Hi everyone. I am a 20 year old college student. I lead a fairly active lifestyle playing tennis for my college. I am approximately 5'10" and 185 pounds. Summed up, I suffer from borderline hypothyroidism and hypogonadism. Genetics: My father suffers from hypothyroidism, but there is no noted hypogonadism. Since the age of twelve, I have suffered from most all symptoms of each disorder to varying degrees; the main being: fatigue, depression, anxiety, and lack of motivation. They have been life-altering. The worst though, is the constant fatigue I have experienced which has turned me into a a "zombie-like" person. I tried to combat it through lifestyle choices, but it seemed futile. After twisting his arm for more than one year, my family physician tested my testosterone which sent me on a journey the past six months or so. The first endocrinologist I visited recognized my hypothyroidism and hypogonadism as two different issues stemming from a thyroid and pituitary disorder. As treating my thyroid required a lesser treatment, he prescribed me 50mcgs of Synthroid. His plan was to treat my thyroid and determine if it was sufficient in relieving my symptoms. Unfortunately, it was not. The next step was testosterone substitution. Knowing this is a more serious commitment, I searched for a second opinion. A second endocrinologist confirmed both the diagnosis and need for testosterone substitution. Through him, I began taking Androgel 1.62% four days ago. I have had a constant headache but it seems to be subsiding today. I also have chapped lips. In the first reply, I have posted all my test results. Please advise me with anything you consider useful as well as the treatment I present below. Being a twenty year old with borderline results, I have been told contradictory information on both my diagnosis and treatment. It is very confusing. Right now I am trying to design a treatment that works for me. Before I go into this it is worth mentioning that I have a girlfriend. Transference is a worry. Right now I apply one pump or 20.25mgs of Androgel 1.62%. As I mentioned above, I experience constant headaches and dry lips. I hope they continue to subside. Recently, I have been familiarizing myself with Doctor John CrislerÃ¢??s method. I am considering implementing subcutaneous HCG injections daily. My testicular function is important to me. Please let me know your opinion on this treatment.
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