Hi everyone great forum here has helped me allot to see other individuals situations.
Lets get straight to it. October last year I went to my GP and asked them to take some tests for my testosterone as i believed them to be low. I lift weights regularly and know what Im doing but the reults really have been minimum. My lifts are not shifting and we are not talking bout great lifts either. 220lb for 6 reps, squats 280lbs for 6. Ive been training on and off since I was 16 and I am 26 at the moment. Plus my bench has only gone up so slightly in the last 2 years.
I was on a cut and managed to loose like 20lb and this was watching my micronutrition being careful lifting heavy, sprinting yet I managed to loose allot of muscle. Any way this caused me to go to some tests.
The tests came back and my test is low
serum total testosterone 10.9 11.4 - 28 (average range)
serum shbg 14 18 - 54 (average)
serum free testosterone 277 243 - 571 (Average)
I then had another test months afterwards to see if the results would be similar and they were even worse with my free testosterone being 7.2!
I then got referred to a specialist which took months the whole process has taken close to a year and in the end the specialist told me my test was fine! He explained that because my sex hormone is so low I am actually producing more testosterone then is indicated. I felt he was fobbing me off and I expressed that neither the less the levels are still low but he just stated that numbers can be deceitful and said i look healthy and have a full beard. Although i tried to explain I am fatigued as fu*k and feel my muscle going.
I went back to my GP and he agreed with the specialist. I mean I am still confused how can my levels be ok when there indicated to be bad?
In addition I have the specialist letter in front of me and it says my free androgen index is 99 and the normal range is 25 plus this concerns me because he regards my 10.9 as the middle of the normal range when in fact thats under the border.
I am just looking for some advice I mean i feel tired constantly and i am thinking its due to that would do yall think i should do?