Posted in the Endocrinology Forum
#1 Jun 3, 2011
So, long story short.....
I'm 28 and should have everything going for me, no serious trauma in my life. The last couple of years I've felt like a completely different person, almost outside of my body, dealing with depressive thoughts and severe anxiety. I've pushed my body to the limit physically, partied a lot when I was younger, smoked pot habitually for 8 years and have dabbled in sport enhancing drugs (small amount) as a youngster as well. I'm on this forum in the hopes that someone has some advice.
I've completely changed my life 6 months ago, eating healthy, cutting the booze and smoke out and really havent touched testosterone boosting supplements in years. My doctor put me on Lexapro for my depression and xanax to help me sleep at night or when I'm having real bad anxiety. I don't like taking anything synthetic now but realize I may have to.
I recently went to the doctor (new doctor) to talk about my ordeal and requested my testosterone levels be measured. My testosterone levels were 596 ng/dl and she said this was normal. Ultimately she said I was bi-polar manic depressive and put me on Prozac and Symbyax. I was reading online that 596 ng/dl was normal for a 55 year old man. Before I try the anti-depressants I wanna make sure this isn't a low testosterone thing. Could I be feeling like this because my testosterone levels are low for my age or am I really crazy!?
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