Completely new here. Someone from reddit directed me here. Said you guys will be able to help me.
Anyway here’s my problem:
I suffer from idiopathic hypersomnia. I’m pretty much out of any other options at this point. My only remaining option is to get in shape and see what will happen
They’re looking into my insulin tolerance test results as we speak. If it shows that there’s nothing wrong with my adrenals and my pituary gland, I’ll be pretty much fucked, as in that case, I’ll have exhausted every single medical diagnosis by that time.
So I’m looking into getting on a low-dose testosterone cycle (proprionate or cypionate) with my doctor monitoring me all the time. Mind you, I do NOT have low testosterone according to tests
Testosterone has some dopamine-increasing effects as far as I know. It can also give you (more) energy to workout, increase your muscle protein synthesis, make you recover from workouts a lot faster, make you lose fat a lot faster and better
At this point it seems that this is my only remaining option - to get in shape. However I’m 100% extremely lethargic, which means not only is it extremely hard for me to exercise but I probably suck at recovering from workouts as well.
Can we discuss this? That’d help me a lot. I know how getting in shape is a huge help in normalizing energy levels. I’ve already corrected my diet.
My lab tests:
Testosterone: 13,4 nmol/L (5.7 - 26.1)
Testosterone free: 1,82% (none)
T3 : 6,11 nmol/L (4.7 - 7.2)
T4: 15,56 nmol/L (10.7 - 18.4)
TSH: 2,9 nmol/L (0.5 - 4.8)
Anti-TPO: <28 (0.0 - 60)
Anti-Thyreoglobulin: <15 (0.0 - 60)
AM cortisol: 158 nmol/L (which increased from 44.8 nmol/L after some weeks of a 50 g fat diet, so by upping my fat intake) (118 - 618)
Cortisol (saliva): 2.2 nmol/L taken at 9:45 AM (3.6 - 28.4)
I also suffer from mild OSAS, AHI = 7.7. My sleep doc says it’s impossible my fatigue is caused by sucj a mild form of OSAS.
So my doctors are saying this is all in my head but I don’t believe so. The only symptoms I have are: Extreme fatigue (sleeping 15 hours a day and still feeling like I haven’t slept for 3 days), dizziness and nausea sometimes. I refuse to believe there’s NOT something seriously fucked up with me endocrinologically or neurologically speaking. Apparently unless you’re dying they don’t take you seriously even if your quality of life is 100% shit!!!
I would greatly appreciate any comments, any hints, anything at this point. My desperation is just insane at this point. I failed 8 fucking subjects in my first year of uni because of the unbearable exhaustion