So I’m 19 and had precocious puberty at age 10, leading to the discover of a brain tumor affecting my hypothalamus. I was put on “Lupron Depot” for about 5 years. I had surgery last September, and radiation therapy last December-January. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland received a full dosage of radiation.
The past several months I have not been feeling myself (significantly decreased libido primarily, and more recently decreased hunger), and am curious if my hormones may have something to do with it.
My long-time endocrinologist assured me that “I’m fine,” and when I pressed him to explain why he thought I was fine, he wouldn’t. He’s no longer my endo.
So in addition to some feedback about my labs, I’d appreciate if anyone knows a decent endocrinologist in the Phoenix area.
Thanks for your help. Here’s a quick summary:
-19 years old
-moderate chest hair, patchy facial hair
-I carry fat around my stomach (so do my father and grandfather)
-Brain tumor near hypothalamus leading to precocious puberty. Recent radiation of hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
-Currently only taking Tylenol as needed for headaches (about 1g every other day)
-My diet consists largely of dairy (full-fat), berries, oranges, peanut butt-er and banana sandwiches, frozen vegetables (about 2 servings of broccoli, 1 of peas, 1 of carrots daily), and Mexican food of all varieties
-I lift about 3 times per week, one day of legs and upper-body pulls, one day of shoulders and upper body push, and one day of Olympic lifting. I also do one recreational cardio event per week, such as hiking, basketball, or racquetball.
-no testicular discomfort
-perhaps slightly less frequent morning wood (much less wood in general)