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Possible Low T?


#1

m 27, male, 186lbs. Active, eat right. For years now I’ve had no energy, all I want to is sleep. Plus all the other classic symptoms. And some symptoms such as loss of appetite, getting hold and cold sweats, cold hands and feet, all of which I don’t know if low t could be part of. About a year ago I was tested for low t, and all the doctor came back and said is that I was on the low end of normal for my age and they there was nothing he could do.

Well 4 days ago I got tested again by A new doctor and the nurse called and said it came back normal. I asked what my number was and she said 429. Which from all the research I have done seems very low especially for my age. I’m not sure what to do from here. I did make an appointment next week to see and endocrinologist. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


#2

Sounds more like low thyroid function and that can contribute to low T.

Please read these stickies:

  • things that damage your hormones
  • advice for new guys

Evaluate your overall thyroid function by measuring your oral body temperature:

  • when you first wake up, should be 97.7-97.8, higher is OK, 97.3 is a problem’
  • also check for 98.6 mid-afternoon

Thyroid problems can be caused by not using iodized salt. Check label on salt container.
If temps are low, read the thyroid basics sticky.

Labs:
TT
FT
E2
LH/FSH
prolactin
CBC with hematocrit
vit-D25
AM cortisol, do at 8AM

Get and post your labs with ranges. Doc probably checked more than T.
You can get labs on your own and pay out of pocket if doc will not play ball.
You need those labs for an endo so not repeated.
We find that almost all endo’s are quite useless at male hormone issues.