20 year old low test levels?
- 03-30-2010, 03:03 PM
- 03-30-2010, 03:12 PM
Go to doctor and get treated!!!! About two years ago, a respected magazine did an article on how men's t-levels are dropping around the world with no known explanation at that time. I am a healthy 43, but got checked anyway. Found out I was low too. Now, after two years of treatment, I'm an animal!! Use the post "Find a doctor" son and go get Testosterone shots, pellets or gels, but get something!! Life is too short not to be at your best.......................... ....
03-30-2010, 03:20 PM
That is low for your age. Were you taking anything, steroids, supps before your test? I would get retested to verify that you levels are low. Labs sometimes do make mistakes.
03-30-2010, 03:23 PM
03-30-2010, 04:16 PM
03-30-2010, 05:07 PM
03-30-2010, 06:11 PM
After you verify that you have low test with another blood test, I would check into some other things before CONSIDERING TRT. Check thyroid, adrenals, and Vit D levels. If something as like this was out of wack, then possibly you could bring your test levels up without TRT.
03-30-2010, 06:17 PM
03-30-2010, 06:21 PM
03-30-2010, 07:07 PM
03-30-2010, 07:25 PM
where do you live? Endos really only treat diabetes and know nothing about hrt. i will never see another endo.
03-30-2010, 07:33 PM
the reasons for girls getting tits at 12, and dudes having low test is because how ****ed up our planet is. from everything to chemicals in our food, plastics, ground water, etc. its an epidemic.
03-30-2010, 08:25 PM
The average man today is seeming to have lower T levels...I blame the food, chemicals, and undue stress placed on us today. You know the "If you dont have a 200,000 retirement fund, you fail at life" money stress, the job stress, the credit, and schooling, and circles life makes you go through.
The hormones in our food supply, the artificial chemicals in most of our foods...its all horrible and it is eating our bodies alive.
03-30-2010, 11:26 PM
There is no reason to have a rx for Vitamin D. The doc you are dealing with is shady and I would not invest any more money in him. Endo's are not very good for dealing with HRT issues. Some MD's and DO's are a better option.
03-30-2010, 11:31 PM
03-30-2010, 11:37 PM
Paint, you may have just hit the needle on the head. What you are describing is gyno. Have the doc check your estradiol or E2. She must request the sensitive test. If your E2 is elevated it may be keeping your test down. There are ways to fix this without getting on HRT. You have to get your E2 tested.
03-31-2010, 12:30 AM
OP, let your Endo do his/her magic. They are the experts and paid professionals who can help you get where you should be.
350 is low, but it's not out of range. It is also dependent on what the ranges are from your test. Find that out. It is usually 200-800. The loss of libido or ED may be caused from something else. Sometimes it's emotionally related.
03-31-2010, 08:55 AM
Not kidding one bit. Endo's are notoriously terrible for HRT. Most of them have the old school mentality of one big shot of test once or twice a month. Not how I want to be treated,
03-31-2010, 09:20 AM
03-31-2010, 04:16 PM
My ex-endo gave me 200mg in a single shot once a month, then when I got some education he !admitted! that once a weeks shots are better. To add insult to injury the 50mg week average testosterone was not enough.
03-31-2010, 05:27 PM
I hear the form of vitamin D they perscribe isn't as good as the natural supplement. This guy should also get his zinc levels checked. Having said that, low test wouldnt cause nipple pain without too much of something else, so estradiol and estrogen should get checked.
Also, if you feel like ****, even though your hormones are in the normal range, it's time to look at the problems other than low test.
03-31-2010, 07:32 PM
03-31-2010, 08:10 PM
03-31-2010, 08:30 PM
03-31-2010, 08:40 PM
Well, the nipple pain deffinately hint's at an estrogen/estradiol problem, so don't rule that out. Estrogen can cause depression in men.
03-31-2010, 08:49 PM
03-31-2010, 08:50 PM
I would test for E2 like people said before, but have you had your test checked before you went on these drugs?....I've read studies where certain psychoactive medications can have some interesting effects on the endocrine system to say the least. Neuroendocrinology is going to be booming in the upcoming years as we will all be on TRT when we're 13.
03-31-2010, 09:01 PM
03-31-2010, 11:22 PM
Most antidepressant cause hormanal and sexual dysfinction. I would talk to your doc about tapering and getting off those meds. Be carefull when doing so and listen to the doc.
03-31-2010, 11:23 PM
Low test is a primary cause of depression. When my levels were at 200, I didn't even want to wake up every day.
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