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    Hi Mark, this is going to be a bit long winded, but I think there are some important factors to include

    I'm 31 male, 5'7 and currently weigh 160 pounds. A stick I know. I have started a nlp this week after what has been my longest layoff (9 months)

    Nine months ago I was 185, squatting 305x3x5, benching 195x3x5, pressing 127x3x5 and deadlifting 355x5. Obviously these numbers are greatly reduced after such a long layoff and 35 pounds less of me.

    Due to a recent car accident I was in, I had to be examined by a doctor to prove I am fit to drive. I haven't been to a doctor in over 12 years so she did all the basic blood work a new patient would get plus a few extra, one being testosterone at my request. My level was 418.96, sample taken at 11:30 am, last thing I ate was a small breakfast at 6 am. She told me I am "normal" but I need another opinion.

    I need to add in here some other factors that may have some weight in why my levels are low. The car accident I was in was caused by extreme fatigue that turned out to be E. Coli. I went from 175 to 165 in ten days, and had bruised ribs that effected most of my day in an unsatisfactory way for about 5 weeks. Over those 5 weeks I lost about another 5 pounds and used a notch in my belt I havent used since I was 22.

    Just wondering what your thoughts are, obviously this doctor has no interest in helping me get my levels higher, I am in the normal range after all.

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    Have you watched or listened to our podcasts about this?

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    I have. I thought maybe the rapid weight loss I went through could have played a role in my levels. I left out in my post that I am not experiencing any classic symptoms of low testosterone, so I just wanted a more informed opinion before I go to a trt clinic.

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    If you are not symptomatic, you don't need TRT.

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    You aren't fit to drive, by the way, since your decision-making includes risking other people's lives by choosing to drive while extremely fatigued. You should be stripped of licensure for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrfunk View Post
    You aren't fit to drive, by the way, since your decision-making includes risking other people's lives by choosing to drive while extremely fatigued. You should be stripped of licensure for life.
    Are you placing him under arrest?

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