Thanks for taking the time to review my thread mate, appreciate that!
In total, I have had four separate blood tests done since April 2016. All came back with fluctuating levels, 10.2, 7.0, 14.3 and 18.4. The two higher readings are not a true reflection of the way I am feeling or the symptoms I am dealing with. Something just isn't right somewhere.
In relation to my lifestyle, I have never smoked, I occasionally drink when I do go out with friends and on special occasions and I have never taken drugs recreationally. I work out 4-5 times per week.
I supplement with Whey protein, Creatine, Glutamine, BCAA's and also take a pre-workout. I take a Multi-Vitamin, Calcium, Zinc and Magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, Krill Oil and Cod Liver Oil.
No issues with Gut health that I am aware of, but not entirely sure if I had any intolerances to certain foods etc. as I have never had all that checked out. I do not suffer with IBS. Vitamin D did flag up as low on a blood panel in April 2016, but I started to supplement after receiving the results.
At the moment I am weighing up my possible options and I have contacted a well known TRT specialist here in the UK, so I am awaiting an appointment for a private consultation. I visited my doctor again today and explained my current situation and asked him if he would run a full set of panels that KSman asked for on my attached thread. He stated that he was unable to run specific tests as he did not have the authorisation to do so. I am no further on with things at the moment.
I did put a lot of my current symptoms on my first post. But I will run through them here if this will assist you in any way.
I have been feeling very low and depressed for quite some time and I have no motivation most days. My mental focus is somewhat impaired and I suffer with brain fog. I have trouble reading and absorbing information and I often have to re-read things to grasp and process the information. It's awful and really impacts on my daily life.
I have a dry, itchy and flaky scalp and I do tend to itch and scratch it a lot. The skin on the inside of my earlobes is also very dry. I do get dry eyes and my vision has deteriorated and is often blurry most days. Reading things from distance is a challenge. Over the past few months I have suffered with mild headaches and this is a daily occurrence now. I get a slight ringing in my ears too.
The nails on my toes have become a little tougher and a bit more brittle. Never previously had this issue, but I remember that they used to be much easier to trim as they were softer.
The other major concern is my libido and sex drive. Morning erections are a thing of the past and my desire to have sex on a regular basis is also affecting me. My testes occasionally get a dull ache, but this doesn't happen too frequently.
My training has it's ups and downs and I struggle to shed the body fat. I bulked up to 14 stone and then dieted down to 11 stone at my lightest, but was still way above 12-14% bf after all my hard graft. The fat tends to sit around my middle and I have never really been able to see a visible six pack. There is nothing I really avoid in my diet and try to incorporate IIFYM principles, although I do seem to get better results from training when I eat more nutritious foods.
What are your views based on my symptoms and all of the information provided?