Hey Guys, AGE 45 here. In good shape but since turning 40 I have felt really drained of energy. Mostly the brain fog is the issue just less sharp. My sex life is fine though. At least when my wife wants to have sex I’m always up for it. I still manage to get the gym and lift heavy on the weekend but during the week I have very low energy and just can’t bring myself to workout.
I thought maybe since I was now 45 maybe it’s time for TRT. I got my levels checked and my numbers are not horrible for my age but perhaps horrible for the life I want to have.
I went to a private dr. and he thinks it’s partially my stress at work and my testosterone being low. He wanted to right away put me on 1 injection per week or 200MG/ML cypionate.
Ive had my 3rd injection yesterday and have not really felt much better. Maybe head seemed clear for a day or 2. But libido is actually same.
Do you think I jumped the gun? Or if your levels were like mine would you have gone on T. I’m 45 so it’s probably not going to get better naturally. Maybe if I tightened up my diet and got more exercise in during the week I would feel better.
I’m getting new blood work on Saturday. And then my 4th pin will be after the bloodwork.
Since I’m sort of feeling the same after 3 weeks I’m thinking my T levels must have been fine and maybe I’m just being a bitch… (lack of a better word)
AGE: 45, 6’ 204 lbs, body fat about 17%
TEST 387 (250-1100 ng/dL)
FREE TEST 86.3 (35.0-155.0 pg/mL)
ESTRADIOL 16 (< OR = 39 pg/mL)
DHEA SULFATE 176 (70-495 mcg/dL)
TSH 3.37 (0.40-4.50 mIU/L)
VITAMIN D 53 (0.40-4.50 mIU/L)
PSA 0.4 (< OR = 4.0 ng/mL)
What’s stressing me out now is I keep asking myself if I did enough naturally before committing to a life of injections. Should I stop and try to get my levels up naturally before staying on TRT too long.