Some quick info about me: I’m a married 30yo, been on some form of TRT for the last 3 years. Right now I’m seeing a urologist who took me off Androgel and put me on Clomid last spring, because my wife and I want to have a baby.
After 6 weeks off Androgel and 2 weeks on the clomid, went back to see the doc. He asked me how I felt and I said I felt no difference, still exhausted, etc… He countered with “well I have good news!” and told me my total T had gone from the 200’s up to the 500’s.
At the time, I thought well shit, it must be all in my head. After finding this forum I realize that total T is not the only important factor. But I need some guidance as far as what kind of blood work I should ask for. Heres a list of symptoms/concerns:
-Cannot get out of bed in the AM (used to wake up 1st alarm, all the time)
-Complete lack of motivation to do anything
-I’ve gained quite a bit of fat and lost muscle, I look significantly different now than even before I’d ever been on TRT.
-Sex drive is pretty low
-I have less of an appetite than usual
-Workouts pretty much suck, make me feel beat instead of invigorated
I have all the blood work going back for the 3 years if you need it, but since being on Clomid I only have Total T and sperm counts. My family doc actually did test for things like Free T and LH. No tests have ever been done for estrogen levels. Can anyone help me dial in what tests I should ask for, and why I need to ask for them?