Hey everyone. I am a 23 year old male 6’0 170 pounds. I have been skinnyfat for a while and have a very hard time putting on strength+size despite a pretty spot on diet(protein,fats,veggies,balance) I recently had my test levels checked in January and the results are as follows:
Metric : my result :(ref range)
Total T: 168 ng/dl : (241-827 ng/dl)
Free T: 16.8 : (48.2-169.6 nl)
SHBG: 78.9 nl : (17.3-65.8)
Bio T: 50.8 nl : (113.1-397.7)
PRL: 4.03 ng/ml : n/a
TSH: 1.43 ulU/ml : (.4-4.0)
Free T3: 2.13 PG/ML: (2.3-4.2)
Free T4: 1.02 ng/dL : (.89-1.76)
Vitamin D: 42.3 ng/mL : (30-100)
I have a variocele in my left teste but was told it was very common.
I have a follow up in 6 weeks so i have until then to make a decision. Im scared in terms of fertility, being reliant on a needle, etc. I’ve also been unable to gain hardly any muscle in my 5 years of training & store fat in the feminine areas despite hard lifting, good diet, etc. I gain fat very easily & exhibit all of the normal signs of low test, occasional morning wood, weak and lack of erections, low sex drive. I am not depressed or anything, but had a bit of a bout with some aspect of depression 3 years ago whilst at school(homesick, typical stuff.).
Also worth mentioning that prior to when I was 19 years old I was 255 lbs & obese most of my childhood. Lost 75 pounds in the matter of 1 year & have been around 170-180 since that time. So this may have hindered puberty/etc?
I have had an MRI of my pituitary gland that showed no tumor/abrasions.
- Given my levels, should I hop on TRT?
- What should I do for fertility?
- Will it make me feel better?
- Are the injections easy to do on my own?
- Can I travel with the injections given that it would be prescribed?
- Will it make my nipples puffy/ me gain fat?
- Whats a good injection amount/protocol?