My name is Kevin, I'm 24 from OHIO. I'm 5'11 155 lbs, 16-18 % bf. I recently found out that I have low testosterone. I inquired about my testosterone levels a couple of months ago upon becoming scared of having klinefelters which I heard of in my biology class. I have had mild gynecomastia since I was 11 years old, and I never thought it was a big deal until I read of Klinefelters; I don't think I have Klinefelters anymore, however due to the absence of elevated LH and FSH and small testis. Despite putting my fears to rest regarding having Klinefelters, I did discover that I have low T. Take a look at my results.
Tot. Testosterone: 238 ng/dl
I tested only once, and I'm going to test again this coming Wednesday. I think my situation is a bit odd since I don't really have Primary hypogonadism, but also because I don't have your traditional Secondary hypogonadism which is low LH and FSH. I began thinking of reasons why my testosterone is low, and I have several theories but I won't confirm any of them until I get more stuff tested. My list of things that I believe may have lowered my testosterone include; prolactin secreting pituitary tumor (I get a lot of tension headaches, and poor vision, it's really odd), Hashimotos (I get horrible headaches upon eating stuff like bread, or highly processed foods, I'll feel like crap for about a week), Hypo or hyperthyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, maybe cushings although I am not obese but I do gain weight quite easily and I have a fat belly for my weight. Other than that list I have no idea on what the heck is suppressing my testosterone.
Some symptoms I have are:
1.) Mild gyno like I said
2.) My erections suck, I don't get as horny as I used to when I was like 15, I also don't masturbate much and I have never had sex. It's not that I don't want to have sex, but I can just deal without it, and I don't search it as often as I should.
3.) Energy kind of blows, I sleep eight hours, wake up at 8 AM, am tired by around 6 PM.
4.) lack of muscle tone. A lot of fat on my belly and lovehandles.
5.) This is weird but I think I have food allergies. Whenever I eat something like gluten, I go into this horrible mode, I'll feel like I have the flu. It doesn't end there, whenever I drink a fruit juice, I'll get this throbbing headache for the next 3 days. Also when I eat something processed or with HFCS, I'll also feel like shat. My diet has been reduced to unseasoned rice and meat for the past couple of months, and it sucks balls. These symptoms started only a couple of years ago, and I went through a period of being really depressed, unmotivated, unable to concentrate, and anxious. Since fixing my diet I feel better but I still feel like something is missing.
6.) Thin wrists, and I feel like I haven't grown properly. I'm shorter than both my dad and brother. I have not grown at all since around 8th or 9th grade. I also got some long arms, although this seems to be inherited since everyone in my family has long arms, especially my brother he has the reach of like a 6'5 man although he's only 6'1.
Anyhow I see the doc in 2 days, so I'll keep y'all updated on what I find out. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.