Well I grew up lifting and took five years off. Now at the age of 36 I am getting back into it. I had free testosterone tested in Dec 14’ and they came back "Testosterone,free 63.2 pg/ml (normal range is 46-224.0 pg/ml… The dr at that time didnt say anything.
I started to see a new dr and they tested my blood again last month using a different lab :
"- Testosterone, Serum 138 L ng/dL (normal range is)348-1197
- Free Testosterone (Direct) 6.0 L pg/mL (normal range is)8.7-25.1"
I asked for it to be checked because of all these little things adding up like:
-no sex drive/urge
-gained nearly 75 pounds in two years
-depression here and there
-fatigued all the time
-feeling weak all the time
The current blood test also showed high cholesterol and low red cells ( which indicate low test the dr told me)
So now I am going to see an endocrinologist in 2 week… I am hoping to start TRT and get back into my normal feeling self.
Can anyone explain the difference from the first lab to the second ?
Does anyone else have experience with this?
Thanks in advance!
Further bloodwork results: