Possible understanding of low test vs depression

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    Daniel Abraham
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    Hey everyone, had a question for both coaches and anyone with a similar experience. For the past 2-3 ish years, I’ve seen minimal progress in the gym both hypertrophy and strength wise. I’ve done progress overload and have seen some gains there as you should, but end up plateauing. As well as this I’ve noticed my libido has plummeted, slight hair loss and over all low energy& depression (unless highly caffeinated lol). I’ve gone to my doctor in the past, and they said all I had was depression and to go see a therapist, but when I got my blood tested and specifically asked for my test levels to be checked, they said low test was a myth and didn’t take it. I’m gonna go get my blood tested somewhere else, and see what’s going on, but wanted to ask if you see a flaw in what I’ve said that I missed that could be contributing to my failure in the gym.

    #323517
    Daniel Abraham
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    I forgot to add, August of 2020 my state allowed gyms to open and within a 2-3 month span I put on around 50 lbs of mostly fat when eating around the same I would eat in a bulk pre-covid. Went from 170-220 ish, I’ve always been able to digest everything super fast and not allow much fat gain. This was with lifting and some cardio incorporated too.

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    BryceBahm
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    Joe
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    #324533
    Daniel Abraham
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    Thank you bryce! I had some “high” kidney levels on my last blood test (taken around june of last year) and I believe it was caused by high potassium/protein intake because I drink around 1.5 gallons of water a day so doubt it was dehydration. So I’ll try to see if anything else stood out that could be causing it.

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    Daniel Abraham
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    Thank you Joe! Therapy has been on my mind and I agree with you on it being more complex than just finding one solution. I’ll try to find the best doctor in this field. Another question, would you say the anabolic doc is a credible source for expanding my knowledge on anabolics/trt? I’m a clinical exercise science major and eventually want to either become an athletic trainer for a pro team or become a coach like you/bryce, leading me to want to expand my knowledge for anabolics like I said. I’ve been going on pubmed when i’m eating or watching his videos while doing cardio and wanted to know you’re input.

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    BryceBahm
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    Daniel Abraham
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    Thanks Bryce!

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