Just go my bloodwork back from “Life Exetension”.
History (diagnosed with primary hypogonadism about two months ago)
I have been on on tube of Testim a day for 5 weeks.
Testosterone, Serum 257 ng/dL (241-827)
Free Testosterone(Direct) 8.9 pg/mL (8.7-25.1)
Estradiol 19 pg/mL (0-53)
Previous bloodwork (different lab, different tests and ranges):
Total Testosterone: 181 (250-1100 ng/dL)
Free Testosterone: 47.8 (35.0-155.00 pg/mL)
The good news is my Estradiol is 19.
The bad news is free T is down and total T has barely gone up after being on TRT for 5 weeks.
Originally went to a Uro who prescribed the testim and doesn’t want to see me for 3 months.
I have an appt with an Endo this Friday for a second opinion.
Scenarios as I see it. Testim is not absorbing or the dose needs to be upped to two tubes a day. Uro said next action was to up the dose to two tubes if I didn’t respond to one tube.
Ejaculatory volume and power is down. Sensation is down. Sex drive is down.
Mood seems a little better, but have more mood swings.
Energy seems a little better, but not great.