20 yr old male
6 foot 4
Ever since about a year ago I noticed a huge decline in my sex drive and my lifting. At the gym, I haven't been getting the same "pump" that I am used to getting and it has gotten extremely hard for me to build muscle and lose fat like I used to. I used to be a gym rat but now the gym feels like a waste of time because it doesn't feel the same.
My sex drive is basically non existent to the point that i have to force myself to masturbate and erections are never full or completely hard. No morning wood either. Back in high school I played football and suffered a lot of concussions that ultimately ended my playing career. I then suffered another concussion about 3 months after I started feeling these symptoms too. I have read online that concussions can cause pituitary issues that can also cause these symptoms.
I feel energized most of the time and my total testosterone seems to be in range, but I feel as if the problem may lie with my free testosterone because those numbers seem to be in the lower ranges. My gynecomastia has also increased somewhat since I have started to feel these symptoms too.
Ultimately, I am the kind of guy who is used to living life at a fast pace. I enjoy lifting and playing sports and I also enjoy the ladies too but in the past year I haven't been able to do these things that I love.
The last endocrinologist said everything was in range and the urologist that I saw said everything looked okay too. I am seeing a new endocrinologist in 2 weeks who I am praying will help solve my problem. My lab result numbers are in the image column below. Do you guys think it could be the fact that my SHBG levels are high? or that it could have anything to do with my LH or FSH levels? Any advice or explanation would be a huge help.
ALSO - my thyroid is supposedly working completely fine according to the doctor. Could it be that I have high estrogen levels?