Alright guys I'm gonna make this as blunt and short as I can.....
So about 13 months ago I took an over the counter andro bodybuilding product (incredibly irresponsible and stupid, I know). I ran it with no PCT (besides an over the counter AI and test booster) and just a few weeks after taking the product, my sex drive vanished. Completely. Not only did my sex drive vanish, but I lost a majority of my motivation, couldn't concentrate, got depressed and felt like absolute $hit all day long. To put simply, I became a lifeless shell of what I once was.
I mean I used to be a confident, energetic, happy and according to my peers, hilarious young man who screwed up royally by taking this supplement. Don't ask me why, but I let things go on this way for abut a year which brings us up to today.....
So I got some bloodwork back from the doc yesterday and I was pretty confident my testosterone and many of my other sex hormones would come back low. We got LH, FSH, TSH, Testosterone and Free Testosterone all tested (should have gotten estrogen/cort, I know).
But here's the deal.....
Although my bloodwork came back "normal" it doesn't change the fact that I feel like absolute $hit all day long. My problems BEGAN immediately after taking this andro product so I'm 99.7% positive this is what caused I'm also confident it must be something hormone related. After all, my PCT sucked and I was incredibly stupid for running a cycle of a prohormone at the age of 16 - might have screwed up my endocrine system for life.
On top of all this, I've been on a keto (high fat, low carb) diet for the past 6 months with no improvement in sex drive whatsoever. Keto is known to increase sex drive because it's high in fat and more fat=more testosterone. I also lift like a beast 4 times per week and find it incredibly difficult to build muscle/get stronger. In fact, I haven't gained a single rep on my bench in over 4 months.
Anyway, please see my bloodwork below. I've looked up some of the "normal" ranges for these hormones and it seems that it's possible to still experience side effects even if they come back "normal". Many other people across the boards report the same thing and what really concerns me is my free testosterone...."normal" is between 9-30ng/dl if I'm not mistaken but mine came back 11.4 (on the very low end). The other thing that concerns me is my total testosterone, which came back 480ng/dl. For 17 years old, I have a feeling my total T should be MUCH higher than this (and I'm sure many of you would agree). Sure it might be "normal" - for an 85 year old man that is!
What do you guys think I should do? I can't keep living like this.....I'm almost positive it's hormone related but many doctors these days have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to hormones and simply go by the typical reference ranges. They pay no attention to what side effects you may be experiencing and will write you off if your blood work comes back ANYWHERE in the "normal" range. This pisses me off to no end. I want my life back and I want it back now. If you guys have any advice for me right now I would greatly appreciate it.
Free Testosterone: 11.4ng/dl
LH: 4.0 (not sure what unit measured in)
FSH: 1.5 (not sure what unit measured in)
TSH: 4.010 (not sure what unit measured in)