Finally got tested for testosterone levels last week, after a couple years of always being tired, moody, low sex drive, and not sure if a result of low-T, but very low to no gains lifting. Here’s all the stats.
Dr. did go ahead and perscribe me testosterone. She gave me the option of topical vs injections, and I chose injections. Originally wanted to do every 2 weeks, but agreed to weekly. Dropped the script off, but they had to order so I’ll get it tomorrow, so I don’t have the exact details. Pretty sure though it said 200mg/ml, and it will be 1ml per week. Could be wrong though, and will update tomorrow when I pick it up. For now, I’ll be doing the injections at the clinic (doesn’t cost me anything), but will probably opt to do them myself down the road to do them twice weekly.
Going to start shots (probably tomorrow or Friday), and then have my blood drawn in 4 weeks on a Monday. They will be checking TT, FT, and PSA.
Asked her about AI, and this is were it got difficult. She told me none of the books/protocols covered testing E2, and that it would only be a problem if I took a bunch of DHEA. She wouldn’t test for it, and said she’d have to refer me to an endo for that. I didn’t bother asking about hCG after that. I think I’ll go with her through the initial consultation, then switch back to my normal family doctor. I think he’d be more open to testing E2, and discussing AI and hCG. If not, I’ll figure something else out.
-waist–wear size 36 pants, but think actual waist is 38 or 39"
-describe body and facial hair–can grow decent beard, and overall fairly hairy (hair on chest, legs back). facial hair does seem to grow fairly slowly though.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed–fat is mostly around midsection, little in chest/face. very little on rest of body. hasn’t really changed that I’m aware of.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]–Tired a lot, low energy, low sex drive, moody/depression (sometimes fairly severe). Brain seems fuzzy at times.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever–Take advair for mild asthma, otherwise nothing except occasionally ibuprofen or allergy pill.
-lab results with ranges
Testosterone, serum—164 ng/dL—348->1197
Free testosterone (Direct)—6.2 pg/mL—8.7->25.1
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]–Eat roughly 2,000 cals a day. Not super healthy, but not terrible.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]–doing 5/3/1 3 days a week. Tried to do cardio a few days a week, but not energy/motivation
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?–sometimes ache, not noticed that its with a fever.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed–Rarely have either, but do occasionally.