I have been doing alot of research after I had some blood work done this week( taken at 9am), and trying to learn as much as possible about TRT and whether it may help me.
My story: 33YO active guy 6' 255# lift heavy 4-5 days a week. always been into lifting or sports. Been powerlifting since Feb and having a blast. WIth that said my doctor ordered a blood test last week to help figure out why I am so run down, sleepy all the time, and just feel like crap in general. Many days I barely feel like I can get off the couch. Just have zero energy and feel like I need more sleep.
I was diagnosed with Depression a little over a year ago and have been on medication since then and doing very well but I would love to be off of the meds!. I have also had ED issues in the past as far back as 5 years ago and was prescribed Viagra then Cialis both of which I stopped taking because of the side effects I was having. I pushed my Dr. to also check my test levels which he was highly against doing for whatever reason.
Here are the results.
Creatinine 1.4 High
Alkaline Phophatase 93 High
EGFR 58 Low
TSH 1.03 Range .34-5.60
Free T4 .85 Range .61-1.62
TT 409 Range 348-1197
No idea if any of this is helpful. I am scheduling another blood test next week and going to check Free and total test. I have read some research on TRT and improving depression. That combined with maybe helping the ED and giving me my energy back is why I am taking a look at my options. I would love to get any info or advice you guys can offer.