I recently had my levels checked. Doc said free testosterone is 84.9 and total testosterone is 192. After reading more into these numbers the free testosterone number makes no sense to me and the total number seems extremely low. I'm 23, 203lbs 17% body fat on a bodpod test. I discussed my concern with my doctor and she said that they(the army) consider any number above 110 to be normal. After my research I see people with their numbers in the 250a receiving treatment.should I get a second opinion? What are some treatment options for my levels?
Gunmetal, I too am in the military and their normal testosterone range seemed very low to me. I am on the low end of the civilian spectrum, but still within tolerance according to Big Navy. If the Army in anything like the Navy, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Keep talking to your base doctor. The Fortesta I'm prescribed is a controlled substance and if I were to obtain such medications from someone other than my primary care physician on base, I would be standing in front of that green tablecloth faster than you could field strip a GAU-16. The UCMJ frowns upon this behavior and you can expect a dishonorable discharge (as I'm sure you already know).
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