A couple of months ago I posted that I got recently test results with a LOW T of about 275 for a 46 year old person that was rather active, not overweight (though could lose some in certain areas), exercised daily but not hardcore but was feeling super tired. I have had low T since I Started to test for it about 5 years ago but it seemed to always hover around 320 to 340.
In any case we did all the standard tests, checked thyroid and even the pituitary gland which I checked a few years ago as well. In any case the thyroid came back just fine, I did have a small tumor in the pituitary gland but they said it was benign but doc wanted to check it again and we did 2 months ago and it was still benign but actually had gotten smaller.
In any case she (the doctor) wanted to start me on TRT. I asked if I could spend a couple of months trying to raise my TRT natural with a better lifestyle. She said it would not hurt to try but I was so low she didn’t think I could raise it significantly to not go for the treatment.
So for the next 2 months I did the following
- Tried to get 8 hours a night of sleep (this probably was my worst performance though)
- Started to do more weights in the gym and a little more frequent. I can’t lift heavy heavy weights as of yet from a recent back surgery but tried to challenge myself
- Intermittent fasting 16/8 - which I ended up really enjoying - I was not trying to lose weight but wanted the other health benefits from it plus it kept me from snacking on junk food in my fasting window and I was eating better during fasting (sure a treat here and there but not often)
- Started a supplement routine of D3, DHEA, Zinc, Magnesium, Cod Liver Oil, Ginger
So I did this for 2 months, sleep was the toughest for me to do but I kept up with pretty much everything else so at the end of the two months
My stomach as decreased a lot, so has the fat I had on my neck, seemed to really tighten up which was great and I can actually see the difference in the mirror, great thing is I have not lost any weight it just seems to have been used for muscle, tightening etc.
So I got my test again and my Testosterone has gone up almost 200 points in two months as I sit at 450 now. I know that is still low for my age but I have never seen a number over 400 since I started testing over 5 years ago (yearly checkup)
Now the doctor thinks perhaps I can raise it natural and wants me to keep on doing what I am doing for the next two months as well.
I am still quite tired a lot and doctor says well you are still quite low but she was surprised at the jump. You think I am on the right track guys? Think just keep on plugging away with what I am doing, has anyone ever heard of people that were really low getting back up to an acceptable level, the numbers have given me some hope that is possible