Weight: currently 177 (in cut phase, then once lean, begin lean gain phase)
How I discovered my low T:
10wks ago I hired a trainer/nutritionist (nation level BB) after 7 yrs of making no progress on my own. He asked for some blood work. Went to my PCP and asked for T, and Thyriod in addition to the normal blood work she wanted. She declined to allow for testing the Testosterone, as ‘this will tell you nothing, there’s no need to check that’! I said put it on the list now, I WANT IT CHECKED!
What do you know…T was 158!!! After getting the blood work back, all she was concerned about was that my liver enzyme numbers were a % or two out of range…I told her no shit they are, I bust my ass in the gym everyday and am currently on a low carb diet to lean up. Those numbers dont mean didly. She also said my blood pressure was a bit high and wanted me to keep track of it…I was so flaming pissed at her theres little question why my blood pressure was high!
So, off to the Uro. More blood work, LH and FSH are good…Primary Hypogonadism. Prescribes 100mg Test E/wk. I say what about HCG and and AI. He says ‘I never use either, your young you won’t need them’. So two days after my first injection I demanded blood work to test my E2, TT, and FT, SHBG, Vitamin D (yes I realize I was a little late with these tests, but I’m being my own doctor here so I’m trying to do the best I can with as fast as I can research this stuff).
Waiting on E2 test results; currently have word in to Uro that either he script me HCG or refer me to a endo and I’ll hopefully force him to give it to me. A)my wife maybe want’s another kid, b)I don’t want balls that look and feel like raisens!
All my other blood work was spot on, cholesterol, thyroid, creatinine, you name it…actually, compared to the blood work I had done about a month before hiring the trainer they have even gotten better.
I’ll update as time goes on, and be back soon with E2 results and my adventures with getting HCG and an AI.
By the way, thanks to all here for all the great information…I know the uro was shocked when I walked in and knew all that I did, and more than he does. Note: my uro’s nurse is my brother in laws wife…she says they have never prescribed either HCG or an AI for any of the numerous cases of TRT that they do. UNFREAKINGBELIEVEABLE!