Hello, I first saw an endocrinologist a couple years ago. he told me I had hypothyroidism and SECONDARY (not primary) hypogonadism. he did a TON of blood work and told me that it's NOT because of a pituitary tumor. he said, "If I want to be really strict, I'd order an MRI". He did something like $13,000 in bloodwork on me and there were no major results. He was a wonderful doctor. I no longer see him because I moved. He also said, "I see hypothyroidism and secondary hypogonadism all the time in men who are chronically depressed.........it's a constellation." (I have suffered from treatment-resistant depression for about 25 years.) He offered me Androgel, which I accepted and still use.
So, I just had a conversation over the phone with a new endocrinologist in my new town in order to establish an appointment. The first thing she said when I told her I suffer from secondary hypogonadism is, "Is this because of a pituitary tumor?" I assured her my former endo did every test on God's green earth and always maintained the he knows I don't have a pituitary tumor, she said, "Well, it's coming from somewhere. She scared the daylights out of me. Then again, she doesn't know me from Adam and she sounded a little irritable, to be honest.
Like I said, my former endo says he sees secondary hypogonadism in guys like me who are chronically depressed, have Hashimoto's, etc. What do you have to say about this? I am the biggest hypochondriac and I don't know if I want to see this new endo or not. I could use some reassurance. If anyone has information about the link of chronic depression, Hashimoto's, and secondary hypothyroidism, I'd love you for it. I can't tolerate worrying excessively about anything superfluous right now. Thanks a lot. I should also mention that I got punched in the nose! - about a year ago, ended up in the emergency room, they gave me a CAT scan, which they said was "fine" or "okay".
Thanks so much for the reassurance and bless you!