Does not seem like a good idea while trying to get help for hypogonadism, at least in my experience so far.
If you don't conform to the typical 60% carb intake, eat every 3 hours, cardio only exercise, and mention weights/muscle it seems to set off alarm bells in their heads. I guess it's somewhat understandable since they probably have a lot of gym goers coming in wanting "legal steroids", but if you're truly seeking help I feel it's better to withhold any nutrition/fitness information, initially at least, if it deviates from the norm.
Just this morning I went to see a GP about getting follow up tests suggested by my endocrinologist. I mentioned the endo suggested (off the record) I supplement with DHEA and I wanted my levels checked before I did. Next question from him was "do you go to the gym/lift weights?". He started going on about muscle building/looking good and paying the price because of side effects when I didn't mention anything about that at all. Needless to say he didn't order the test.
It took me 3 visits to the endocrinologist before he saw I wasn't making my symptoms up and actually wanted help. I have a feeling this was because in the first two visits I talked about lifting weights, my diet and body composition. Even though I emphasised my main concerns didn't have anything to do with that he probably didn't believe me.
The first endocrinologist didn't offer any help because my testosterone was in the "normal" range and because I "look like an athlete" (I was +20% bodyfat and bloated). He told me to "be confident" regarding my anxiety and depression/mood swings.
I think I'll hold back with any new doctors in the future until I've built some rapport with them before revealing too much information. I don't want to trick anyone but I don't want them jumping to conclusions when I'm being honest with them.
Anyone else have any similar experiences?
PS - I'm just venting, feel terrible today and feels hopeless when the professionals won' t help and/or are clueless.