First of all, I’m 39. Next, I never said I went to my doctor and said “I’m depressed and I think my testosterone is too low.” I had been going to the first doctor for years and he wouldn’t even entertain the idea of testosterone being a problem. From the get go when I mentioned my symptoms, he diagnosed it as depression.
We tried several anti-depressants and nothing got better. In fact, the erection problems worsened. So then he just threw Levitra at it. I wasn’t any better and my self esteam was even worse. He just kept wanting to try different anti-depressants. I got tired of his bullshit and found a new doctor.
This one is my age and a few friends of mine told me he was very easy to talk to. During the time I was with my first doctor, I started trying to find out for myself what else could be going on. I found some stuff on the internet, where I also ran across this forum, and everything sounded like it was my testosterone. That is why I mentioned it to my new doctor.
I didn’t go to him and say, “Hey Doc, I’m depressed and I think it’s because my testosterone is low.” I’m F—ing miserable and I got right to the point with him. I told him what all my symptoms are and that I need to do something, and I didn’t care what, to get better. I told him that I had no luck with the anti-depressants. I wish I would have stressed to him that it was my opinion that my testosterone was too low up front.
Because he ordered a blood and urine test and I didn’t find out until the follow-up that he didn’t even test for that or estrogen. He focused on my thyroid, which turned out to be fine. At the follow-up, he floored me when he said that he thought I had depression and that he wanted to try an anti-depressant. I told him I had my share of those and that I didn’t want anymore.
I had printed out a bunch of material on TRT and took it to the follow-up. He looked at it for all of 30 seconds and said that it would be very unusual at my age for this to be a testoserone or estrogen problem. I again told him that I was starting to get gyno and was having erection problems, and all the other !@%#% symptoms.
He looked at my labs again and then asked if I snore. I said yes. He then said that I probably have sleep apnea and said that it can cause all the symptoms that I have. He referred me to a sleep specialist for a sleep study. The next day I cancelled it. My damn sleep problems came from me becommimng a fat-ss after all these symptoms came on. I snore because I am now a fat-ss. I didn’t become a fat-ss because I snore.
I don’t understand why no one wants to talk about TRT. I tried talking to him about it, but da-n, how much do you argue with a doctor? I’m sick of this sh-t.
I understand after getting the responses on this board and doing some other research that I really need complete labs. The problem is that I don’t have a bunch of money lying around to pay for all this. My dam- insurance won’t cover it if my doctor won’t go for it. I will get the labs as soon as I can. I’m pretty sure I’ve made this clear, I am absolutely miserable.
As for your question about my body comp., I don’t know a number. It is safe to say my body comp. qualifies as FAT-SS! My nutrition is for shi- and I get very little exercise. Maybe I wasn’t clear in my earlier posts when I said I have absolutely no more energy, drive, ambition or enjoyment of life. I’m not making excuses bro, I just can’t muster up anything. I have some numbers from the labs my doctor did, I’ll post them shortly.