-describe body and facial hair: moderately hairy chest and torso, lots of leg hair; somewhat patchy beard, though not noticeably patchy when I let it grow out
-describe where you carry fat and how changed** never used to carry any fat, really. Now some at sides and a lot in thighs/butt
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: ADD
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: Nothing Rx right now other than an anti-inflammatory; no on hair loss or prostate drugs. Was on anti-ADD medication on and off for a few years.
-lab results with ranges: right now, just Total T of 305 with range being 170-800 (LOL). Doctor said my 305 was normal. Previously tested at age 27 or 28 at 370 and the doctor said I was low then, but didn’t provide a range.
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]: caloric deficit right now; 120-150g protein a day, mostly from beef and chicken, and everything else is just decent carbs and fats
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]: sprinting 3-5x a week; weights 2-3x a week
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? No
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: still get morning wood on most days.]
I went for an all-around checkup a few weeks ago. The doctor, at my request, pulled some blood to check my T-levels. She then told me to come back in 4 months to discuss.
I was getting anxious so I called to see about the results today. The doctor told me I was perfectly normal - 305ng.
I asked if that wasn’t the low end of normal.
She said that the normal range for a male was 170-760, so I was right in the middle in her eyes.
I blinked and said okay and ended the call shortly thereafter.
I do just about everything lifestyle-related you can think of: I sprint semi-competitively and thus run every day to every other day, I weightlift heavy compounds 2-3 times a week, I sleep 8 hours a night (sometimes interrupted by my baby, but I’m actually in bed for about 9-10 hours). I supplement with zinc and D3 and a few supplements for muscle-building.
My sex drive has gotten abysmal lately (after a brief unexplained surge a few months back, I find myself almost never initiating; maybe once every 1-2 weeks!). I’m having a hard time losing fat without losing muscle. My track times are not what they should be. My focus - always bad because of ADD - is atrocious and I have a hard time getting any work done. I feel fatigued at the office. Etc.
Like everyone here, I’d rather simply be blessed with skyhigh natty levels. The thought of being dependent on a cream or injection for the rest of my life scares the hell out of me. But if I’m at 305ng as a super active 31 year old, who am I going to be at 35? 40?
Am I way off base here? My test was not in optimal conditions: I had two cups of coffee and no meals at that point and got tested in the early afternoon, rather than the morning. But 305 seems awfully low for someone at my age.