I’m currently scheduled in to see a specialist in the next few weeks but wanted to seek some guidance off of you guys if that’s alright.
I’ve been to the GP over the past few years due to depressive symptoms but only recently in the last year have had my levels checked. First reading came back very low which made me look into this more. I’ve had 2 additional blood work samples from then, which I’d love a bit of help in interpreting. I’m going to get some additional work done in the next couple of weeks including T3, T4 etc. Below are my stats & symptoms and have attached my blood work for you guys as well;
Age: 22 male
Storing fat: Thighs & hips
Health conditions: All OK - not on any medication or any previous history.
Diet: Balanced diet with 4 litres of waters a day - rarely drink and never smoke.
Training: 3/4x week strength training (hard to progress in the gym - lose fat etc)
Symptoms: lack of motivation, energy, concentration/brain fog, work performance, ED, sex drive, performance in the bedroom, knee pain (isn’t healing - rehabbing but isn’t budging), depression (flat mood and lack of enjoyment), slow progress in the gym over the past 3 or so years.
Given my latest Testosterone reading I’m not sure where I’m at in terms of next steps, I wanted to address this over the year to see if my symptoms have improved but nothing has changed regardless of my nearly double Testosterone reading.
I’m seeing the specialist in April and wondered if there is anything I should be aware of before hand? Obviously TRT is my last choice in terms of what I want to do but I’m not sure if these symptoms could be the root course of anything else? Apart from getting the full thyroid pannel + t reading + full blood work is there anything else you’d recommend in doing?
Btw - appreciate the 3rd T reading has come back a lot higher, but the question is; is this an optimal level to be at for my age if I have EVERYTHING in check, sleep; diet; etc?
Thanks for your help!