Bald since 18yoa, can get a way with shaving every other day, otherwise normal body hair.
Always carried fat in stomach, slight man boobs.
No health conditions or medications
Testosterone, Total = 274 (Range 291-739 ng/dL)
Free Testosterone = 7.3 (Range 4.3-304 pg/mL)
Diet is Low Carb/High Fat-Modest Protein
Crossfit 4x a week
-testes ache, etc - Never
Slightly less morning wood, no noticeable change in nocturnal erections.
I didn’t have any clue that low testosterone was a thing until recent physical. Described that something just seemed off, what I see people are calling ‘brain fog’ here, and trouble loosing weight or making gains in the gyms despite keeping a close watch on diet and keeping track of gym gains.
He ordered a T test with the above results. None of the other tests that I see mentioned in the sticky were ordered. I have now done a lot of reading and identify with all of the symptoms except I haven’t noticed any loss of libido or the ability to maintain an erection. The only thing identify with in this area is very low semen volume or even orgasm with no ejaculation.
My doctor wants to do a trial to see if TRT works. He did not mention whether it would be injections or other and I didn’t know to ask. Should I ask for more initial testing? Is there any long term harm in trying TRT for three months and stopping if it doesn’t seem to be working?