This is my first post on T-Nation, I actually created an account to reply to this.
I felt like I should share my experience with you, as it may help you.
- natural lifter, have been lifting for about 3 years.
- 6" and am weighting 80kg
I am 19 years old and I was diagnosed with Low testostrone about 11 months ago (while I was 18). The doctors sent me for repeated blood work and it seemed like my levels were naturally low.
Just like yourself, I was on anti-depressants at the time (Prozac/Fluoxetine) and Diazipam (same chemical compound as Valuim).
Cut a long stroy short, I read 100s of online pages about anti-depressants causing an increase of eastrogen and a decrease in testosterone.
There are 100s of lab reports, look into them yourself.
Me being me, I decided to stop taking them. - stupidly, I didn’t taper them down and got some bad side effects. But after a month I’ve felt better than i ever have.
I have been for bloodwork since being off them and my levels have gone from:
(im not sure what units these are, but i was told a number above “10” was a ‘normal’ testosterone level)
TEST ONE - 2.8
TEST TWO (Three months apart) - 2.7
(stopped my anti-depressants)
TEST THREE (Three months apart from test two) - 4.2
TEST FOUR (Two weeks ap[art from test three) - 6.1
TEST FIVE (again, three months after test four) - 9.3
Again, not sure on the units etc. but anything above “10” is good for a male, anything lower is low test levels.
Now I’m not suggesting you do the same, I do not know your medical history, but I am providing you with ONE option of what your cause of low testostrone may be.
It may be out of conicidence for myself, but I feel like any feedback is better than none when youre looking for information online.
Feel free to drop me a message
I hope some of this information helps and i hope you get sorted!