Once you get your tests and if they are low/low normal (<400ng/dl), I would bring those to your doc. If they’re between 400ng/dl-650ng/dl, I would follow pcdudes advice and cut back on your exercise and eat more calories. If they’re above that, it’s probably something else. Exercised-induced hypogonadism is a terrible thing and can take years to recover. If you take to doc and he immediately recommends TRT, peace out and find a new doctor. A good one will attempt to solve and use TRT as a last resort. TRT is an awesome thing for THOSE THAT NEED IT, it’s by far not a panacea. Many guys feel worse on TRT bc it’s not what they need. I apologize for the tangent.
Get a bloodtest on your own. Private Labs MD. Go in before work since most labs open before 8. Takes 10 min tops depending on how far away from a LabCorp you live.
-Get female hormone panel (CBC, Comp metabolic, lh, fsh, TT, E2) for around 50 bucks. Test results in 24 hours. I know it’s female but it won’t say that on the lab report.
Otherwise you’re just in the dark. [/quote]
I’ll be a full-time student in a week and a half, so before 8 is no problem right now. This may be a little ignorant, but what’s a “LabCorp?” Is that like some lap place that’s independent of a hospital, I’ve never heard of one, assuming it’s a ‘brand,’ so to speak. So closeness may be an issue.
It’s basically a nationwide laboratory service company. They have a lab finding service on the website Private Labs website. You basically go and order for like 50 bucks, they email you the lab order forms, you print out, then you take it in to the closest location. They take the lab orders and you get your results the next day. Make sure you are fasting 12 hrs and you do it early AM. It’s cheaper to go through your doctor but this is quicker. [/quote]
Thanks, like I said, I’ve never heard of it before. I checked their site out, and there’s one like 25 miles away. I’ll check my option with the doc and this. Also, pending what they find, will the doc accept their paperwork and begin treatment, if necessary?[/quote]
No, no, no, tangent appreciated. This is exactly the stuff I need to know, thank you.