Age 43 and have been feeling sluggish during my workouts and the recovery after my workouts makes me want to rest more. Libo is lower that past years and I brought all this up to my Dr. So he tested me for Testosterone and here are my results.
873 Testosterone , Total
Testos, total 408 NG/DL
While talking to my Dr I was really hoping to get put on TRT, but he didn't seem to think it was an option. Now that I have the results, I can't tell for sure what number to use. Am I 873 or 408?
If it is 408 is that low enough to consider TRT?
my total test was about 350 and I got put on TRT. In the 800's is fan*fucking*tastic... At least to my small mind. If you were to do any self-medicated TRT than what would be your weekly mg? What would it have to be to surpass your already impressive level anyway? I'm not sure you need TRT, maybe just a cycle?
I have no help for you though, sorry...
Diet,stress, rest all play a roll in this, did you have a major stress event in your life, new job, divorce, new kid, etc?
what was your free T? Perhaps you need an AI to combat the estrogen. Your total T levels are what most guys shoot for when on TRT...
I still think you are over training. 43 ain't young, no matter what you think. And just becuase you could do something at 35 doesn't mean you can still do it 8 yrs later. And its probably your CNS...which a cycle wouldn't do jack for. I have a feeling your a type A and thinks he can do the same level of training he did in his mid 30s.
You were fine running right? And then you added lifting? And then you started having issues? Still sounds like your over training.
I would get your thyroid checked. I have the same issues. Have been on and off thyroid meds for years and they dont really seem to help so I assumed my T levels were low. Had them checked a few weeks ago and they came back at 691 ng/dl (age 34). Was hoping that was the case as Im sick of endo's - have been through 4 in 4 years with no real help. Most endos will only look at TSH - still trying to find one that will look at TBG and/or TRH.
In any case, low thyroid symptoms are similar to low T.
I have an over active thyroid. It sucks. I have to consume a massive amount of calories just to maintain. Bulking is tough b/c my body burns thru food so fast. I stopped lifting for six months and lost almost all my muscle I built over many years.
I do computer work for a living so if it wasn't for my workouts I would get fat. I am trying to research the AI option if that is the issue. Not sure what AI is yet. lol
See my post on the AI subject in this forum. I'm on TRT - find an endocrinologist that is up to speed on the healthy effects of TRT. Most will be happy to keep you in the 'old guy' range. Don't buy it, move on to the next.
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