First the stats:
-weight: 180 lbs
-describe body and facial hair: Very little (Father and brothers are the same)
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: Mostly stomach, not much has changed since high school
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: very few conditions, hypertension, high cholesterol
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: Used Ranitidine for heart burn (stopped using it). No hair loss (hairline of an 18 year old).
-lab results with ranges:
Testosterone, Serum - 188 [348-1197 (ng/dL)]
Free Testosterone - 6.4 [8.7-25.1 (pg/mL)]
TSH - 2.290 [.450-4.5 (ulU/mL)]
-describe diet: Terrible, whatever I feel like eating
-describe training: Before blood work, none. Since blood work, 30 minutes resistance, 6 days a week
-testes ache, ever, with a fever - Sometimes. I thought all guys had that. Not regularly
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - Quite a bit fewer since high school.
Now the story:
I’ve felt like I need more sleep than the average guy for quite some time. I sleep close to nine hours a night on a regular basis. In fact, I’m know for how OCD I am about getting my sleep. I’ve been feeling extra tired for quite some time and I thought I might have something wrong. Went to a NP for some blood work. I thought that I had either apnea, diabetes, thyriod issues, and T issues. They took some blood work that night, and it’s what you see above. I have more info, but nothing like all the thyroid hormones of LH/FSH, E2 or any of the good numbers you guys talk about. I found this forum after that.
Either way, took sleep study and no apnea. My blood sugar was fine, and my TSH was good. My T very low as you can see above. Also, my blood pressure was 160/100, which I know if very high. So, I started going back to my old weight lifting routine and have not had any additional blood work.
I still think that I do not sleep that well. It has become somewhat better now that I’ve been exercising for a month. My brother takes a sleep med for the same reason: no apnea, but wakes up a lot. Do you guys think I should get the sleep thing sorted out before I get follow up blood work? I’d like to avoid TRT if at all possible.