Not sure if this belongs here or not but worth a shot? I had my T levels tested almost exactly one year ago as follows:
Testosterone, serum 423 348-1197ng/dL
Testosterone,Free 13.07 5.00-21.00 ng/dL
% Free Testosterone 3.09 1.50-4.20 %
TSH 1.350 0.450-4.500 uIU/mL
Thyroxine (T4) 4.9 4.5-12.0 ug/dL
T3 Uptake 35 24-39 %
Free Thyroxine Index 1.7 1.2-4.9
Prostate Specific Ag, Serum 0.6 0.0-4.0 ng/mL
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I 118 88-246 ng/mL 02
Estradiol, Sensitive <3 LOW 3-70 pg/mL 02
I am 36, Fairly healthy and active. I don’t usually have any of the normal symptoms of Low T aside from a slightly decreased libido and some difficulties with ED at times, but not too much anymore. What I find troubling is that after heavy exertion, such as lifting - I can be wiped out for a week or so. I will get brain foggy, weak, lethargic, difficulty with sleeping, low libido, ED …all the symptoms of Low T.
Is it likely that my recovery is affected due to my Lower T levels or perhaps something else? I just find it odd that I feel OK until I push myself in the gym - then I crash hard.
I am thinking about having a consultation with a clinic and getting their opinion as well.
Thanks for any input