I am 28 yo, 5'11", 175 lbs at approx. 12% bodyfat. I have been training for about 4 months now.
I went to the Dr. complaining of feeling depressed, low libido, ED problems, no desire for life or friends or activities, etc. so we did some blood tests and these are the results:
Component, Value, Range,
Testosterone, total 233(*) - (ng/dL)
% Free Testosterone 1.10 (*) - (%)
Free Testosterone 25.7 (*) - (pg/mL)
TSH 1.12 0.40-4.00 (uIU/mL)
Free T4 0.8 0.5-1.6 (ng/dL)
I went back and got a shot of Testosterone, 200mg. I'm supposed to wait a month and see if this helps.
So, I have a few questions:
Why would my test levels be so low at age 28?
What can I expect from the injection? Side effects, results, etc.?
Could this amount of testosterone shut down my normal production and will I need some type of medicine or supplement later to remedy that?
I'm trying to read up on this as I go along, so bear with me and thanks in advance for your replies.