Hi all, wanted to post this here as this is the best community for this question. I am a 31 year old male. I got my levels checked out of curiosity at the GP back in September. Bloodwork showed
Testosterone - Total 277.6 ng/dL
Testosterone - Free 3.6 pg/mL (below low threshold)
I did not get any other hormones checked. I was surprised to say the least. I lift and eat relatively well. I generally feel fine but I have some significant energy issues. It seemed like even when I got 8 hours of sleep I was still exhausted and overall I feel run down. I have a normal sex drive I guess, but I have had issues getting it up. The doc did not seem to think any of this was a huge issue and offered me test if I wanted it. He basically said it was up to me and that it may or may not help. I accepted knowing full well what the potential benefits were. He stuck me with 100/mg the first time. Felt great for about 2 or 3 weeks but then crashed somewhat. I asked to move my appointment up and I saw him yesterday and he gave me 200/mg. I return in 3 weeks for another shot.
Reading the forums here I am just wondering whether or not I made a big mistake? Are my levels low enough to warrant TRT? I know I am pretty young for it. I do feel better but I don’t want to fuck up my natural production.
I think I should ask for a referral to an endo to check all my levels. I also think I should be on a different schedule if I decide to stay on TRT. Any input is appreciated.