I’m due to see a TRT specialist in Australia in the next few weeks (Dr Adrian Zentner) but wanted to seek a bit of guidance on here beforehand!
I originally went to my GP to get some closure around depression and got some blood work done to make sure - turns out my Testosterone levels came back super low which made me have some additional blood work done just to make sure. Given my symptoms - I wanted some clarification on my two T readings, I’ve had conflicting conversations saying they’re within range but for my age they are super low - right?
Weight: 185lbs ish
Lifting: 4 or so years, 185/190 deadlift, 150 squat (pre injury) and 100 bench - KG!
Mostly store a lot of my fat around my lower abs and thighs.
Clean diet & limited drinking - never smoke or anything.
Blood work / symptoms:
Symptoms: depression, inability to think clearly, brain fog, negative outlook, poor memory, low motivation, poor energy regardless of sleep, erectile dysfunction, lack of sex drive, work performance has taken a huge hit, no morning erections (very rare), digestive issues (potentially IBS) and find it hard to get a full erection.
1st Reading - 9.3 (11.5-32) (Low)
2nd Reading - 11.5 (11.5-32)
Free T: 211 (260-740) (Low)
SHBG: 37 (15-50)
FAI: 31.1 (15-100)
TSH: 1.08 (0.40-3.50)
FSH: 2.6 (1-12)
LH: 3.2 (0.6-12)
Prolactin: 160 (80-500)
Dr Z is requesting some additional blood work for me for our consultation in the next few weeks - but is there anything I can do in the intermin? Also - would appreciate some help on my results as I’m having a hard time understanding my overall results!
I’ve been digging a lot into TRT - and understand its a big jump and commitment espicially with my age. Given my readings and symptoms so far - should I be even considering TRT? I’m doing everything you should be doing to have a healthy T level - healthy eating, training, sleeping etc but the question is am I jumping the gun here? Realistically I’d like to explore all the avenues and use TRT if I absolutely have to- would it be worth working with an Endo to do further testing alongside Dr Adrian Zentner?
Thanks a lot guys.