Are these Testosterone levels normal?
Hi, new member here. A little about me, I'm a 31yr old white male, around 230lbs. I haven't been to a Doctor in years, had to go a few weeks ago due running a fever one night and joint pain that had been lingering for two years, if not more. Turns out after being put on amoxicillin that that is more than likely due to a tooth that has been broken off since 2004 or 05.
Anyway, while I was there I mentioned to the Dr. that I haven't had much of a sex drive for the past four years or so. I can still get an erection but the last few years of my late 20's I've started having problems with premature ejaculation and staying focused. Honestly, I'd rather be reading a book or working on something outside than having sex. In the span of four years I've had several girlfriends and now have a wife and this is causing problems in my marriage. Seems like from the time I was 13 til around 25-26 I had a very hyper sex drive, couldn't get enough of it and it's slowly and continues to diminish as time goes on.
I had the Dr. test my testosterone and these are the levels I got back:
Testosterone, Total 350.05 (10-70ng/dl) H
Testosterone, Free 79.9 (0.6-6.8 pg/mL) H
Testosterone, % Free 2.3 (0.4-2.4 %)
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin 26 (18-114 nmol/L)
She also did a bunch of other test and other than my "Good" cholesterol being a tad high, she said I was healthy. Said the testosterone levels are normal but from the chart she showed me, they did appear on the low side. She is leaning towards I am depressed and the depression is causing the low sex drive. Now, I do suffer from depression, have since I was a teenager. Actually was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Type II in 2010. I've been down the route of the meds and I don't want to go back on them. I've been in a downward swing before in my teens and early 20's and still had all the go I wanted. She wants to start me on Abilify, I dis-agree with her its the depression and I think my testosterone levels are on the low side even though they are in the normal.
I'd like to hear some opinions on this if anyone would be kind enough to respond. I'm leaning towards getting a second opinion by another Dr. but would like to hear what some opinions before I go that route.
Thanks in Advance