46 years old
33 inch waist
Strength Train 4 to 5 days per week.
Carry fat around mid section aka love handles
Good Health. Two prior bouts with Kidney Stones in my twenties.
Take Multi Vitamin, 1000MG Vit C, 4K IU Vitamin D3, Fish Oil, and 25 MG DHEA.
Total T: 354 (250-827 ng)
Free T: 10.4 (6.8-21.5 pg)
TSH: 2.310 (0.450-4.500 uIu)
Pregnenologne: 66 (<151)
Dithydro: 49 (30 - 85 ng)
E: 19.8 (7.6 - 42.6 pg)
SHBG: 39.1 (16.5 - 55.9)
Eat well balanced meals: Six meals per day and mostly drink water. No soda.
Rarely have morning wood. Libido below average. However, when I do engage in sex there are no issues with getting an erection or performance.
I do have low energy, tend to get irritable quickly, not my normal libido, and carry a little more body fat then I would like. My metabolism is not as fast as in the past.
I read a lot of publications from Life Extension and they are big proponents of maintaining youthful testosterone levels for overall health benefits, which is why I am considering TRT. However, in reading a lot of forums I am a little hesitant as it appears that many that take testosterone then have to take several other drugs such as something to reduce E, then HCG to keep testes from getting smaller, etc. Also, read that some develop erection issues when they never had erection issues, etc.
Some I am just wondering whether I should start this journey now or wait until I get older. If I was your good friend or family member what advice would you give me based on what I shared. Would you recommend I seek out treatment or tell me to consider at a later time in life?