So many things play a part in this and I’m not a pro or a doc.
I would test the adrenals, stress is a big factor in labido.
Morning cortisol. Should be done at 8 am
Igf-1 if considering hgh therapy but doc my think your looking for hgh so maybe not?
I am sure it is not stress. I am a university student but am currently on summer break and do not have a job or even a care in the world until September. My days consist of going to the gym, hanging out with friends, and relaxing around the house. I am as happy as a dude could be (and quite thankful for it!).
Are the above all related to stress? I can ask for them to be tested anyway in the interest of being thorough but again am quite sure stress is not the problem.
Thyroid- tsh, ft3, ft4… This is a start
[quote]Do a fasting glucose test
I had both of these tested as I suspect immediately perhaps asymptomatic diabetes was to blame as I do have a cousin with diabetes. Both came back great.
[quote]Hav you ever thought of seeing a naturopath or homeopath? If so get a 4 point cortisol test depending on what morning cortisol shows.
Why are you currently seeing an endo? For morning wood?
How do you sleep? Do you wake up frequently? Do you dream? Do you feel refreshed when you wake?
Do you eat properly?
Has anything major happened in you life that may have messed you up. Exp death of a loved one,loss of a job, stress from school, broke up with girlfriend? What if anything and did this happen around the same time you started having issues?
List any other symptoms you have
I will research naturopaths and homeopaths and see if this is something I should pursue. I am indeed seeing an endo purely because of my lack of morning wood. I thought this was likely horomonal and that as a result an endo would be the best fit.
I sleep very well. Like a log. Never wake up unless it is to pee (which I never used to do when I was getting morning wood in high school. I am assuming because the erection kept the urge to urinate somewhat at bay). I do dream sometimes. Most nights I do not (or at least I cannot remember them) but I’d hardly say dreams are unusual. I do feel refreshed upon waking. I do not - nor have I ever - felt the need to use coffee/caffeine to give me an extra push in the morning.
I eat excellent. I am a bodybuilder so I track my diet carefully. About 2700 calories a day split 40 (protein)/20 (carbs) /20 (fat) in terms of macro nutrients %s. All clean and healthy foods.
Again, nothing major has happened in my life that would cause stress or mess me up. No relationship or love life problems. No troubles at work. No family troubles.
Symptoms: no morning wood; no spontaneous erections; notably weaker erections and lower libido than a few years ago (though for both they are still not “awful” or anything)
Possible other symptoms (unsure if this stuff could just be the way I am naturally?): I sweat a lot and this includes in my sleep; I store what little fat I have on my buttox/hips/hamstrings and this fat is rather stubborn
Other than the above I in fact feel extremely healthy and am in excellent shape. Indeed, I overall feel strong, youthful, and energetic. My lack of morning wood just happened slowly over time I guess. I never even noticed it was gone and assumed it was natural to not have it outside of one’s teen years until I read otherwise some time ago.