Hi, I am looking to decide whether to get on TRT or begin using anti-depressants for low grade depression to improve motivation and excitement about things. While I don’t experience sadness, I have general apathy about life and things I should be doing.
From what I’ve been reading, it seems testosterone gives you motivation, confidence, and energy to do things by increasing dopamine and lowering prolactin (by increasing the testosterone). Wellbutrin seems to improve the functioning of dopamine system. However, because of TRT side effects I have not fully decided to go with it.
Current Testosterone levels:
LC/MS/MS 438 (250-1100 ng/dL)
FREE TESTOSTERONE 139.3 (35.0-155.0 pg/mL)
As you can see, not on the lower end, but still feel apathetic and definitely need more energy.
I’m OK with being on TRT for the rest of life as I don’t plan to have kids anymore (have 2 already). My plan is to do TRT myself as no doc would prescribe it because my levels are not that low. Already did research on HCG, AI, etc.
So, the question is: does raised Testosterone really improves your life or Wellbutrin does it better ? If you have experience with both, which would you prefer or a combo ?