Hi all! I live in the UK and reached your forum looking for some answers. I will see an Endocrinologist soon but I don't know how 'conservative' is - so would like to have some opinions beforehand...
ME: Male / 34yo / No past-current affections / No STDs / No meds / No supplements / Healthy diet / Good sleep
ALL of the symptoms started in my early 20s (34 now) and have increased in a slowly but constant way until many of then became unbearable or I have only realised about them because of how they affect my life.
- low to none/zero libido (sex drive)
- no morning erections
- reduced penis sensitivity
- reduced ejaculation volume
- none spontaneous sexual thoughts/no arousal from watching porn
- premature ejaculation (only in intercourse, not masturbating)
- no working effect of cialis/levitra/viagra (even max dose, only cialis work to some extent) -> because of sex desire lack I think
- somewhat good erections when masturbating only
- slight less superficial (skin) sensitivity on all left side of body (from 2008 stress episode) - CT brain scan was good / No MRI done yet.
- mood swings/irritable (specially when in front of people I know)
- fluctuating low energy (not constant)
- lack of motivation and self confidence
- diminished enthusiasm/depression
- passive attitude / depressed mood
- reduced interest in life
- not looking for desire/reward feeling
- closed to meeting new people/more anti-social
- flushed face when in front of people or stressful situations
- brain fog (not constant, some days I'm really clear)
- "Void" feeling -> as a general description
Currently on psychotherapy but not working. Actually my therapist recommended me seeing an Endocri.
You can review all my lab results in this PDF. All were done around 8-9am after a 12hr fasting.
I did all of those tests after own research, only some where asked by my GP on primary consultation.
After some homework I have noticed from the lab tests:
DHEA-S: Low for optimum range
Testosterone Total: Low for age
Testo Bioavailable - lab measured: 50% less than calculated
T/E2 ratio: Low
SHBG: Low for age
DHT: Low for age
Cortisol: Low for age (waiting for a 24hr saliva test result)
Progesterone: High for males
IGF-1: Lower range
ACTH: Lower range
TSH: High for optimum range
Uric Acid: High (no gout, ever)
Ferritin: Too High (no hemochromatosis gene present)
Copper: Upper range
Hope you can add you 2cents to this, I'm kind of desperate - specially because of my complete lack of sexual desire being 34!
Would like to find the root of all this and the borderline results - just don't know where to start.
IDEAS from own research:
- Secondary Hypogonadism
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Pituitary disorders
- Low Testosterone (causes?)
- Aromatase Disorders