Hi, new to this forum and have been looking at quite a few posts here beforehand.
Just wanted some advice, I am 24, always been active, work shift work in emergency services and have been struggling with low test since I was about 17.
From 17 to now, my total levels for T have been consistently between 350-450 maximum ng/dl.
I’ve run a few mild prohormone cycles from the Age of 23, as I was just fed up with struggling to gain and get leaner no matter what.
I’ve had ED, low energy, fatigue, low sex drive for quite a few years. I’ve seen several doctors here in AUS and all of them have basically pushed me away saying I’m in a normal range for Test. Hair growth has changed big time, it’s thinning on my legs, my facial hair growth has changed and my body just struggles to hang onto Lean mass and stores body fat all around my abdomen no matter what I seem to do.
I’ve found a doc on the other side of the country who has done a consult with me and he’s happy to get me on Primotestin 250 along with Arimidex, and HCG to preserve fertility as needed.
Recent blood work had me at 550-600ng/dl because I’ve been using Nolva for the last 6 weeks in PCT, however from past experiences my levels just drop off again once it gets out of my system. In the AUS units, I usually sit at about 9-15 nmol/L max, whereas the ranges here in AUS are 8 to 30.
LH has always been at around 5, so there’s been no real issue there, except when I was a bit younger around 20 it was consistently at 3.
FSH seems to be fine, and Estrogen is up at 140pmol/L unfortunately, I suspect from Nolva. Doc wants it at about 70-80 he has said.
TSH is 1.7, usually sits around 2 but having my multi with iodine and selenium seems to have brought this down. Other than that, I feel like rubbish and have been for some time with low test symptoms. Prolactin is at the bottom end of the normal range and SHBG is at 25, range is 15 to 80 or so here in AUS. Workouts are very hit and miss, and working shift work seems to throw my natural levels into disarray even more over time.
What’s everyone’s thoughts on TRT in my scenario? I’ve always wanted to do it and now I’ve finally found a doctor who is switched on and very knowledgeable.
I’ve had a pituitary scan done and that came back all clear too.
Would be interested to hear opinions on this.