Hello, I am new the forum so I hope I am not repeating an issue that has already been addressed. I am 40 years old and have been physically active / lifting my whole life.I am married with one child.
Last year I was diagnosed with low T via a blood test level of 140. Cause unknown. I don’t know my other levels and was not tested for Estrogen levels.
For many years leading up to me finally going in to get checked out I had been getting worsening depression, low sex drive, couldn’t sleep at night and was actually losing muscle mass despite working out and weight training on a consistent basis. The Endocrinologist also said I had mammary tissue…
I went on a trial of injections of 0.5 MLS of Testosterone Cypionate every 2 weeks for about 6 months. I started to feel better, could actually sleep at night, had a libido again, was building muscle from my workouts and mentally felt happier. I had another blood test after 6 months and had a T level of 440.
The Endo said I was all better now and wanted to take me off the injections. I have been off them for almost 3 months now and am reverting back to the way I felt before I saw him. I do have a follow up appointment and blood draw in a couple weeks.
I’m afraid the Endo is going to say I am fine and he wont want to write a new prescription to continue my shots. Has anybody else been in this situation or have any advise? I wold greatly appreciate the input. He says the shots are a short term fix and should not be used long term. I disagree.