Modesto's Test Test
I recently had blood drawn to check cholesterol and I asked the nurse if she wouldn’t mind checking the box for testosterone on the lab request. She did it (and got my doctor’s approval). I got the results back a few days ago.
As prelude, I am a very solid guy—a former weightlifter. I still have lots of muscle and am fairly lean. Sex is still good, but sometimes a little Cialis can make it much better. I go days without really thinking about sex, and then suddenly I need it desperately. This has been my pattern for the last several years. Generally I feel fine, but I sometimes complain about not being really excited about life. I have trouble pushing myself to do things and often feel kind of “gray.” Intense exercise helps, but I can’t do that all the time.
So I was only slightly floored to see my total T number come back at 320 ng/dL. That’s lower than my dad’s!
Now I have to wonder. Even though I’m doing okay, could I be feeling and functioning much better?
The next step is to get more data. My PCP doesn’t want to test me further (He says I’m “normal”), but I can always go back to my father’s MD. I’m not ready to be treated yet, but I want to stay on top of this. Also, it’s kind of encouraging to think that maybe there’s a cure out there for “the blahs.”
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Last edited by ModestoMan : 10-16-2010 at .