Okay so here goes nothing…
26 years old
Male (or at least I was until I seen my bloodwork )
So as I posted above is my blood work that reflects my hormone panel as well as my cholesterol, mineral, blood panel. What prompted me to get this test done was a huge list of lingering hangover symptoms that never seemed to dissipate after college (4 years ago).
Drank alcohol socially (weekends), since I was about 17-18. marijuana use for about 4 years between the ages of 15-19, and seldom use after that age. sports from the age of 9-18 (baseball, track, football), 1 semester of rugby in college. Frequent gym goer from 16-25. supplementation: preworkout daily for about 5 years (19-24, I know, a bit fucking excessive), occasional fat burners, 2 known pro hormones with proper pct, and ONE 6 week cycle of test prop @ 1ml once-a-week (6 ml total)*.
*This low of a dose was incredibly stupid but till this day I still don’t believe it contributed to such low testosterone levels now but, “what the hell do I know?” italian voice
anxiety, depression, irritability, low concentration, low motivation, apprehension, bad sleep, guilt. with a majority of these symptoms compounding in the last 6 months.
overall weakness, low sex drive, nerve twitches, lethargy
been doing keto/carnivore recently, however with this new depression its been sporadic and can get off track very fast. Cut out alcohol and caffeine the post 3 weeks. Ive seen a very, very slight improvement in cognition, but hey, “what the hell do I know?” italian voice. supplementing currently with vitamin D 250% daily, b vitamin complex, collagen, probiotics, boron, and occasionally theanine.
testicals are normal size, I don’t have a micropenis, definitely don’t have any real body hair, my facial hair is very thin as well (just like my dad, whom has ZERO of my ailments @ 56y/o). no family history of hypogonadism/hypothyroidism. a few relatives have general anxiety, but no immediate family.
Interesting side note however…(get a load of this)
My mother was still taking birth control while she was pregnant with me for about 4 months while I was in the whom. So my thought process leads me to believe this is HPTA related but this all seems so onset? whereas the first 22 years of my life were met with virtually no health problems apart from slight allergies and eczema.
Been seeing my family doctor and have started looking into my issues and the crossroads were at right now have been a secondary, fasted blood test to confirm the first set of tests. which leaves me to stew in my decrepit state of being.
If theres any internet person out there that might have any real insight into my situation and would be willing to give some advice id greatly appreciate it!