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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: 201260mark on January 08, 2014, 07:32:20 pm

Title: Very Low Testosterone
Post by: 201260mark on January 08, 2014, 07:32:20 pm
Hello to everyone,
I'm new here and very desperate for derection and help. I've have low T for about 8-10 yrs that I know of.
I guess I put my head in the sand about my condition trying only the gel treatment only for a short amount of time.
so lets say I have not done anything since that but maybe take a few supplements here and there. I'm at the point
in my life that my wife of 14 yrs wants to call it quits in our marriage. I have all the emotional traits that come with having this except ED.
Need help
Title: Re: Very Low Testosterone
Post by: PeakT on January 08, 2014, 08:10:33 pm
Hello to everyone,
I'm new here and very desperate for derection and help. I've have low T for about 8-10 yrs that I know of.
I guess I put my head in the sand about my condition trying only the gel treatment only for a short amount of time.
so lets say I have not done anything since that but maybe take a few supplements here and there. I'm at the point
in my life that my wife of 14 yrs wants to call it quits in our marriage. I have all the emotional traits that come with having this except ED.
Need help

Important first question:

What are your symptoms?  And can you provide us with your last testosterone reading?

This is super relevant, so that's why I'm asking.

And hang in there!  You can almost for sure turn things around.  And, as you know, women love to see you being proactive:  it shows them that you care, that you're taking charge, etc. 

Also, if you are low testosterone, it can create quite intense anxiety and depression and mental fog.  It makes it very difficult to function in your career and relationships successfully.  Been there!
Title: Re: Very Low Testosterone
Post by: 201260mark on January 08, 2014, 09:32:29 pm
My last count was 160 , my family doctor did blood work and cought it, his first way of handling was to put me Clomid. I just got scared at the side effects and noticed that this would not be best for long-term. I didn't give it chance.  It seems the gel and shots have even worst side effects. I know there's no majic cure, just looking for the best to start with . I'm tryin to watch what eat and even giving up things like beer, sweets. Don't know if a specialist would be the same? Giving me basically the same options.
Thanks
Title: Re: Lifestyle Changing for the worst
Post by: 201260mark on January 08, 2014, 09:37:43 pm
Sorry, my symptoms seem to be all on the mental side depression, bad mood, lack of interest in just about anything
always looking at negatives instead of what I have in front of me.
Title: Re: Very Low Testosterone
Post by: PeakT on January 08, 2014, 10:00:27 pm
160?!?  Ouch!!

Hey, seriously, imo you should get your bone mass tested since you said it had been years.  Have you had your estradiol pulled?  Get the sensitive test and, if you are low, check for osteopenia.

Also, you should be checked immediately for anemia.  Hopefully, you've had that checked recently at a physical or something.

You probably have both low testosterone and low estradiol.  Both can increase risk for many conditions and create cognitive/brain issues.  PM me if you want an (electronic) copy of my book for free on the subject.  Please, I urge you to take charge and get yourself back into shape.

Again, low T very commonly causes mental fog, anxiety, fatigue, poor sleep, depression.  Testosterone, in me, affected my brain before it hit me below the belt.  I struggled with mild to occasionally moderate depression until I went on cypionate and got my T levels up.

No one can promise you that testosterone will magically help you or be a silver bullet for you.  But you really need to work with a good doc on this and get it taken care of.  Unless you have been super careful with how you eat, low testosterone elevates insulin and can lead to diabetes, prediabetes and hardening of the arteries just for starters.  You've got to get start learning about all of this.  I know it's probably tough to even think straight - been there! - but start reading as much as you can about testosterone/estradiol, etc. in men. 

You should give up beer if you are drinking more than one drink per day and can't control yourself:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_beer

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/alchohol

Important question:  have you been getting regular morning erections?

Also, please start another thread on questions about different types of testosterone and therapies.  We can give you a lot of the pros and cons here.  Btw, I also don't trust Clomid, but we have a lot of guys on the forum using it.  And topicals are NOT the only type of testosterone out there.  I had a miserable experience on the topicals and thank goodness that's not what I still use!  (Some guys have good success with them though...)