I am a 27 yr old man who has been diagnosed with low testosterone almost 2 years ago. After unexplained weight gain (75 lbs in 2 years) and severe fatigue, it took several professionals to properly diagnose me. After never using any steriods it appears my pituitary gland magically shut down and my testosterone level was 80. MRI's did not tell anything and brain scans appear to be normal. Endocrinologist after endogcrinologist I am still struggling to find a doctor aggressive enough to treat me properly. After using 5mg/day for several months of topical Androgel, then 10mg/day of Androgel, I was able to increase my test levels over 9 months to 350 then eventually to 405. The doctor would not prescribe any more as he felt the levels were "borderline high". Please note at this point I am 6'2 315lbs @ 27 yrs old. THe next doctor went with injections of test cypionate on the order of 200mg, once every 2 weeks. This teaser was hardly enough to get me going and after 4 months at this treatment level my test levels fell again to 167. The doctor then switched me to 100mg once per week as this increased me to 207. The current doctor does not have any patients currently taking higher dosages and is neverous to increase the treatment level. I am now on doctor # 6 in 2 years and am in the same spot. As a result of the low testosterone I have developed the gout, which somedays I cannot walk out of bed, and often miss work, and I also developed a fatty liver with elevated AST/ALT liver enzymes. Recently I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea as well due to the excessive weight. Recently I have been to exhausted to drive a car after work, let alone go to the gym. Through all of this pain I manage to keep a S/B/D of 600/315/650 raw with test levels lower than most post menapausal women.
I am now in search of a new doctor, however none will properly treat me. My problem is 2 fold. 1 understanding why the pituitary gland suddenly stopped working and 2 how to treat. Metabolism problems such as these often lead to diabetes and more cardovascular disease. The answer is not in simply buying some test which is the easiest solution of them all. Does anyone know of anyone with naturally low test, not coming off cycles etc, or could offer any more suggestions. I have been to all the top doctors listed for endocrinology in the new york/new jersey area.
Any advice would be helpful.
The Defeated One