low testosterone fears
I think that my test levels are low. I am 27 years old and have ZERO facial hair. I know of nobody in that situation. Very little underarm hair. I go through quite long stages of depression, although that could be more linked to my cystic acne which doesn't get better, no matter what the doctor gives me. I have a very bad memory (another symptom of low testosterone). I am in 'ok' shape, but no matter how hard i push it at the gym, I cant get 'ripped' and always have fat in my face (another indicator of low testosterone from what i read).
I have an appointment about my cystic acne next week, and i am yet again going to try to convince my doc to test my blood. I wish it was like in America (im in the UK) where its seems very common to test patients blood. I dont understand why is isn's something that doctors WANT to do. One could potentially be very ill and not yet displaying symptoms, and a blood test could pick up on the problem and catch it early, no?
A couple of questions:
Ive mentioned before to people about my total lack of facial hair. People sometimes say "its just you genetics", but that soesn't make sense to me. I mean, when women take testosterone they grow full beards, but surely its not in THEIR genetics to be able to grow facial hair!!?
Also, why do people say that HRT is for life, but when bodybuilders take steroids, it isn't 'for life'? whats the difference? Either way, you are getting external testosterone and so the bodies own testosterone production shuts down, no?
Im hoping to be able to report some numbers to you in the future to get some advice, but the more times i get fobbed off by the doctor, i begin considering doing a few cycles of testosterone much like a body builder would.
Anyone have any input on my situation, and able to answer my questions?