31 year old male
I have been working rotating shift work for about 3 years now. I shift between days and nights. I have felt beyond tired and not motivated for about a year now. I went to get physical and asked if they would test for testosterone. Results are 273 ng/dl. The range was ~250-1100. I started this job in great health and have gained about 30 pounds in 3 years and rarely have the time or energy to exercise.
My first question is, how much does rotating shift work and lack of sleep effect your testosterone levels? Second is, being 31 and a level of 272, what are the chances of getting on T? Third, if I get on T, can I ever get off of it and be normal? I am hoping this lack of energy and other side effects are caused by my job and I am planning on having another job within a year or two.
So, I am hoping I can get on T for a year or two and then try getting off of it when I get more of a normal schedule to see what happens. Thanks for the advice.