I have been in a funk for a while (around 6-8 months) so my wife told me to get my testosterone checked out. I told my PCP about it so she had me do some blood work and these are the results (there’s more info, but wasn’t sure if it’s necessary):
Testosterone, Serum: 321 (348 - 1197)
TSH: 0.988 (0.450 - 4.5)
Hematocrit: 50.4 (37.5 - 51)
Cholesterol, Total: 187 (100 - 199)
Triglycerides: 135 (0 - 149)
HDL Cholesterol: 53 (>39)
VLDL Cholesterol Cal: 27 (5 - 40)
LDL Cholesterol Calc: 107 (0 - 99)
Prolactin: 7.5 (4.0 - 15.2)
Estradiol: 17.1 (7.6 - 42.6)
Lh: 8.5 (1.7 - 8.6)
Fsh: 7.7 (1.5 - 12.4)
I’m 37 years old, about 5’6", and around 183 lbs. I recently had a discectomy so I was on percocet (no longer), meloxicam (no longer), and gabapentin (in weaning process).
I went to a urologist and he gave me a prescription for Axiron which I’ve been on for about three months. 60 mg (30 per underarm) in the morning. Then I took another blood test that he prescribed and the result is:
Testosterone, Serum: 466 (348 - 1197)
I saw the urologist yesterday and told him that I was still in a funk. My libido was low, energy still isn’t quite the same, sexual dysfunction, etc. The urologist said that he could bump me up to 90 mg (60 mg for one underarm and 30 mg for the other) and said that he doesn’t want me going too much higher than 500 testosterone (isn’t that still too low for someone my age?). He said that if it doesn’t help, then there could be an issue elsewhere, but didn’t go into detail what that could be. He said to take the increased dosage in the Axiron and take another blood test in a couple of months.
Any insight is GREATLY appreciated!!
Edit: Added ranges