Hi all, new here. 34yo male. For over a year now my weight has been stuck at 200+ despite diet and exercise. Prior to to 2018 I was able to maintain a normal weight of 175-190, even getting down to a lean/ripped 168. I had no problem gaining and losing. However, for the past year or so I’ve been struggling to get the weight down and its not happening. I’ve also noted symptoms which include lack of concentration, decreased motivation, decreased libido, and I often feel sleepy and moody in the early evenings. My wife has commented that I hardly touch her anymore, and she has also noticed that my weight seems static despit diet and exercise.
I went to the Dr and explained this to him. He ordered a blood test and everything came back normal including thyroid function and B12. My T level came in at 374 ng/dl. After he reviewed my results he diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and advised me to exercise, limit caffeine and seek counseling if needed.
I researched the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and they seem to include pretty sever e physical symptoms such as exhaustion and intolerance for exercise etc… none of which I am experiencing. Nonetheless, I took heed of his advice and cut back on caffeine and began to hit the gym harder. The sleepiness and lack of motivation have diminished a bit and I believe the caffeine reduction helped accomplish that. However, the other symptoms remain.
My question is, with a largely normal blood panel and a T level of 374 at 8am, couldn’t that explain why my mood and energy levels dip in the early evening? Since supposedly T levels are highest in the AM and decline as the day goes on, could my levels be falling below the normal range late in the day?
I would appreciate your input. Thanks.