Age: 31 (in June)
Body/Facial Hair: Little hair on chest and not hairy/No real thick hair. My facial hair is kinda patchy and is only really thick on chin.
Describe fat: My arms and legs are pretty lean, I mainly carry my fat on belly and love handles.
Health cond/history: in 2010 I was hospitalized for being in a car wreck that knocked me silly (bad concussion) and found out via an MRI that I had nodules on my Thyroid. I went to a Endocrinologist for awhile and he would just get the nodules measured to make sure they weren’t growing and told me they were small and nothing to worry about at that point. He had me do blood work and I don’t think he tested my Testosterone, just my thyroid hormones and at the time I was a idiot and just listened to him and he said everything was OK. I quit going due to the fact I felt like nothing was being accomplished and it was getting costly… Fast forward to Jan 2016 I had been feeling unmotivated, sluggish, brain fog and sex drive wasn’t what it was a few years ago. So I decided to go to get my own blood work through private MD labs (Female hormone panel) to check my Test. Well it came back around 360mg/dL with my E being less than 5pg/ml. I recently found me a Dr who proscribes TRT by contacting compounding pharmacies. I went to the appointment and basically told her Im feeling no energy or drive and wanted my testosterone checked along with thyroid. She did the test and of course my Test was low again and the only thing she did to check my thyroid was check my TSH.
RXs: just Test-C 100ml per week (haven’t injected yet)
Diet: has been terrible for past three months, but before that I tracked macros and ate a decent amount of fat and was eating at maintenance and tried to eat a lot of healthy fats and protein, more of a bodybuilder diet.
training: been off and on for about two months, before that it was weights 4x a week (m,t,t,f) defiantly was not overtraining.
testes do not ache
morning wood: sometimes, but not that often and nighttime erections seem to get them for afew days then none for awhile.
first lab results (got tested on my own)
Ill post the others when I get home tonight and get access to the labs my Dr took.
Testosterone, Serum 366 Range 348-1197 ng/dL
Estradiol <5.0 Low Range 7.6-42.6 pg/mL
hematocrit 45.0 Range 37.5-51.0%
FSH 4.2 Range 1.5-12.4 mIU/mL
LH 5.0 Range 1.7-8.6 mIU/mL
WBC 6.4 Range 3.4-10.8 x10E6/uL
That was my first set of blood work I got on my own. I just got blood work done through the Dr and it didn’t include a full thyroid panel or prolactin or cortisol. I will post results from recnt blood work later.
I have ordered new blood work for Monday, on my own through private MD Labs. I plan on getting the Thyroid Panel along with AM cortisol since they weren’t included in my Dr.'s office blood work. Is there anything else I should include in my blood work for Monday? I want to figure out what is causing my low testosterone before I jump on the lifelong commitment of the needle at the age of 30.
I have also been checking my temps for the past few days and upon waking it is 97.2 on average and three hours later 97.6 and later in the day it gets up to 98.6.
I just want to know if this is something I can fix on my own by doing IR or is it my pituitary gland from my concussion? After reading these forums I am confident I will be able to get the help I’m looking for here. Thanks