Hello everyone. I’m 32/M, 5’10" 210lbs. About a year ago I had thyroiditis. They did a radio active iodine uptake scan. Radiologist said it was some kind of viral infection of my thyroid. It cycled as they predicted. A few months of overactive then a few months over active. Then it cycled back to “normal” per my tsh levels. was around a 8 month process. I went back to to doctor a few weeks ago to have it checked again. I’m tired all the time, don’t sleep well, weight gain, mood swings, exc. He speculated that it was due to stress, but he did do some lab work:
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He said my thyroid is fine and had me retake testosterone labs on
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He called me today and wants me to start androgel. I’m not sure of the dosage I haven’t picked it up yet. I have been reading all the stickies and will have more info at a later date but I have a few questions.
It seems weird to me that I would have several hormone problems. Does anyone have any thought on that?
Should I ask for a full thyroid panel?
I’m really hesitant at my age to start trt if I don’t need to. Is it possible something else is wrong or are my numbers low enough that I really need to start the androgel?
I’m also concerned about having kids. I still planned on having them.
I think it is odd the doctor would want to start me on trt replacement without looking for any other possible solution, all over the phone. I’m trying to get in to see him tomorrow. If not it will be soon.
Thank you for any guidance.