New member, and seeking advice.
Im a male, 22 years old, and I am experiancing no sex drive and Erectile dynsfunction.
Figuring my age and otherwise good health, I would supect this to be a hormonal problem.
I did blodwork with my doctor and all the results came back within the normal range.
Free T4 18.9 pmol/L 11.0 - 22.0
FSH 3.9 IE/L 1.0 - 12.0
Cortisol 577 nmol/L
LH 9.7 IE/L 1.0 - 10.0
Prolactin 156 mIE/L 100 - 400
SHBG 18 nmol/L 15 - 85
Testosterone 14.3 nmol/L 9.0 - 35.0 (about 417 converted to ng/dl)
TSH 0.66 mIE/L 0.30 - 4.2
Estradiol 0.09 nmol/L 00 - 0.16
Free Testosterone 7.1 3.0 - 14.7
Albumin 47 (36-48)
(note. I have taken 2 additional blod tests for checking total T. The results where 12.3 and 13,5 nmol/L)
(All tests taken before 10AM)
Despite everything is within the normal range, I know how I feel, and I am sceptical.
My total testosterone is not exactly great (especially considering my age), and is ranging in the low normal side of the scale. My LH levels is ranging in the higher. Does this mean somthing is off?
Also Albumin scores at the higher end. Albumin is kidnapping my free test?
I went back to my doctor, and she tells me everything is fine, and continued on to prescribe me some viagra. I also spoke to an Endo, he told me my hormone levels are reasonable, but adviced me to have an examination to rule out hypogonadism. I will.
My low sex drive and ED is not caused by any form of psycological problems, because I do not have them, never had, and even if I did, a pcygological problem so severe that it could take down a 22year old mans sex drive…, I think I would know.
So as far as I can speculate, this leaves my low T-levels to be the cause.
It is not that I refuse to listen to doctors or endos, but so many of them are often “under the influence”. When I consulted my doctor about my low libido and ED, she recommended me taking a walk in the woods, do somthing fun, so I would get a ‘good feling’. Then if the problems where still there, I could come back… Come on!
I know my problems are not physological, and I am being told my problems is not hormonal.
If it is not, I need to get it oud of my head so I can focus on other solutions.
Thats is why I decided to post here on T-Nation, to get some opinions and advices from people I know will give it to me straight.
I need to fix this, I need help, my springtime of youth is jeopardized!
Thank you in advance for any reply.