final update on my testosterone for a while...

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  1. toconnx

    toconnx New Member

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    Brief summary of what's happened so far :
    I have been gaining fat / losing strength in the gym, have no energy, been sleeping 12 + hours a night, cannot get an erection, have irritiability, lack of concentration - text book symptoms of low testosterone. I went to my doctor, they did bloodwork and verified that my testosterone was moderately low (300's). I went to an endocrinologist and he wanted me to have another round of bloodwork a month after seeing him (which was almost a month after my original bloodwork).



    Today I went back to see him for my second consultation with the new bloodwork. He told me that my testosterone isn't causing the symptoms, he pretty much passed up everything I told him about energy / tiredness / fat gain / muscle loss / irritability / concentration. The only symptom he wrote on my sheet was Erectile Difficulty. He somewhat accused me of using steroids or PH's last consultation and this time he did the same thing, he didn't outright say "i think you've been taking steroids" but he wouldn't leave the subject alone, he kept reminding me that there are legal OTC products i can get that are like steroids and kept asking me if I've used them (over and over again..). Finally he said "in that case, I don't know waht's wrong, but it's not your testosterone" he scheduled me for more bloodtests in 2 months and gave me some viagra. I'm pissed and needless to say am changing endocrinologists. As of today, I am retiring from weightlifting (although I'll still be in the forum) until I get this problem under control, but I cannot take watching my lifts drop everytime I'm in the gym.
     
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    Sand Hanitizer Active Member

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    sorry to hear man, 300 is pretty low so try going to another endocrinologist to get a 2nd opinion
     
  3. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    best of luck to you man
     
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    jkklim toke smot

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    that sucks man, good luck
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    I hope everything works out for the best. :hug:
     
  7. toconnx

    toconnx New Member

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    oh yea, this just in, VIAGRA DOESN'T EVEN WORK!
    Argh. I popped one earlier and then an hour and a half afterwards I was with my girlfriend and still no dice :( (he said wait 30 - 60 minutes and it's effects will last about 4 hours)
     
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    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    :eek3:
     
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    damn, your are getting screwed by your own body
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    mine's in the very low 200's :\
     
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    toconnx New Member

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    :eek3: what kinda sides you getting? Everyone is affected differently, apparently some people can have low test and not really have any bad sides, others can have somewhat normal looking test and it's just not enough for their body. I got the shaft by my body and they won't do anything because my number isn't low enough :hs:
     
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    I have tried Viagra before and...

    WOW.

    I felt like a porno star :eek3:
     
  13. emperiojack

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    I think I have Low Test. I feel like shit always I'm going to get it checked soon. Plus I'm super weak and I make sucky ass gains.
     
  14. cazzone

    cazzone OT Supporter

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    Maybe you should eat until you feel like vomiting.
     
  15. emperiojack

    emperiojack Guest

    Hows that going to give me energy and fix my depression.
     
  16. cazzone

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    Calories = Energy

    Son.
     
  17. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    send the viagras to me broly :o
     
  18. pt

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    Let me predict their next step for ya: prolly a MRI to find a pituitary tumor.. :ugh:

    They are very reluctant to treat borderline low test because it is a lifelong treatment.
     
  19. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    probably because you're depressed
     
  20. antihero

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    don't quit the gym. you will definitely regret it later. Keep going, keep busting your ass. Even if its just to minimize your losses.

    I took 5 months off for a wrist ligament issue, and now i just wonder how much progress i could have made on my lower body if id just gone to the gym and done what i could.
     
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