Hey guys I’m new here,
Just wanted to consult you folks because I have seen 3 different doctors with 3 different answers. I have kaiser insurance and they’ve been near impossible to work with.
27 y/o, 5’7, 170 lbs. I workout 4-5 times a week, with 3 days of cardio an hour on the bike, 3 days of lifting and sometimes those days lineup. I eat clean, an omelette with chicken sausage and vegatables for breakfast, lunch chicken breast with salad or vegetables, snacks typically nuts, fruits, yogurt cup, dinner either chicken breast again or chicken sausages. Target 2500 calories a day.
Was on anti depressants for anxiety for 3 years and had a generally low sex drive most of my life. But it wasn’t until I used a prohormone cycle, as well as a sarms cycle 6 months apart with the last one 9 month ago I had issues. I used Tamoxifen for PCT on those, but never got my levels feeling right (also was an idiot and didn’t do bloods afterward).
I’ve been feeling Low T symptoms for about 9 months since the end of the PCT period, basically hindsight is 2020 i feel like a dumbass for doing them to begin with but here I am.
I’ve seen 2 kaiser doctors who only tested Total testosterone. (refused to do other tests such as thyroid etc) because my 2nd test was “Within Range”.
2/11: 111 ng/dl Range 123-895
2/19: 124 ng/dl Range 123-895.
I saw a Low T Clinic physician who ordered a more comprehensive panel
Total Testosterone 133 ng/dl Range: 250-1150
Free Testosterone 28.1 pg/ml Range 35-155
Estradiol <5 pg/ml Range 0-47 (this is low I know that)
PSA 0.3 range 0-2.5
Hemocrit 42.8 Range 39.5-49.7
Basically, my Kaiser doctors don’t know much and have told me outright that I have normal levels and nothing to be concerned about. My Low T Clinician has said I should absolutely be doing testosterone therapy with levels less than 200. Kaiser has told me they won’t do further test because they believe I am fine and have nothing to be worried about which is frustrating but i’m stuck with their BS HMO system so I can’t really just “find another doctor”. My only hesitation is that i’m young, so I’m interested to hear your guy’s thoughts. I generally feel the symptoms of 0 sex drive, weight gain if i’m not super disciplined about my diet, losing muscle, fatigue, and insomnia is my worst symptom. All of that started 9 months ago and i’ve waited to see if my body went back to natural homeostasis which it has not.