I will try to keep this short, but I need some solid advice.
Have had anxiety (panic attacks) for the past 10 years and depression and bitchy mood has increased over the past year. Almost zero libido, but that could be the SSRI I am on. Been on all the common SSRIs. Looked into bloodwork last year and found my T was low.
Free T- 44.3 pg/ml
Total T- 279 ng/dl
Bioavailable- 94.9 ng/dl
Second test confirmed the diagnosis. Prescribed Androgel and started at 2 pumps per day. Then increased to 3. Then to 4 (max dose). All my T levels remained stagnant the entire time.
Finally went to see an Endocrinologist who pretty much shrugged me off because I am a bigger guy (6’5’’ 225). Doc said I would need to go off the Androgel for 6 months so that he could run a “proper” blood panel (he wouldn’t even look at the results from my prior 4 tests).
Long story short, I am looking for a new Endocrinologist but they are hard to find. In the past year my lifting motivation has severely decreased, if it wasn’t for caffeine I probably wouldn’t even exercise. At 32 I feel like I need a nap after work even if I get 8 solid hours of sleep and eat semi-clean. Take multivitamin, extra vitamin D, and fish oil every morning.
If I cannot find an endocrinologist, should I try an out of network doctor or an anti-aging clinic? Try a urologist? At this point I don’t care if I need to spend some out of pocket money to see if bringing my T up will improve my life.
Any other suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.