Posted 8/21/2006 3:12 PM (GMT -6)
I had to force my PCP to let me even get tested for low t. I asked him to humor me and he did. I must say he did seem a little excited when the 1st results came back showing low t levels.
I see him again on 8/28. I will try and get retested then.
A little more non t related info.
Like I said I was diagnosed with dep/anx around 6 years ago. I was and still am under a lot of stress as my wife has some pretty serious mental health issues and I have a job that I am miserable in.
I have always had very, very low self esteem. I have also always been lazy.
My problem now is that I don't do anything more than the very minimum in my life. I force myself to go to work. I spend 8.5 hours doing nothing (can't believe I have not been fired yet). I cannot motivate myself to do anything.
At home I watch sports on TV and play around on the computer. We rarely go out. We don't take vacations. I have no desire to do anything.
I am totally aware of the "just get off my butt and do it" route, but I can't seem to get myself off my butt.
This is where the testosterone stuff came in. I was writing this kind of stuff in another forum (non-health related) and 2 members who suffer from low t jumped on my symptoms, since they were so familiar to them. They raved about HRT. Told me how much better I will feel...
Like I said I wasn't hoping for the "magic pill"
This is quoted from an article, but says what I was trying to say.
Benefits most often described by patients occurring within one to two weeks include an increase in energy and well-being, a small increase in libido and spontaneous erections. Full benefits may take a number of months as androgen receptors develop in the tissues in response to the testosterone treatment. In the longer term there is an increase in muscle strength (particularly when combined with a programme in the gym), bone density and cardiovascular blood supply is improved and mental alertness and an elevation of mood is often marked.
Well time to leave from doing nothing to go home and do nothing.