Hi, I am 22 years old and fear I may be suffering from low testosterone. My mood is very up and down. When it's down i feel physically weak, tired, uncoordinated, lack of a sex drive, socially anxious, general sense of fear, physically bloated and a generally unhealthy look. The physical symptoms can be so severe that I can look a few years younger and heavier suddenly just from the facial bloating and bloating in my pectoral and lower stomach area.
When these symptoms do come on, I feel helpless. My mind is saying I have no reason to feel this way, but it's out of my control.
The reason I suspect its an issue of testosterone levels is when the symptoms occur, I feel almost feminine. That feeling of feeling like a man just disappears. I heard zinc helps boost testosterone levels so I took it for a while but I was scared I was taking too much so I stopped.
I have no insurance and can't afford medical care at the moment so I haven't had my levels checked. This is really bugging me, I'm only 22 and shouldn't feel this way. So besides being able to confirm if this is infact low T, I would appreciate it if someone can let me know what can cause this in such a young person.
Thanks in advance.