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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: katsman24 on April 06, 2012, 07:36:46 pm

Title: Low testosterone
Post by: katsman24 on April 06, 2012, 07:36:46 pm
I went to my dr. complaining that I don't have energy, I get fatigued, I cannot lose weight, I cannot concentrate on anything (they diagnosed me with ADD) and I just don't feel like me anymore.  So, we went through some tests and then only two things that came back low and out side of the normal ranges where vitamin D (this is very low 15) and my testosterone (320).  I just read how vitamin D and testosterone are linked.  My question is will taking vitamin D (Dr. has me taking 50,000 IU once a week and 5000 daily) help increase my testosterone levels to a more normal level?  I am asking this because the dr. blew me off when I asked him about my low testosterone levels and what the normal levels for my age where.  Oh, I forgot I am 30 and I am overweight by about 20lbs to 25lbs.  I know this is not a medical advice forum but I am asking if I am nuts for wanting to see another Dr. or maybe a specialist.  I am at the end of my rope.  Thanks.

Edit:  This is my first test, but the Dr. didn't order another test.  I have been diagnosed with a varicocele (at 19) and it has flared up.  I took the test in the morning around 9:30.  I don't really sleep that much (I get about 5 to 7 hours a night, mostly on the 5 part).  I have been struggling with depression for bout 7 years now, I get better at times but mostly it is the 600 lbs elephant in my brain that I don't talk about).  I do not have issues with sex or getting my boys to work.  I just don't enjoy it, and I don't really think about sex a lot or ever.  Sorry this is long but I was reading over other post and though I would try and answer some of the questions that might be asked.
Title: Re: Low testosterone
Post by: PeakT on April 06, 2012, 09:22:12 pm
Those levels are very low especially for someone your age:

Many doctors would consider you hypogonadal and treat you one way or the other.  My experience is that young guys really struggle at these lower levels and really feel the symptoms severely. 

You, as you probably know, have a number of things that will very likely raise your T:

1) Increasing Vitamin D
2) Dropping the extra pounds
3) Sleeping 8 hours
4) Getting rid of the depression
5) Possible:  Getting the varicocele treated.  Use the search on the top of my site to find info on this.

You should be able to significantly raise your T by working on these, but it's hard to say for sure until you try it.  The above, coupled with your age, may be why your doc did not want to treat you - I don't know.

I highly recommend that you read as many of the threads on this board as you can regarding testosterone and kind of get to speed as it is somewhat of an involved subject.

Also, are you on any medications?
Title: Re: Low testosterone
Post by: katsman24 on April 06, 2012, 10:33:50 pm
I am taking medications and they are: Atomoxetine (straterra, for ADD) and phentermine (adipex, for help with weight loss, it has helped but not much).  I just got started on the vitamin d.  I have talked with the Dr. about the depression but I cannot take anti-depressants (I am in the military they do not like people taking them). 

After I start what you recommend how long will ittake for me to "feel" the results?
Title: Re: Low testosterone
Post by: PeakT on April 07, 2012, 03:32:24 am
Read this.  It definitely causes issues with libido, etc. in some patients and has a a reputation:

And how long before what?