I have a question about some blood work I had done, particularly about the free testosterone test. The only reason why it confuses me is that there is a whole buttload of different tables and inconstant data floating around the internet. I am 22 years old. 6’1 in height and 135 pounds with clothes on and can’t gain an ounce of muscle no matter how hard I try. I have crappy erection quality and occasional lose erection during intercourse. ANYWHO my general practitioner had my “TESTOSTERONE FREE” levels checked, and my results were 12.3 pg/mL (pico grams per mililiter). The range of the lab I had tested (Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane WA) was 5.0- 40 pg/ml. I’m within the range, granted in the low 30% but within the range none the less.
Where I get confused is that there are no other studies I can find where FREE TESTOSTERONE was tested in pg/ml where the range matches the range on my blood chart. For example the http://www.mens-hormonal-health.com/normal-testosterone-levels.html has free testosterone levels by age and in pg/ml but it seems like their ranges must be completely different of I would have the testosterone of a 150 year old dead woman. Perhaps I was tested in a different manner or I am comparing two different testosterone levels yet both labeled free testosterone and measured in pg/ml. Thanks for your time.
Weight 135 lb
-Little chest hair, normal leg hair, 0 back hair, facial hair present but not very full. Hair likes to fall out a lot along the sides of my head, I can grab a patch in the shower between my forefinger and thumb and sometimes get 5-10 or more hairs. Hair stylist says I have some “cowlicks”
-I get shaky if I don’t eat or use medium burst of energy, almost like a hypoglycemic would
-I have frequent urination problems
-poor erection quality and lose erection during intercourse but doc tested me on cialis to see if my “pipes” are working, seems to be effective. Also seem to be kinda “numb”
-0 morning erections apart from the “cialis test”
-sometimes I get achy testicles
-Low energy / chronic fatigue
-sleep a lot more than 10 hours a day
-lack of interest yet not full on depressed, maybe a middle zone
-Foggy mind and trouble concentrating, doc put me on aderol because he thinks I have ADD. Never really had concentration issues until the last couple years. But add runs in the family.
I have difficulty communicating with other people, like i can’t understand their words.
-Have been using protein, creatine, and l-arginine supplements and working out 4 times a week for an hour. Trying to eat many calories (at least 3k on a bad day) with oats, fruits, some veggies, meats, complex carbs, some fats. I will occasionally eat a hamburger from time to time. Despite this I don’t gain weight or muscle mass
-Only real fat deposits I posses are on my abdomen. Never used to have fat on abdomen, only for the least few years.
-If “mobile joints” means flexibility then I have tons of it. They used to call me gumby in my BJJ class. But all my joints work to the best of my knowledge if not more so than they should.
- I have noticed very little gains at all in either cardio, muscle mass, strength, or energy in my diet and exercise attempts.
Recent generic blood work done at 8:30 AM: Body temp usually around 97
Doctor Results and Prescriptions:
Low Vitamin D ~ 50,000 IU capsules once a week for 4 weeks
ADD ~ Amphetamine Salts 5mg twice daily then increase to 5mg 3 times daily after 1 week.