For a while now had depression / anxiety issues. Now have zero libido, no motivation, irritability, gum disease, poor sleep, loss of strength and fat on the belly. Lack of emotional feelings or desire to do anything leading to frustration and anger are the main issues.
I’ve read the stickies, or ex-stickies, and think I follow most of them
Been to the doctor after finally getting appointment. To his credit didn’t want to stick me on SSRI a 3rd time, wanted to do blood checks. I gave him the list I’d copied out from here of hormonal, thyroid and adrenal. He said oh yes we’ll cover all that. On checking hes going to cover E2, he says no that’s a female hormone we never check in men, even if they have breast cancer. Then he goes on to ask where this all comes from, I explain this site. He asks what happens if E2 is too high then? I explain AI etc. He asks where is this done? The US I say. Instant dismissal “Oh we would never do that here!”. Mmm so Americans are biologically different I think…
Anybody ever got very far with this in the UK? And if not where is it worth complaining to? Im sick of getting the patronising doctor fob off. This is my third time of trying
Age: 38yr 10mth
Height: 5ft 10in
Describe body and facial hair: Reasonable facial hair, full head of hair, on body heavy patch on chest and stomach, finer hair all over, thicker on calves and forearms.
Describe where you carry fat and how changed: pot belly stomach, a little around the back and on chest. Always like this
Health conditions, symptoms: Gingivitis bleeding gums, dry flaky skin on scalp particularly
Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: None
Thyroid: Temperature 36C on waking 36.5C pm. However may be digital thermometer issue, my wife is similar, and doctor said it was fine today. Didn’t catch what he said it was though
Lab results with ranges:
Not back yet
Describe diet: Oats and milk am, lunch chicken with sweet potatoes or similar, family dinner meat + veg home cooked fresh, supper likely oats and milk again.
Describe training: Just down to gym 2x week whole or half body weight train. Strength levels slowly going down, cant do what I used to.
Testes ache, ever, with a fever? Not noticeably
How have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: Less of them nowadays. Probably not as strongly either. no nocturnal