I am searching for advise on this subject. I have always felt I have had relatively low T. Looking at my index to ring finger ratio shows that my index is around a couple of mm longer than my ring finger, which from what I’ve read is a good indicator of test levels.
Previously this hasn’t been a huge problem, however I have recently been witnessing reduction in libido, erectile quality, ability to handle stress, control of feelings and general edgynes.
Build muscle well (previously, I have stopped weight training)
Full facial hair growth ( couple of hairless patches around 1cm square)
Morning wood (70% occurance)
Never used AAS
Bought Iodised salt recently
Morning temp afternoon temp
I have attached my first blood work
My doctor originally suggested this is all good because it was in range, I wasn’t so sure however, just scraping in at 29yo doesnt seem so good.
I requested a piritruitry function, which he put me forward for and the results came back low on this on for the androgens. I unfortunatley totally forgot to ask for a copy of these results (will do on next visit). However here is what i remember
Test ~16 (8-27.9)
SGBH ~ 52 (18 - 54)
FAI ~31 LOW
Free T 239 (243 - 571)
All other tests were in range aside from MCHC which was again slightly high 363 (310-360)
The doc prescribed me testo gel 50mg 30 sachets. I am yet to embark on this journey untill i understand the implications fully and research further. I am currently trying for a first child, and so do not want to impact sperm quality.
I have been supplementing d3 at ~2000IU’s per day and zinc at 30mg per day.