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Over 50 Powerlifter Possibly Starting HRT

I saw my urologist and described the things I was experiencing; low libido, training 5-6 days a week with an immaculate diet and gaining body fat, inability to concentrate for any length of time at work, anxiety/depression particularly at night and keeping me awake, other issues sleeping well. He indicated that it seemed like a classic case of low T levels and he took blood for testing. So … It looks like I will be on HRT soon.

He is running 2 separate tests; One is the general T test and one is supposedly a ‘special test’ to detect if some sort of enzyme is normally present in my bloodstream that would ‘gobble up’ my T as it is produced. He is doing the 2nd test since I have classic symptoms but my last T test showed ~500 a few years ago. The results should be in within a week …

Anyway, I really have no idea what to expect and I’m not really sure what questions I should be asking. I thought I’d ask here and see if anyone had any advice or thoughts to offer up …

Thanks in advance