I was forced off TRT do to organ dysfunction do to iron deficient the entire time I was on TRT and is why I struggled all the time. I always did best the first couple of weeks and as I got closer to 6 weeks, I just lost all the good feelings and became irritable, exhausted and fatigued.
It got to the point where doctors were seeing multiple organ dysfunction that is the result of long term iron deficiency. Doctors thought I had heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure etc. All organ checked out and I went to my doctor with iron labs from almost 3 years ago and said this is iron deficiency.
I was pissed because none of my brain dead doctors mentioned anything about iron deficiency because they saw iron at 61 (60 to 170 mcg/dL) and you know how it goes, “in range is normal”.
So I started TRT and became deficient almost immediately. So when new members come in here and say my thyroid labs are all within normal ranges, it pisses me off.
Sick care doctors equals in range is normal, there is no critical thought. My GP recently told me my potassium was good, it was 3.5 (ranges 3.5-5.0) and still have all symptoms of low potassium, I want to let him have it!
No critical thought, just a robot!