Hey everyone, I just want to know is it possible to have that high testosterone kind of feeling that makes you feel confident and everything even while on anti-depressants? What exactly is the difference between the natural feeling of well-being you get with good test-osterone levels (due to eating right and working out), and the great feeling you get from taking medication for your depression? From some of the articles i've read here it seems many authors believe that depression and mental health issues are a side effect of low T, at the same time they say that taking anti-depressants further supresses your testosterone, despite the fact that you may feel good on them. I'm a guy who was diagnosed with depression about a year ago and have avoided as much as I can to taking medication because i thought eating right and working out would be better because i wanted to feel testosterone-driven, which did work to an extent (as far as mood improvement goes) even though i still felt really anti-social and didn't care about sex at times. Now I'm at the point where, due to additional stresses in my life, my health has worsened and the original dosage isn't working for me anymore.
Basically I'm hoping someone can clear this up for me on whether or not I can still feel testosterone-driven and confident/Alpha Male-like while taking more meds. I had bloodwork done awhile back on my testosterone levels, and they were in range but on the low side. I'm pretty sure that was due to the depression i still had.
I know this is a long read, but I just want to be that guy thats known as a sex maniac and has a zest for life rather then the guy who needs to take "happy pills" to have a medically-induced euphoria, which should be coming from just eating right and working out.
If someone can recommend me good medication to help me get the feeling I desire, I would really appreciate it.