First, I would like to say thank you to all of the people who have blasted this place with helpful info. I'm really digging it here.
I'm thirty, and for the past year I have had low testosterone- but didn't know it till last week. My old doctor never said anything because it was 50 points above the lowest of the â??normalâ?? range. Fast forward to last week and my new psych doctor ordered new labs when I told her I've been sleeping excessive amounts and am always tired. I found this site and was looking forward to seeing a specialist.
Turned out, they stuck with an internal med MD (found out when I got there), and all he said was he wants me to get my testosterone rechecked since the one from a week ago was done too late in the day. I told him I wanted my E2 checked as well since that wasn't ordered on the last set. He told me he wouldn't know what to do with that information at this point and he felt like it would be a waste of money. I think he meant he wants to wait till the new lab is done for testosterone.
I'm feeling bummed. I was thinking this was clear and easy to get treatment for, but I'm confused at this point. Not sure if I should find a new doctor or play it out. Any suggestions or opinions are welcome.
-hair all over and able to grow a beard- bald on top of head
-I carry fat on midsection, especially love handles. Gaining weight.
-No health conditions, symptoms [history]
-NO hair loss drugs or prostate drugs
Testosterone Serum- 328
T3 Uptake- 23
Free Thyroxine Index- 1.5
*Any other labs worth getting?
-Diet is snacking all day. Gained 15lbs in the last month(felt bad before the weight gain)
-No exercise the last couple weeks, but 2-3 days of weights per week before that.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? NO
-Morning wood is gone since last year. Loss of libido.