In the last 3-4 years post reversal I have had a lot of health problems I did not have prior to reversal.
I don’t know if it’s age or related to secondary issues but I am having blood sugar issues and my T levels are in the tank.
My latest Total Testoterone level came back at 365. That’s not even 20 points above the old Labcorp level for clinical hypogonadism. Labcorp, at the guidance of the CDC, lowered their reference range last summer. You now have to have a Total T level below 264 (AT ANY AGE!!!) to be considered as having hypogonadism. It used to be 348. What a crock of shit. You can’t tell me that wasn’t driven by Insurance companies and the ACA/controlling healthcare costs.
Low to no libido
Poor concentration/brain fog
Fatigue even after a full nights sleep
My blood sugar is usually at 100 or above in the morning as well.
I can jump in a pool and swim a mile with little difficulty. I am 6’ 2" and weigh 211 lbs.
What is going on? Anyone out there have any theories.
I will say that after my severe gut infections, which both lasted 3 days and since developing gut issues post reversal (that I think are attributable to NSAID use post reversal and years of antibiotics for PVPS) I have not felt quite right. I had a bout of Salmonella in there too. I feel like those episodes threw some switches in my body/brain.
I have all the symptoms of low T but I think it may be secondary and am frustrated with my GP. I just want to feel better, have more energy and be interested in doing things again. The pain sucks but having no energy or drive is worse.