This is my first post on these forums so apologies if I leave out any information or do anything the wrong way!
I was having symptoms of low testosterone and after 4 years of feeling pretty down I finally went to a doctor about it. The tests indicate that I do indeed have low testosterone, but they also showed that I have elevated levels of Urea, Creatinine and Alkaline phosphatase.
On top of that I have very high blood pressure and wore a 24hr BP monitor on Wednesday to see what was going on. Peak value was 232/118 after I walked 200m quickly for the bus. I haven’t yet done enough research to see what the possible correlation between these is so I’d appreciate some input on the matter!
Sodium: 141 nmol/L (132-144)
Potassium: 4 nmol/L (3.5-5)
Chloride: 104 nmol/L (95-107)
Urea: 8.4 nmol/L (2.5-7.0)
Creatinine: 110 umol/L (64-104)
Albumin: 47 g/L (35-52)
ALT: 29 U/L (4-45)
Alkaline Phosphatase: 185 U/L (40-130)
Total Bilirubin: 12 umol/: (2-20)
Calcium: 2.54 mmol/L (2.1-2.62)
Cholesterol: 3.7 nmol/L (3.5-5)
Hemolysis index: 0 (0-2)
Testosterone 9.2 nmol/L (10-28)
RBC: 4.98x10^12/L (4.5-5.9)
HB: 15 g/dl (14-17.4)
HCT: .449 l/l (.42-.51)
Vitamin B12: 349 ng/l (120-650)
Serum Folate: 4.1 ng/ml (3.1-20)
Serum Ferritin: 68ng/ml (17-320)
As for the other details; I’m 20, try to maintain good health all the time. I almost never drink, don’t smoke, workout 3 times a week lifting heavy for the last 4 years, recently started doing sprinting 2x a week aswell. I’ve noticed that I can’t gain strength no matter how hard I try, I continually gain fat at a very slow rate when I attempt to put on muscle (which typically doesn’t happen.
I have low libido and low drive to go out and do anything in general. Walking for me is a nightmare despite the fact that I do it all the time. Feels like I’m going to die when I do. About the time I noticed the low testosterone symptoms first I had just lost about 25lbs in 2 months, and then taken hydroxycuts (without epehedra/ephedrine) for 3 weeks. I had also has surgery for an inguinal hernia just before this. Since then my eyes have also been over-dilated and this has never gone away. I had septicemia and encephalitis when I was 2 years old.
Waist size: 35"
Plenty of facial and body hair
No AAS usage
Creatine supplementation for last 4-5 months