I haven’t posted here in about 10 years. However, I knew this was the place to go to for help.
For the past 8 years I have had extreme anxiety, that got to the point where I was having uncontrollable physical symptoms (profuse sweating, panic attacks, diarrhea, etc). I was always able to control the mental aspects, but physical symptoms due to anxiety is a whole different ball game.
6 months ago I went to the doctor, and I was prescribed Celexa. It worked, but then I went in to a deep depression, so I was prescribed Wellbutrin. My mood feels normalish, but now it’s basically impossible for me to get aroused. Then my doctor gave me Ciallis, and sent me for blood work. I asked my doctor to include testing my testosterone.
Blood work was excellent except for 1 thing. Yep you guessed it. My t-levels are 10.1 nmol/l which is 291 ng/dl. My doctor, who is female, thought those numbers were fine.
The lab says 28.8 - 8.4 is normal, but I knew from my time as a lifter that those numbers are bullshit.
23.1 is average for someone between 35-44, the average for an 85 y.o. man is 13.0!
10.4 is clinically low.
I’m 36, 6’2" 280lbs.
I’ve noticed that my testes are about half the size of other dudes. I don’t look at other dudes nuts, but I’ve been in lots of locker rooms.
So I asked my doctor to send me to a specialist. She said okay, even though she thought it was unnecessary. She also thinks that my low T might be due to my weight, but I think Low T is causing my weight gain.
Here are my questions.
Could the Celexa cause my T to drop?
Could hypogonadism be the reason for my low T?
Are my T levels reason to be concerned?
Could my low T levels be reason for my anxiety?
If I do get prescribed injections should I also take HCG injections as well? (I feel if my nuts shrink anymore they’ll be non existent)
How much can I realistically boost T levels on my own? (zinc supplements, via weight loss, etc)
Any help or advice you guys can help me with would be great.