So a few months ago, back in June, I had my testosterone levels checked and I will list the results below but first wanted to give a little background information. I am 28 years old, workout consistently and follow a clean diet, rarely drink, try to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night, etc.
The past few months before I had to get surgery (hip dislocation to fix hip socket impingement on my right side) I tried to eat a little bit more to increase lean mass but basically I only ended up adding fat in my chest, and lower belly and love handles unfortunately. Right now I am currently recovering from surgery but started doing some light upper body work just to keep myself from going crazy.
So I never thought about getting my levels checked basically I thought I was fine being in my 20s, following a good diet and exercise plan, no alcohol but decided to ask my doctor to have my levels checked just to be safe because I had noticed I was getting fatigued real easy, was losing some strength and gained some fat and when I got the results back he was fine with them because they were within ‘range’. I talked with him again and he referred me to an endo… met with the endo and she basically told me to try viagara.
After reading more and more about low T, I realized that maybe some of the issues I had in life that I previously thought were just a normal part of living, may actually be caused by some deficiencies. As long as I can remember I have had really bad anxiety, issues falling asleep/ staying asleep, no major depression but 1-2 times a week it seemed like out of no where I would just get really bummed out for no apparent reason. Recently things have gotten worse with concentration issues at work and in general, issues with remembering things, no motivation even though in my mind I want to do a lot more but when it comes to it my motivation isnt there when I need it.
From doing some reading here I need to start with taking my temperature 3x a day, I noticed recently I do get cold rather easily. I dont take any iodine salt in my diet right now but that may be a good place to start? I am just looking to feel ‘normal’ and I appreciate help from anyone.
Here are my labs from June, I hope to get them retested soon and go from there.
HGB 14.1 g/dl 14-18 g/dl
TSH 2.66 mIU/L .4-4.0
T4, free 1.04 ng/dl .8 - 1.5
TT 362 ng/dl 250-1150
Free T 64.4 pg/ml 35-150
-describe body and facial hair - body hair is limited mainly to arms and lower legs. Not much elsewhere, outer eyebrows very thin, facial hair is patchy and slow to grow
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - In the past few months I seemed to be storing a lot more fat in my lower stomach and love handles and in my chest
-health conditions, symptoms - no major health conditions - i did have surgery on my hip 4 weeks ago to fix labrum tears and reshape my femur to sit better in my hip socket
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever - no
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-lab results with ranges
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] - diet is clean, 35p/35f/30c, lean proteins, eggs, veggies, fruits, etc.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training] - just started doing some light upper body lifting this past week after having surgery a few weeks ago. would typically do light cardio a few times a week such as incline walking but cant do that currently.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? I guess thinking back on it now there were a few instances in which I would get random pain in the testes but didnt really think anything of it. It was just completely random and nothing too persistent
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - morning wood rarely happens anymore these days, maybe 1 time a month if lucky. will still get some nocturnal erections every once in a while if i wake up in the middle of the night and have to go pee.