I want to introduce myself, share my experience and hopefully someone can pin point what is going on with me.
Iï¿½??m 42, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weigh 200 lbs with body fat between 10-12 percent. Two years ago I was able to run 3-5 miles easy and ran a few half marathons. Now I struggle to run a mile. I gone from benching 225 8-12 times and now only 4-5 times. Recently my arms and legs feel extremely fatigue most parts of the day. After my workouts (4 days a week) Iï¿½??m sore for 2-3 days, two years ago it was almost unheard of me to feel the soreness. I started Welbutrin a couple of weeks ago and hoping this will help my hopelessness. Iï¿½??m depressed because of the way I feel, not home life or work. I tied AndroGel last year for a month but did not feel much better. I absord the gel just fine because my test results showed my T levels went up over 800 and as expected my LH and FSH dropped.
I found a new Endo last month and he ran some numbers which I listed below. He started me back on the gel. I feel a little better but still feel the same weakness in the limbs especially in my thighs. I would like to know if this is normal for low T and is the gel the answer. How long does it take to see improvement.
Total T 334 250-1100 ng/dL
T, Free 33.4 L 46.0-224 pg/mL
T, Bioavailable 70.2 L 110.0-575.0 ng/dL
SHGB 44 (high normal) 9-45 nmol/L
Alubumin Serum 4.6 3.6-5.1 g/dL
FSH 1.5 L 1.6-8.0 mIU/mL
LH 2.7 1.5-9.3 mIU/mL
T-4, Free 1.1 0.8-1.8ng/dL
TSH 3rd gen. 2.00 0.40-4.50 mIU/L
Vitamin B12 700 200-1100 pg/mL
Folate. Serum >24.0 greater than 5.4 normal
Glucose 96 65-99 mg/dL
I had other things that were tested, CBC etc all normalï¿½?ï¿½ and he would not test for estradiol because he said I do not display any of the symptoms.
Many thanks to all