I got my labs today: total test was 365ng/L on the first lab and 312 on the second. SHBG 20.4 nmol/L. The doc said that the CFT was 9.43.
Exercise and eating were terrible for the past year or so while work was crazy busy. Been lifting and eating mostly clean the past 2 months – will continue this as life is more stable now.
All my other labs were on point except HDL was 36mg/dL and LDL was 129mg/dL both fasted (doc thinks this might be because I’m eating too much red meat).
As far as my symptoms – I do get fatigued during the day, even with a desk job, also brain doesn’t seem as sharp and memory/concentration are noticeably lower. Finally, my performance in the gym is very noticeably worse now compared to when I started lifting a few years ago.
Is my T actually low? Doc said the first was at the bottom of the range & the second was low.
Is the CFT number off as well?
Should I try other avenues before TRT?
Doc thinks I’ll benefit from TRT, but before I commit I want to understand where I’m at and what’s “normal”. So I’m looking for your thoughts.