-age : 30
-height : 5' 10"
-weight : 264
-describe body and facial hair :
-Normal facial hair, fairly hairy chest and little back hair
-describe where you carry fat and how changed :
-Most body fat carried around the midsection and thighs. A little bit of fat under the nipples and towards the armpits
-health conditions, symptoms [history] :
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever
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-No Rx drugs, ratinadine occasionally for heartburn. No hair loss or prostate drugs
-lab results with ranges :
-Initial results from 12/16/14 (Doctor was reluctant to test for low T stating 30 year olds don't have low testosterone):
-Comp. Metabolic Panel
Glucose, Serum : 92 mg/dL (65-99)
BUN : 12 mg/dL (6-20)
Creatinine, Serum : 1.21 mg/dL (0.76-1.27)
eGFR If NonAfrican Am : 80 mL/min/1.73 (>59)
BUN/Creatinine Ratio : 10 (8-19)
Sodium, Serum : 142 mmol/L (134-144)
Potassium, Serum : 4.2 mmol/L (3.5-5.2)
Chloride, Serum : 97 mmol/L (97-108)
Carbon Dioxide, Total : 26 mmol/L (18-29)
Calcium, Serum : 905 mg/dL (8.7-10.2)
Protein, Total, Serum : 6.7 g/dL (6.0-8.5)
Albumin, Serum : 4.9 g/dL (3.5-5.5)
Globulin, Total : 1.8 g/dL (1.5-4.5)
A/G Ratio : 2.7 (1.1-2.5)
Bilirubin, Total : 0.4 mg/dL (0.0-1.2)
Alkaline Phosphatase, S : 66 IU/L (39-117)
AST (SGOT) : 28 IU/L (0-40)
ALT (SGPT) : 56 IU/L (0-44)
Testosterone, Serum : 171 ng/dL (348-1197)
Free Testosterone(Direct) : 6.4 pg/mL (8.7-25.1
TSH : 1.100 uIU/mL (0.450-4.500)
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy : 18.5 ng/dL (30.0-100.0)
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] :
-Mon-Fri : bag of cereal when I get to work, cup of vanilla greek yogurt w/ granola mid morning, ham & cheese sandwich w/ regular sun chips at lunch, pack of peanut butter crackers mid afternoon. Dinner is usually some sort or chicken, pork or steak w/ some type of starch. No vegetables (have never liked them since I was a kid) rarely any fruits. Occasionally a salad (lettuce and some cheese w/ italian dressing)
-Weekends: free for all, usually eating out
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training] :
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? :
-Very occasionally ache, never with a fever
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed :
-Still have morning wood, not as "strong" as it used to be.
-Low libido, fatigue, decreased energy, brain fog, mood changes, irritability, reduced muscle mass, more body fat around belly, lack of productivity, mild depression
I went for more blood work this morning but I don't know what tests my doctor ordered. He wants me to see an endocrinologist (my assumption is he has minimal experience with low T based on his comment when I told him my concerns and wanted to be tested). I will post those results when I get them back.
I guess my main concern now is what the best treatment option for me would be. From the little research I have done since Monday night I've come to the conclusion that I don't want to use a gel (fear of transference to my wife) and I don't want a patch as my body may not absorb the amount it needs. It seems that TRT injections would be my best option but we don't have any kids yet and I have seen some mention of infertility issues with this.
Overall I'm here to absorb as much information as I can to help get me back to normal. I look forward to any and all information and help you guys give me!