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    30 year old male, 108.1 total T, Help a newbie out

    Full on green horn when it comes to all of this TRT stuff. Long story short, my friend who is going through BUDS in the Navy mentioned to me that his T was low and he has now been on TRT 3 months ago. Even though he is super gnarly alway been a little sensitive and kind of laughed at him about it. I went to the docs a while after and was getting labs done and asked them to run my T for shits and giggles. It came back at 305 total which i was told was very low for my age. I was a pretty heavy drinker and am now 3 months sober and thought it was just an unhealthy lifestyle at the most.

    Now fully sober and aware of how i actually feel, opposed to putting everything in the "I'm hungover category", i don't think i am where i should be. I went to the doc again and they ran my T again, this time coming in at a whopping 71.31 total with a T4 Free 1.59. She thought this 100% had to be lab error and ran it again, came back at 108.1. I know i need all my labs for this to work proper but i was not provided them.

    My doc sent me to an endocrinologist and i had a full real report ran today and will be awaiting results. I am 175lbs and even not being that active in my drinking days never gained weight and always stayed skinny fat. I have definitely lost some weight with the no boozing but am tripping that all my symptoms might just be low T. I constantly am in a state of anxiety and social anxiety without beer is a constant, tired, zero motivation, can't concentrate. I have been told that this could also be a symptom of low T.

    Even in my gym 4 days a week stage for some time, i never gained but always cut. I have heart palpitations that i am working on with a doc that make me hesitant to start TRT and have also heard that it can make anxiety worse. On the flip coin, has anyone every had TRT be that magic bullet that just 180'd your life? My buddy swears its the magic sauce and he has never felt better. I thought i would ask you guys as I am sure you know way more than I. Appreciate any feedback you guys may have. I will post full labs when I get them this week. Cheers

    -James

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcobb44 View Post
    I have heart palpitations that i am working on with a doc that make me hesitant to start TRT and have also heard that it can make anxiety worse. On the flip coin, has anyone every had TRT be that magic bullet that just 180'd your life? My buddy swears its the magic sauce and he has never felt better. I thought i would ask you guys as I am sure you know way more than I. Appreciate any feedback you guys may have. I will post full labs when I get them this week. Cheers

    -James
    My anxiety with low T was so bad I had palpitations 24/24, a nightmare really but it all terminated when TRT was commenced.

    It can indeed worsen anxiety in some especially if estrogen goes uncontrolled, but this rather depends on the individual.

    Your T is super low. Anxiety (particularly, social anxiety), depression and poor overall well-being can be well explained by the condition.


    Looking forward to full labs.

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    James,

    Just make sure you discover what the actual cause is and don't just jump on the train as tempting as it will be. You are far too young to band aid it. Yes, however, it will probably change your life in apisitive way, keep the thread going...

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    Find the cause Jcobb before you make any decisions. Make sure your doc pulled complete labs. Should be similar the the list in the Finding A Doc sticky thread at the top of this forum. Start requesting your own copies as well. Most labs in the states give on-line access now so sign up for it.

    Also, please post up your results in this thread please.

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    ^^^This.

    At your age such low testosterone is a symptom of something else being wrong.

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    yea you need to write more tests. My test was 153 at december now its 559 so no worries you can cure that

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    Thank you guys for the quick replies. I am hoping to have the results from my full labs here soon and will post them for some feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    My anxiety with low T was so bad I had palpitations 24/24, a nightmare really but it all terminated when TRT was commenced.

    It can indeed worsen anxiety in some especially if estrogen goes uncontrolled, but this rather depends on the individual.

    Your T is super low. Anxiety (particularly, social anxiety), depression and poor overall well-being can be well explained by the condition.


    Looking forward to full labs.
    Thanks for the note my friend. Have you seen a major difference in quality of life since therapy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcobb44 View Post
    Thanks for the note my friend. Have you seen a major difference in quality of life since therapy?
    I'd be lost without TRT, though it was difficult to make it work for me, but I do make an exception, a sound TRT protocol will do the job for most.

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