Please read the stickies found here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/about-the-t-replacement-category/38/2?u=ksman
- advice for new guys
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
You need these labs:
fasting cholesterol - can be too low
Almost all doctors are idiots when it comes to male hormone care. Endo's see to do the stupidest things and Urologists are typically bad and take a rather narrow view of things. The best is an enthusiastic and cooperative GP.
Thyroid can really be a critical factor for energy, mood and libido and we see quite a few hints that low thyroid function can affect other hormones. If you have not been using iodized salt, there can be problems from that.
Doctors are mostly slaves to lab ranges and TT=500 does not get much traction, but TT=500 is certainly not optimal.
You will need to get educated by reading the stickies so you can deal with the doctors. You cannot be passive.
Your goal is to first look for causes of your low T that many be correctable. At your age, lower T levels is a symptom, not the disease.
Good hormone care in LA can be expensive as there are too many wealthy clients.