I need some help. I’m finally fed up with my Kaiser and their anti TRT outlook. For the better part of past three years I’ve been going downhill to nowhere fast. I seem to have all the symptoms of low T and no one at Kaiser wants to listen.
My first Kaiser doc wanted literally nothing to do with TRT. He thought my symptoms were just from stress and temporarily and would probably go away when I managed to lower my stress levels. He did not want to put in an order for labs to do some blood work. I left him and switched to another physician.
I did decide to save up and pay for my own lab work. I can’t remember all the numbers but I know my total T was around 400ish. Since this was nowhere near 250 I didn’t even bother to bring up my labs to new physician. After visiting her a few times and telling her about my symptoms, she decided to check for diabetes since my family has history of Type 2 diabetes. After the results she categorized me as pre diabetic and put me on Metformin 500mg BID. It helps control a little but hasn’t made a huge impact in the past 9 months. Just recently I decided to bring up the Low T and for some reason when I uttered the words Low T, I must have struck some strings that she completely went from smiling to serious and said NO. U don’t have low T. you are 32, that’s too young of an age and you don’t need to be concerned about that yet. She advised that if I feel like I have Low T, we can try some natural ways and then can revisit the topic in 6-9 months. Again she refused to order me blood work as she thinks it’s not necessary. I walked out of that office feeling like more sh!t and depressed than when I had walked in.
My work performance has been suffering and I’ve been lacking motivation at work and my manager has noticed it and decided to bring it up in a casual way. I told him about my symptoms and how my doctor doesn’t want to do anything about it. He recommended me to switch from my current doctor to his since his guy is much younger and is willing to listen.
Well I just got back from my appointment with the new physician and it was an overall positive experience compared to my previous physicians. He for one actually listed to all my symptoms and in the end he said he doesn’t think its Low T that’s the issue but it could be something else. He would like to rule out other things before even thinking of TRT. He ordered some blood work for me to check up on my diabetes and other things. I somehow convinced him to order me a hormone panel test and he actually agreed!!! He said if I can show him the numbers from the new blood work and if they are low than we can look into TRT and do something about it.
Now the only problem I have is I know my numbers weren’t anywhere near <250 total that Kaiser looks at. He wanted me to take the blood work next morning before 10am but I said I can’t as I need to go to work. I told him I can take it on my off Fridays so that would be the 21st in 9 days.
I’m here to ask and see if anyone has ever purposely tanked their own testosterone levels to convince Dr’s to try/start TRT? I’ve have been reading so many posts on this forums and others where guys are feeling like crap and after TRT they feel normal or better. I want to feel like normal again. I want to be able to satisfy my wife in bedroom more than just once a month. Things are dark in bedroom and “down there” and I don’t want to get to the point where we are on the brinks of a divorce or separation because I can’t feel like a real man or make her happy. She is been supportive so far but I don’t want to keep pushing my luck as one day it will run out if I don’t do something about it.
I’ve read Cy Wilson’s Your Doctor, Your Dealer and did some research on my own and most seem to say don’t sleep for two days prior to blood work, drink 4-6 beers and fap crazy to tank the T levels before the test. Unfortunately I don’t drink or smoke. I don’t like the taste or smell of beers. I think if I drank 1 or 2 beers I probably feel like I might puke. It’s the hops in beer that seem to affect the T. I’d much rather take a few shots of tequila or something else to drop the T but they don’t have hops in them. Also about faping…… Problem is I have almost no desire to fap. Like I have no mood to fap or any excitement for it. I can probably do it once before the test but can’t possible do 3-4 times before the test. Any help here would be much appreciated. Would fasting for 3-4 days straight might help? I know if I don’t eat at all, it should help lower my blood sugars so that way I won’t show high diabetic and him trying to justifying putting me on insulin treatment instead of TRT. I got a little over a week to prepare for this test and I don’t want to blow it. I can’t afford to go to these anti-aging clinics since out here they seems to be very expensive. I want to try and get on the treatment through Kaiser if possible.
I’m sorry for the essay but i don’t know what to do. I feel like this is my one opportunity to convince my new physician and want to make it right. Life SUCKS currently. I want to make it better, feel better.