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FNG, Low T, Noob Docs, Need Info


#1

Hello all,

I’m 34, 6’ 1’’ 240 pounds. I do cardio 3 times a week.

I requested testosterone test, doc didn’t think I needed it.

I’ve been battling fat and problems gaining muscle my whole life. In order to loose weight I need to go on extreme diet and cardio 1 hour everyday, no shit. If I want to gain 3 months of fat loss in this manner just eat junk food for a week (I can gain 30 pounds in three weeks). I have never used steroids, crack, meth, HGH… Nothing.

I cannot change my doctor, so I have to each my doctor.

Test results:
Nov -
Test 145 ng/dl
Free Test 4.9 pg/ml free
Magnesium 2.5 mg/dl
Thyrotropin Sensitive 2.28 mciu/ML

4 Dec -
Test 188 ng/dl
Free Test 5.1 pg/ml

10 Dec -
Test 162 ng/dl
Free 4.5 pg/ml

15 Jan -
Test 223 ng/dl
Free 51 ph/ml (Not PG, changed to PH)
Estradiol 24.8 pg/ml
Lutropin 3.8 mIU/ml
Follitropin 5.38 miu/ml

Got the shot 25 Jan of 200 mg cyp once every two weeks

Day 1 and 2

feeling good not awesome but mild happy mood (maybe placebo).

Dark Urine - to present

Feeling like UTI (I had one before so…) - to present

Walking 3-5 miles at work everyday

1 hour elliptical 2 times throughout

3-4

Feeling heavier

Getting fat.

Took off my work boots and legs were swollen around the top of my boot…

5-6

Blood tests:
Test 551.4 ng/dl

Small swelling on shin nothing major like before

7

Feeling bloated

Fatigue

Go to docs, try to explain about estrogen causing water retention, he doesn’t agree. Tells me no more testosterone.
Confirms UTI, follow up in two weeks. I demand estrogen test, he complies.

Estradiol 32.6 pg/ml
True UTI no other causes - Doctor wanted to put a camera in my urethra to check for scaring… I refused.

Thoughts? Should I stop taking?

-----Update Feb 9----

Added actual lab results.
still no testosterone. Getting sad, tired, muscles are painful from time to time.


#2

Your doc does not know what he is doing. You need to start reading.

In the 2nd post of the 1st topic in this forum, follow these links:

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

Please note references to thyroid and iodine.

Eval your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures:

  • when you wake up, should be 97.7-97.8, higher is OK, 97.3 is a problem
  • also check for 98.6 mid afternoon.
  • if temps low, follow the thyroid basics explained link.

#5

Are you getting dehydrated?


#6

Yes I was so I increased water intake but that didn’t seem to help. I didn’t feel thirsty… I’m basing this off of dark urine which may have been due to UTI.


#7

Updated some info. Trying to read through the topics you posted.