Hello, I’m 19 years old and since my puberty I’m depressed for no particular reason… I’m depressed right now even though I do all kinds of positive things and I try to enjoy life. I still feel joy in activities, but I always feel some kind of emtyness deep inside and I’m also super insecure even though nobody ever sees that in me.
I really feel like there is a hormonal problem especially because my symtoms seem like an atypical depression (wich is often caused by a hormonal problem). I had a blood test to see how high my testosterone level is and it came back twice at about 480 ng/dL wich is in the normal range, but I’m still kind of worried about it because everywhere online I read that it’s about the same level as an average 70 year old man.
I also hear bad things about anti-depressants and I’m afraid it might even lower my testosterone levels more. I do have some other symtoms that could be linked to low testosterone. My body and facial hair is super thin and I have kind of a klinefelter like body (6’3" skinny arms and thin wrists, round hips) it’s like my upper body is smaller than my lower body or something. I also feel like I’m intelligent but super slow thinking, like my mind isn’t clear. I also have trouble peeing and especially when I’m often “leaking” a lot after peeing.
I also don’t really get results in the gym and most of the time I just muscle pains… I’m also having lower back pain every morning and even though I didn’t workout this summer my back was still hurting like hell every morning. Could it be that low testosterone is causing these problems?