36yo Army Veteran. Been back and forth with the VA on reason for my sudden lack in sex drive and other things. Finally was able to get them to do some bloodwork and my results are below. First thing the doctor had me do was do a sleep study to ensure I don’t have sleep apnea. Dr. Stated sleep apnea could cause low T which I found strange until I did some research and found it to be quite common. Sleep test came back good, no sleep apnea. They think head trauma caused by multiple IEDs and Football could have damaged the pituitary gland which could be a cause for my low T. They are also ordering an MRI to ensure I don’t have a growth near my pituitary gland.
Had a follow up a couple weeks ago and they want to start me on TRT 200mg every 2 weeks. I am still waiting on my first delivery to be made (knowing the VA I may get it by thanksgiving smh). So the first thing I do is start researching and try to educate myself. Found this site and realized there is a lot of knowledge here. So after poking around this site and researching I have a few questions:
- I have no clue what my results are telling me and the VA doctors are quick to get you in and out.
- I have seen a lot of people that are recommended every 2wk injections split them up to help keep their levels consistent. Is it smart to start out that way or should I do the dr recommended way until after my next set of bloodwork results come back?
- To mix it up injections sites what are some areas that some use besides the ones I have found already? (glutes, thigh, and shoulder)
Test name Result units Ref. range
LUTEINIZING HORMONE 3.9 mIU/mL
PROLACTIN 17.3 ng/mL 2.6 - 26.7
FSH 2.5 mIU/mL .9 – 15
TESTOSTERONE,TOT 3.8 ng/mL 1.75 - 7.81
METANEPHRINE <25 pg/mL 0 – 57
METANEPHRINES, TOT 68 pg/mL 0 – 205
NORMETANEPHRINE 68 pg/mL 0 – 148
GLUCOSE 85 MG/DL 70 – 105
UREA NITROGEN 15 MG/DL 6 – 20
CREATININE 1.1 MG/DL .9 - 1.3
SODIUM 138 MEQ/L 133 - 145
POTASSIUM 4.4 MEQ/L 3.3 - 5.1
CHLORIDE 106 MEQ/L 96 - 108
CO2 30 MEQ/L 22 - 32
CALCIUM 9.5 MG/DL 8.4 - 10.2
Any insight, recommendations, research site/docs/etc, encouragement is appreciated.
Thanks for your time.