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Low Tests/Naturally Raising


#1

Age: 30
Height: 74"
Weight: 214#
Waist: 35"
Neck: 16"
DOD BF%: 16%

Last 2 sets of tests:
23APR2015:

Testosterone SERUM 226 (L) ng/dL Reference Range: 348-1197
Testosterone Free SERUM 7.4 (L) pg/mL Reference Ranger: 8.7-25.1

24MARCH2015:

Testosterone SERUM 188 (L) ng/dL Reference Range: 348-1197
Testosterone Free SERUM >50.0 (H) pg/mL Reference Ranger: 8.7-25.1

Body hair: Dense, covering 75% of body
Facial hair: Thick/dense, required to shave daily for work

Fat carried in abdomen/love handles, and pectorals
RX and OTC:
Nexium for several years
Motrin 800mg for 18 months
OTC Thermo/Fat Burners

Current:
Multi-Vitamin
Fish Oil
Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM
Vitamin D3 2,000 IU
ZMA

Diet:
Low carb:
Breakfast: 2 eggs, meat, vegetable, cheese (I food prep Sunday and make frittata)
Snack: Carrots and hummus, greek yogurt, isopure low carb protein
Lunch: Salad (spinach/kale/arugula, tomatoes, cucumber, vinaigerette) meat
Snack: Peanut/Almond butter, banana, isopure low carb protein
Dinner: Vegetable and meat.

Training:
Past: Sporadic (5/3/1, Starting Strength, Stronglifts, Military Athlete, HITT)

Current: 5/3/1 2 days per week, run progression 3 days per week

No testes ache, fever, etc... I recently have been much colder than normal. In addition my wife regularly asks what's wrong, or comments that I seem sad and I have no explanation for her.

Morning wood/erections, strong when I get them, but they are not regular.


#2

Last test came back at 126.

Naval Hospital kicked me out in town. Anyone know a good doctor in Jacksonville, NC?


#3

You have low T. That is the symptom, not the cause.

You need these labs:
TT
FT
E2
prolactin
LH/FSH <<< very important
TSH
fT3
fT4

Please post more labs, with ranges, if you have them.

When did this start and did that follow a blow to the head, accident or whiplash?

Please read the advice for new guys sticky and note the first paragraph!

Your feeling colder suggests that you have low thyroid function. That can be as simple as not using iodized salt which can affect the whole family.

We need to get you fixed up

So read these stickies:

  • advice for new guys
  • thyroid basics
  • finding a TRT doc