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I am 29 overweight and have no energy. They did a battery of tests on me and found i am prediabetic with a testosterone level of 219. I am always exhausted I began a low carb diet not long before i  took the tests. I am no a fan of chemicals but this testosterone shot seems like it would help alot. Most times I am very depressed have no libido, like none. I have no problem getting or maintaining an erection just no drive to have sex or any other sexual things. My question is this. These shots they are gonna gonna me are administer once a month, i have heard people say that they take them weekly. I have no insurance and am terrified that a medicine may make me feel bad or have a side effect. The shots are 70 dollars monthly. It isn't like a sudden coffee rush is it? I just want to be happy and normal feeling not like im on speed. As of now it feels like i am weighted down with 100 lb weights and feel horrible. Also my semen is clumpy almost like a gel, i hear that is a sign of low testosterone. Any imput would be great.
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1709021 tn?1308184343
Not a doctor but maybe just talkin about the real deep seated thoughts with you best pal would help.  
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Some common low testosterone symptoms are decrease in sex drive, ejaculation problems, shrinking testicle, fatigue, loss of body hair, difficulty gaining or maintaining muscle, depression, and loss of strength. With therapy there will be improvement in all these parameters with time.
The cause of low testosterone has to be found out and treated. The various causes include side effects of drugs, testicular dysfunction, and raised adrenal hormone cortisol. Problems such as chronic illness (mumps in childhood which damaged testis), aging (not in your case), starvation, head injury, surgeries in testicular area, cancers, infections, and alcoholism are also among the causes of low testosterone levels. Chronic use of steroids can cause a decrease in testosterone level. Please consult an endocrine specialist and an urologist. You can also increase the testosterone level by taking more of meat, salmon fish, yellow, red and green fruits and vegetables (of course this does not substitute hormone replacement shots, which anyways you will need to take).
The dose of testosterone is adjusted as per need. At times it is started weekly and then maintained monthly. In your age group the hormone level should be 300-1080 ng/dL, so 219 is not too low. Hence monthly shots may suffice. Take care!
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1353650 tn?1429463374
I know this is going to sound strange but my husband is also prediabetic with low testosterone and he was diagnosed with lyme disease. Do you have any other symptoms like muscle pain, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, memory problems, or anything that you think is just from being overweight or getting older? Do you have low vit. D? My son has this condition as well and he also has lyme disease. My son has put on a lot of weight because of lyme disease. It can mess up how your metabolism works along with your digestion, thyroid, blood sugar, nervous system and much more. You can check out my journal pages and see what we have been treated for. Good Luck
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