describe body and facial hair: very sparse body and facial hair
did to grow fast or slow and steady as a teen: slightly slow, nothing abnormal
testes ache or hurt? ever? a few times after marijuana use
mood: inconsistent, sometimes pretty good, sometimes can’t get out of bed or irritable
depression: sometimes, mostly related to feeling shitty, unable to do anything, anhedonic
libido: sometimes really good, sometimes non existent
get cold easily? a change?: handle cold okay most of the time
dry skin, brittle nails?: dry skin, nails seem fine
use iodized salt?: not in years. started supplementing 02/2018
eat much sea food? not as much lately
exposure to chemicals? nothing out of the ordinary
ever used hair loss drugs? no
Rx and OTC drugs: moderate marijuana + alcohol abuse in teens and early 20’s. cocaine, adderall, MDMA, < 10 times each.
I’m so glad to have found this forum - the wealth of information here is incredible. I’ve been dealing with symptoms of low T on and off for 6 years now, sometimes it’s fine and I feel pretty good, and other times I’m completely bedridden, no motivation, and my body feels like it’s 150 years old.
Finally, after being fed up with these symptoms I decided to get my bloodwork done. Here are the results, and I would love help interpreting them.
Never done any AAS. Drank alcohol and smoked weed in above average quantities throughout ages 18 - 24, also experimented with cocaine, MDMA, a few times.
30 y/o. 5’8" 145 pounds. < 15% body fat. I’m 30, but I receive comments all the time about how young I look. I could probably pass for an 18 year old. I have almost no body hair except for my genital area. Eat pretty healthy, lots of fruits and vegetables, good fats, high quality proteins,
My symptoms are: anxiety, depression, trouble falling asleep, slow recovery from workouts, excessive joint clicking, low energy, low sex drive, mild ED, brain fog, low mental alertness. Lately have been feeling brief dull aches in the scrotum area above my testicles (not the testicle itself)
I just got my labs back and would super appreciate any help interpreting them. Would you recommend I start TRT? Are there signs of other underlying symptoms? Thanks!
Blood drawn at 11:35am, 13 hours fasted
Any help interpreting why my Free T is below normal, and whether it’s a good idea to start TRT or not would be great. Thanks! I’m mainly looking for an improved enjoyment of life, mentally and physically.