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    Low test levels.

    Just got my test levels checked at doctor. Came back with test levels at 360 ng/dl. She said it was low but normal low. I wanna go on trt. Any advice? Also reason i got my levels checked was because i am always fatigued and tired. So doc though perhaphs low test levels, and she was right. She also said it isnt recommened for me to start trt. But recommened isnt a no! Im 20 btw.
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    How old are you? What are you looking to achieve with HRT?

    360 is kind of low normal, still good but not optimal. Either way, do you have full blood work for test, cmp etc.. There's a lot of decisions to make before starting a cycle or long term HRT

    http://forums.steroid.com/anabolic-s...rst-cycle.html

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    I am 20. And being honest i just dont wanna be fucking tired and fatigued the whole time. Im gaining muscle naturally good rn as im 192 pounds atm. I just wanna bring my test levels to 1000 as it should be for me age. (Also ik 1000 is kinda high but at my age levels should be between 400-1200 ng/dl)

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    Have to be honest here..

    I'm older than you and had lower test levels. At your levels aren't as bad as you think, I would say work on training naturally for a few years, eat right, find something that works for you. Find a good program, add in a little supplementation. You're in your early 20s and I think you might not be ready to start TRT/HRT since your levels are within normal range, "even though those are not optimal"

    Look into other areas of your life to change, set some goals and you mention fatigue, tired, maybe slight depression. Yea, that sucks but just hopping on TRT isn't what you need right now. You need to understand the total effect jumping on a cycle can do in the long run, either way I'm just sharing my 2 cents, some will disagree since plenty of guys run AAS at a young age. I just don't like it, make a wise decision you need time to work on yourself and other areas in your life before jumping on TRT as a cure to depression, fatigue etc..

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    Thanks for your advice. But being tired all day is a shitty life. It gets so bad that when i deliver at my job i sometimes fall asleep at the wheel for a couple of seconds. Being tired all day isnt a life i want. I understand trt at a young age is bad but ill take risks over being tired and depressed all day. Would like 100mg of test e a week be good and safe? I dont need a muscle boosting trt. I just need it to change my shitty life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexyTruckDriver View Post
    Thanks for your advice. But being tired all day is a shitty life. It gets so bad that when i deliver at my job i sometimes fall asleep at the wheel for a couple of seconds. Being tired all day isnt a life i want. I understand trt at a young age is bad but ill take risks over being tired and depressed all day. Would like 100mg of test e a week be good and safe? I dont need a muscle boosting trt. I just need it to change my shitty life.
    I think you are assuming that the 360ng/dl test is what is making you tired. Many function just fine and build plenty of muscle naturally at the low end. Being tired all the time could be due to plenty other factors besides your test levels. You might be deficient in a single vitamin and that is the only cause. I'd look at every other alternative before you get married to a needle for the next 55-60 years.

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    Bro it isn't needed don't do it and yes I know it's a reason for you to cycle we are not stupid here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SexyTruckDriver View Post
    Thanks for your advice. But being tired all day is a shitty life. It gets so bad that when i deliver at my job i sometimes fall asleep at the wheel for a couple of seconds. Being tired all day isnt a life i want. I understand trt at a young age is bad but ill take risks over being tired and depressed all day. Would like 100mg of test e a week be good and safe? I dont need a muscle boosting trt. I just need it to change my shitty life.
    Ill give you a pearl here. Do full bloodwork. 360 is not a bad level. If you can go to gym for 3 months 3 days a week and have a chicken rice and brocolli diet the whole time and still feel like shit....then I will listen more to "i feel tired"

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    Well like I said, I went to a doctor. She did full bloodwork and everything came back good other then the test levels. And I go to the gym 6 days a week and eat as healthy as I can.

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    Do a bunch of squats and dead lifts, best way to naturally raise test

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    At 20 you can easily raise your levels naturally still and you have not fully developed yet. Be careful not to fall into the mental trap of thinking you are "fatigued and tired" solely due to your natural test levels (which are not bad by the way). There are a lot of factors that come into play.

    If you get your diet on track and start working out regularly, even if you are tired and cant go 100%, your test levels will raise.

    TRT is not the way to go in my opinion. If you have legitimate test issues at a later age it is a route you could go, but remember that means needles for the rest of your life and not having your own test. Want to go on vacation? Remember your needles and when everyone is out at the pool go back to your hotel room and jab your ass. That's if they let you administer your own shots.

    Anyways, your test levels are within range - don't overthink the situation into doing something you may regret.

    Cheers!

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    hah I don't do deadlifts. Last time I did them with correct form(at least according to people at my gym) I ended up straining my back. My lower back hurts even when I run for to long. Its a lost cause.

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    Yea man I agree with you. I just thought my test levels would be amazing. Since I gained so much muscle in 1 year and I work out 6 days a week. But oh well.

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    You can't neglect deadlifts and squats

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    Out of curiousity do you have any other low t symptoms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Out of curiousity do you have any other low t symptoms?
    That's the question. Google and take the Adam Questionnaire.

    Op, get a copy of your blood work from your doctor, you paid for it. Then post it in this thread. Unfortunately many doc's don't understand hormones as they're not trained in the in med school. Your total T may be barely in range but if your free test is abysmal then you may have a problem. Chicago is on point when he suggests full blood work. If what your doc pulled is incomplete then find a way to re-do it and fill in the blanks. Many things can cause low T / fatigue and only full BW will reveal it in most cases.

    Take a look in the HRT Forum at the Finding A Doctor Sticky thread. Try to get the first set of blood work listed there.
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    I also went on a Test Cyp cycle for 3 months. I used Nolvadex for PCT and after 3 months got blood work and the Doc told me my Test levels are also normal but on the low side. Its been almost 7 months now and my test levels are still low normal and I dont have any sex drive. I tried using Test boosters but they didnt have any affect on my body. Im 31 years old.

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