Most of my young teen/adult life I've been depressed, have headaches/migraines, unable to sleep properly and generally am tired no matter what on top of ED and literally no sexual desire. I've not been diagnosed with anything with this dysfunction yet but I was put on anti depressants and they don't seem to be doing anything other than making me even more tired. I also have glaucoma so I'm on bromindine tartrate twice a day. I recently had my free T level checked from my GP only after practically begging him with the response of "I'm 99% sure it's normal but I'll do it to shut you up." I got my blood drawn around 9am. Got a call 2 days later saying they had already scheduled an appointment for an endocrinologist. When I asked what my level was I was told 219! I now realize it's all connected but I'm not able to be able to seen until January. Is there anything I can do in the mean time? I don't smoke, rarely drink aside for a beer or 2 here and there, my BMI is 21.8 I generally eat fairly healthy. I just want to not be tired 24/7 is all.
I hope you read this... I was in the same boat as you. Same age and everything. I was prescribed a lot of anti depressants, mood stabilizers, etc. I too noticed no sex drive and begged my Doctor to run tests. My level was ~200 and after 2 years of trying multiple treatments regiments I am on injections once every 10 days and an estrogen blocker between injections, every 10 days. It will get better, but it wont go away. Just stick with the program and stay focused on life.
I feel your pain man. I'm 21 and have had low free t from ages 12-20.
Emotional disturbances from low testosterone, hearing everyone in a dorm having sex makes me want to die. Honestly. Once I finally got off ADHD meds/stimulants which masked the issue, I started sleeping 12 hours a day, no drive to do anything. Exhausted all the time.
This is a serious health issue that no one under 50 should have to deal with. Hopefully since this post you have found a solution. If you are still in the same boat, I would say push your doctor as hard as possible. Or find a new one in the meanwhile. While you're waiting, if the low mood/energy is real bad, I would go to a safe city in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta or Cancun) where they have testosterone undecanoate (brand name Nebido) over the counter. $100 and it have a half life of a few months. If you're exhausted all the time, you are doing yourself a disservice by waiting for a doctor who probably doesn't care about you or have even a vague idea of how much it sucks to be a guy and have to deal with being emasculated and having no energy to do anything.
With some lifestyle changes I was able to boost my levels from 55 to 209.
Workout Regimen (3x a week, 3 sets each):
1 x as heavy as you can bench press (or squat, deadlift if you want)... (was very light because of my low t but something is better than nothing)
10 seconds sprinting as fast as you can.
There is also an herb called tongkat Ali. Not confirmed if it boosts testosterone or not but it has gone miles to alleviate the low t symptoms for me, mainly by increasing energy.
Tongkat Ali (herb can be found made by Source Naturals)
Hope this helps
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