For the first time in a year or so I can breathe a little easier, I finally found a GOOD doctor willing to help me. He and his colleague are incredibly knowledgeable on the male hormone system and are looking at my problems from all angles. For the longest time I thought TRT may be my only way out of this rut but that may not be the case.
Currently my symptoms are as follows:
1.) Low libido/slight impotence
-spontaneous erections are non-existent
-morning erections are non-existent or weak
2.) Fatigue during the day
3.) Trouble focusing/concentrating at work
4.) Little facial/body hair growth
5.) Slight depression at times
-I think due primarily to my low libido/impotence
6.) Poor fertility
1.) Grade II Varicocele left side since I was 14-15 (now 23)
-conventional surgery done on 2/11/10
2.) 2 extremely small micro adenomas on pituitary gland
-so small MRI couldn’t specify if they were in fact micro adenomas or not but I will assume they are
My first appointment with them went very well. We discussed all my medical history and reviewed my previous blood work, sperm tests, and pituitary mri. We also went into the past few years of my life to look at anything that may have triggered some of the symptoms.
We uncovered that my college years put an enormous stress load on my hormones and body in general. Like most college students I didn’t take the best care of my body; eating crap, drinking all the time, smoking occasionally, poor sleep, staying up late, overtraining at the gym, and class work load all put stress on my system. Additionally I lost a very close friend during my time in college which may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Currently they think my problem lies in my adrenals or thyroid. Adrenal fatigue or reverse T3 syndrome make the most sense at this point. They think my hormone system crashed in college and never fully recovered. I have a ton of blood work to get done as well as a saliva cortisol test before we meet again in a month.
I will keep you posted on my progress.