Total testosterone of 290 at 21 years old. Options?
Can’t post anywhere else so I have to put this in the basics sub forum.
Story: Back in 2013 I had a blood test done which showed total testosterone at a level of 410 and because I was 19 at the time I trusted the doctor when he said it was normal. In January 2015 I had another blood test which showed a level of 422. I was looking up testosterone levels on the internet and realized a level of 422 is low for a 21 year old male so I wanted to get another test to make sure. Just a few days ago I tested at a level of 290 on a third test. I’ve never done steroids (just in case anyone assumes to the contrary due to the low level).
Feels: To be honest my libido kind of sucks and it’s sucked since high school. I can still force myself to get a hard on that does get very hard but I’m unable to get one without stimulation. Also if I don’t force myself to get a hard on I won’t have one period (for weeks at a time). My morning wood isn’t great either because it’s more like a semi hard on at 50% and it’s been that way for years. I still find women very pretty but I don’t really have any sexual thoughts. During the day I feel tired and fatigued while at night I have trouble falling asleep as well as waking up too early. I still get around 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night but feel tired in the morning.
Concerns: I’m just wondering what my options are at this point. I’ve read a lot about getting testosterone from doctors and I realize just how difficult it can be to get a prescription for testosterone injections. My level is also above the bottom end of the reference range which is 250. My other concern is when I go see the doctor he will want to do another blood test and if that blood test shows up higher than 300 he might say I’m “normal” which is completely wrong for a 21 year old. Or he might even say a level of 290 is normal because it’s above 250….. I’m also wondering if I find a doctor who will treat it if he’ll just prescribe the gel so I get my level into the 400s again. Since I have a low level and it needs to be treated I’d rather have my level be at the upper limits of normal with injections.
Anyways sorry this was so long but I’m just wondering what exactly are my options and what is your advice?