New to the form. I have been reading the stickies and all of the information. i appreciate this form as it is not easy to get information from the Docs. I have been on T for the past 3 years and have not had good results. Looking for more information and incite to my case. I am currently looking at increasing dosage and starting injections instead of topical treatment. have asked doc about other tests and med but seems unwilling to run the labs and prescribe hCG. Not looking to go to a mill but want a solution.
I was diagnosed with low T after a surgery a few years ago. I am very active but all of a sudden felt no drive when lifting or biking. Got T tested and was in the 145 range. Doc immediately tested again and got the same result.
I have had a few head injuries and multiple surgeries to joints. not sure if this affects things but am open to any incites. below are the answers to newbe questions.
-age - 40
-height – 5’8” / 5’9”
-weight - 168
-describe body and facial hair- Beard is patchy. Never been able to grow a beard. Little arm pit hair. I never really had any growing up. Not very hary otherwise.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed – carry fat in mid section and feel swollen in face. Seem to have gotten a bit of fat on outer breasts.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]. Latargic, Joint pain. Many broken bones (mostly due to large sudden impacts), Lose muscle mas quickly if not working out. Gain fat quickly as well.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever -Never
Labs done on 03/2017 most recent labs
SHBG – 27nmol/L
T – 145 ng/dl
T- Bioavalable 81ng/dl
Testos, Free Calc. 26pg/ml
PSA - .8 ng/ml
Estradiol by TMS – 9.9 pg/ml
LH – 1.5 IU/L
FSH - .9 IU/L
Labs done on 04/14 have had labs in between but do not have access. Switched insurances and am missing labs. Wanted to give the history that I could.
Testos – Free -23pg/ml
TSH – 2.40 mU/L
Sodium 142 mmol/L
Potassium, S/P 3.8 mmol/L
Chloride, S/P 110 mmol/L
Carbon Dioxide, S/P 22 mmol/L
BUN, S/P 20 mg/dL
Creatinine 0.64 mg/dL
Glucose, S/P 94 mg/dL
Calcium, S/P 9.5 mg/dL
Protein, Total 7.8 g/dL
Albumin, S/P 4.9 g/dL
Bilirubin, Total, S/P 0.8 mg/dL
Alkaline Phosphatase 33 U/L
AST 18 U/L
ALT 20 U/L
Anion Gap 10 mmol/L
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]- Diet is better than average. No fast foods, drink beer but not excessively. Eat only organic meat. Preaty healthy overall
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]. Over trained in my 20’s and 30’s for sure. Trained for outdoor pursuits. Currently work out 3 to 5 days a week. Weights, climbing, biking, skiing just stay pretty active. Take rest days every 2nd or 3rd day.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? When on 2 packets of T for longer than a month. Currently taking 1 packet 1% Testim. Doc would like to up to 2 or try injections
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed’ Occasional morning wood but not regularly. Soft erections.