. A week later I had one and the rest came back at 302 nMol.

He then said we can’t do anything further and that’s it, as I fee within the famous “range”. I went to a clinic few weeks ago to talk to a consultant about it and he said that I he can do full blood work for £500.

I have attached an image of the blood he can do for me. Has anyone ever had this type of work completed before?

Thanks,

At your age PSA is absolutely not justified or needed.

Thyroid: You can get a good or better idea of thyroid function stats via oral body temperatures. Read carefully, two different times of day are needed. Most thyroid issues in UK trace back to iodine deficiency. Iodized salt is not generally available there, but a few shops carry it. If you do not eat a lot of dairy food and fish, your iodine status will be poor.

If your oral body temperatures are good, you do not need thyroid lab work. And if you get thyroid labs, probably everything will be normal and few doctors would do anything for you. Thyroid lab ranges are rather useless.


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Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.

KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.

I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.

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