I’ve gone through the usual thyroid stuff on here, with a good thermometer, temps are 98-99. - looking more for personal opinions. I’m 33.
Basically, T has been around 580 since last year (2016). Also have a pituitary adenoma. Started adding resistance training, didn’t get any higher. Tested 580 last November. Started dropping this spring, going as low as 380 (tested later in the day though), but generally around 480. Endo tried me on clomid, first week was GREAT, but then started getting really emotional and losing libido, and had to stop. Felt alright for a while after stopping, T came back at 750ish a week after stopping, then 640 last week. The symptoms have been returning slowly as my T drops back down. I don’t want to get too into numbers or technical things here, but FT% is usually just under 2% as well.
I’m having clear cut symptoms of low T, which began before even seeing my low T bloodwork come back. Depressed without reason, unmotivated, antisocial, anxious, irritable, tired, gym gains slowing, etc. At the rate I’m going, my business partner wants to replace me, my girlfriend is concerned, my friends don’t want to be around me.
2 endos think it’s the tumor causing it, and a neurosurgeon says it’s probably unrelated depression and suggested an SSRI. There’s really nothing terrible going on in my life, and everything seemed fine while clomid was working.
My concern is that my T will actually be fine, and that I’m wasting my time and money, and going to be stuck on it forever, and not feel any better. I keep looking over my bloodwork (4 low T tests so far), wondering if it’s a fluke caused by other factors. But then regardless, that first week on clomid was life changing - I’d give anything to have that back.
What would you do?