I’ve been browsing these forums for a little while and found a lot of great information on here - and I thank the active userbase of knowledgeable individuals for that.
I’m 29 years old, and recently suspected I had low T Levels due to some symptoms I’ve experiences for a long time (high difficulty gaining muscle mass, trouble sleeping, abdominal fat, trouble concentrating, semi-low sex drive, shyness, anxiety & depression, low motivation). I exercise 3x per week, typically compound/heavy lifts and light cardio, and have a generally balanced & protein-heavy / lowish carb diet w/ a multivitamin, fish oil and D supplement.
Anyway, I decided to have my T level checked with my GP, along with an overall health checkup as I hadn’t been to the doctor in quite some time.
All of my normal levels came back fine, but my T level was on the low end - T=246 (range of 250-1100 ng/dL). My doctor noted that it was low, however we tested in the afternoon, so he recommended I come back in the morning (9am) for another test.
The second test, T = 341. He prescribed me a month’s supply of Testim to see how I would react to it. I chose not to use it, as upon further reading, I realized that we hadn’t determined the reason for my low T level.
I went in for further early morning testing, this time measuring TSH, T, Free T, FSH, LH, and Estradiol. I read a thread on a forum from several years back that indicated these were important levels to know. My results, delivered today, are as follows:
Age = 29
TSH = 2.04 (0.04-4.50 mIU/L)
Total T = 365 (250-1100 ng/dL)
Free T = 82.0 (35.0-155.0 pg/mL)
FSH = 1.8 (1.6-8.0 mIU/mL)
LH = 1.9 (1.5-9.3 mIU/mL)
Estradiol = 27 (< or = 39 pg/mL)
Based on my limited knowledge here, it seems that my T levels aren’t horrendous, but definitely are on the low range of normal (and I believe very low for my age), and my FSH and LH are on the extreme low end, which would indicate some form of secondary hypogonadism.
My GP mentioned that any further testing would probably be best through an Endo, however I don’t know of any in the Chicago area that are specialists in this sort of thing; nor do I know the extent of the treatment that is necessary (if at all).
Based on my test results above, would any users out there have any suggestions / info to share about my situation? Or what further tests / doctor (type) I should seek?
Any help is greatly appreciated.