Hey guys, have a question if TRT is adviced in my case.
About me: I’m 32 year old, 1.88m, 89kg, living in Germany and working out around 4-5 times per week. I have ever been struggling with high fatigue/low energy (although do not think I had any depressions) and recently (last 2-3 years) also low libido and ED. Every few years I visited a physician because of those issues (sometimes I could not get up all day). Nobody ever checked for T levels. At one point it came up that my Cortisol and DHEA-S was very high, however they shrugged it of as being due to stress (told me I should relax more, they checked heart and thyorid).
A few months ago, I was also diagnosed OAT syndrome. I visited an urologist who told me that my balls are alright. This time I insisted to also get hormones checked so he measured the following (looks like he did not really want to do that, because with respect to T, only total T was measured):
When I was collecting the results they told me that T is only slightly out of range and basically I’m ok and should recheck later because blood was drawn around 4 p.m.
After reading a bit about low T, I concluded that the urogolist had no clue and went to my GP for a retest (blood drawn around 10 a.m., 4 days after the urologist appointment). I had to dictate them what to test (unfortunately my GP insisted on omitting some test because they make no sense, for example E2). This is what came out:
Now, I really don’t know how to proceed. I have the feeling that GP and urologist do not care about my symptoms. I made an appointment with an endocrinologist next week with a good/high reputation (of course, have to fully pay the visits with him out of my pocket and drive like 150 km).
What should I ask for? Does it look like low T? I fear that even if I should get prescribed T it will only be gel, which seems has a bad reputation in this forum…