As advised in the sticky, starting my case thread.
I've had an inkling my T was low and decided to have it checked out. My doc sent me to get the blood test and what came back confirmed it. She agreed that it looks like low T, but due to PBS laws we need to test a second time to confirm low T in order to qualify for TRT.
Had my second bloods test today, going to see the doc on Friday and find out.
-height: 165cm / 5'5
-waist: 28cm / 11 in
-weight: 65kg / 143
-describe body and facial hair:
Quite hairy on my arms, legs and chest, with a full head of hair. My facial hair grows quite quickly and is thick. I put these down to my heritage though, I had to start shaving when I was 16.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed:
I am quite lean, but the fat I do have is around my mid section, small love handles. I used to be super lean, in the 8-10% bf range, but in the last 9-12 months I have slowly seen a shift on belly fast deposits.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]:
Never had to be treated for anything major my entire life. I have had to deal with broken bones and muscle injuries due to sport, and the occasional bout of flu, usually every 2-3 years I would come down with a virus for a a few days or a week.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever:
Not on any Rx or OTC, no hair loss or prostate drugs.
-lab results with ranges:
T 5.2nmol/L (8.3-29)
TSH 0.7 mIU/L (0.5-4.0)
Hb 149 (130-180)
Hct 0.46 (0.40-0.54
RCC 5.8 (4.5-6.5)
MCV 79 (79-99)
MCH 26 (27-34)
MCHC 326 (320-360)
RDW 14.1 (10.0-17.0)
WBC 5.9 (4.0-11.0
Whole foods only 3-4 times per day, no grains.
2 palm sized protein serves at every meal with a fist sized serve of carbs(white/red potato, pumpkin) and 1-2 fist size servings of vege.
Once or twice a week I'll have some sort of cheat meal, could be a bowl of popcorn or a couple of slices of bread, toasted with butter, maybe some pancakes with a scoop or two of ice cream.
A little over 12 months into lifting.
4 days per week I do weights training: Squat, Push Press, Bench Press, Deadlift.
Daily 45min walk at lunch.
On rest days I will usually throw in some form of cardio such as skipping rope, sprints(3x400m + 3x200m), hill sprints, KB swings workout, and sometimes a crossfit style workout.
EDIT: every 4th week is a deload week.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?
No now, I recall a couple of months back they felt tender but has since passed and haven't felt anything.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed:
Morning wood is very random, and shows up very seldom in the last 12 months. Can't recall the last time I woke up in the night with an erection.