I’m new to this site and really need some help. I have been feeling very weak and fatigued and am even out of work now for 1 month because I can’t sleep properly and do not have any energy. My thinking is cloudy, no energy, and depressed. I can sleep all day if I get the chance. I need to get better. I’m 43 and its time to live a normal life. I felt like this when I was 22 yrs old but didn’t have insurance and fought through all this until they put me on Paxil and discovered a few years later I had atrial fibrilation. The fatigue and depression has returned so I got a bood test and my testosterone is 97. Had another test to make sure and it came back the same.
I went to an endocrinologist yesterday and he is running more blood tests but says he thinks I just have low testosterone and nothing is causing it. Said the testicles are just not producing like they should. I have a lot of the symptones of hypothyroidism such as feeling very hungry and etc. With all the research I’ve done I wonder if he should be doing more testing on my thyroid etc.
I was also thinking that maybe my atrial fibrilation is caused by this and possibly and even my depression? I’ve felt very depressed recently due to this low testosterone. I’m hoping the androgel will help me with all these symptoms. I’ve been taking androgel for 3 weeks now and feel a little better but still can sleep all the time. I’m wondering if there are some things the doctors should be looking at. I have to return to work in 9 days and want to be able to return healthy. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I am new to this discussion. I have been feeling fatigued and very weak and at times sore joints and difficulty focusing mentally. The most recent tests showed low testosterone and low B12 and the doctor would like to meet. Based on how I have been feeling, I do not feel good about this meeting, and would like to get feedback from others. The pain is a general ongoing pain, and stiffness, and the joint pain hurts at knuckles, wrists, toes, knees, and shoulders/neck. Stress may add to it, and I have been under significant stress, but the overall lack of energy, and body fatigue concerns me – I have not felt alert or energetic in over a year.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Why are you not feeling well about the next doctor appointment? This could be a good chance to start getting help to feel better. Low testosterone and low b12 can make you feel the way you have been feeling. Get those levels corrected and see what a difference you may see. It might take a few months so be patient. I hope this helps.
Hi @kenl, how did your meeting go?
anyone know of a good over the counter supplement for low testosterone
@tutu42 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You are wondering if there are good over the counter supplements for low testosterone.
You will notice that I moved your question to a previous discussion related to this topic. Active members of the Men's Health group like @abbas @phoenix1647 @glenner075 @jimhd @jakedduck1 may be able to offer suggestions and/or support.
Below I have linked two Mayo Clinic resources related to the topic of testosterone that @johnbishop was kind enough to pass along.
– Testosterone Therapy https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/mens-health-1/newsfeed-post/testosterone-therapy/
– Video Q&A about The Truth about Testosterone and Men’s Health https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/facebook-live-the-truth-about-testosterone-and-mens-health-with-dr/
May I ask if you have been diagnosed with low testosterone and if you have considered a prescription medication, if appropriate?
My husbands kidney doctor suggested that he have a testosterone shot and it did help him feel better. He has stage 3 kidney disease and just doesn’t have much energy. He is 77 years old and I am wondering if the shots are safe for him. His blood work did show low testosterone levels. We tried viagra but it drops his blood pressure too low. I don’t think it is safe. He is going to a urologist next month and I wonder what questions we should ask. He has a hard time getting erections because of some of his blood pressure meds and has retrograde ejaculation probably because of taking flomax. We would like to get our sex life back to a better level if possible. I think the doctors just don’t care because of our age. Anyone have any suggestions?
I agree that Doctors just don"t care re about the whole E.D./Sex in Marriage thing for elderly people. I've run into that attitude issue while talking to my Urologist.. I just find enough Doctors who do care that allows me to proceed with my own plan which includes Sex in my marriage.
Hi Anet, have you and your husband considered consulting with a sex therapist?
A good Urologist worth his weight in salt will be able to help you navigate through the many options available to you (E.G.; vacuum pump, medications, implant and injections) I am seeing Dr. Desai in Lecanto, FL., and he is very, very good.