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Need Help ASAP! Low Blood Sugar, Low T, No Energy, Fatigue At 18 Yr Old

Discussion in 'Ask For Help or Advice' started by Deadpool, May 26, 2017.

  1. Deadpool

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    Hi guys I am in terrible need for help!

    A couple of days ago I was lying awake in bed, unable to sleep again, shaky, nervous, with fast heart beat and weird thoughts. This happened to me sometimes in the past and I did not know what it was. I thought I was going crazy. I finally realized that this was low blood sugar. I went ahead and ate a little bit of honey, gelatin and aspirin and slowly got better.

    Since then I have been reading a lot more about Peat and finally everything makes sense about me. But this is still so much information and I just don't know how to fix myself.

    Here is my story:

    I am 18 years old, turning 19 next month, and I discovered Peat in november 2016.

    Since then I stopped being afraid of sugar and salt, and tried to limit PUFA but I I didn't see a big change.

    I have been skinny all my life. I remember a few times in my childhood where I just passed out, probably because of low blood sugar.

    I couldn't gain weight no matter what I did and I have always been called the skinny kid.

    Fast forward to when I was about 13. I started a little bit of weight training because I wanted muscles. Over time I got more and more into bodybuilding. I learnt that I had to eat more to gain weight. So I started eating a lot more and I gained weight and a bit of muscle but I still felt low energy.

    I learned about testosterone and figured I was low in it. It sounds crazy but even with 15/16 years old, I felt like I had low libido, weak erections, no morning wood in my entire life. I just felt like ***t.

    So I read into testosterone and got into all sorts of diets, supplements and hacks. Cold showers, fish oil, nuts, lots of PUFAS. I cut out grains (which is the only thing that seems to me that made me feel better) and then soon after that, I got into paleo.

    I tried low-carb, carb-cycling, high fat, just eating normally and nothing works. I feel depressed, low energy, fatigued all the time. Low testostrone, no libido, no sex drive, no morning wood, weak erections. Can not gain muscle anymore and actually seem to lose strength and muscle slowly.

    I have also been intermittent fasting for the past 2 years.

    I probably ruined my metabolism even more with all of these things.

    Now I am trying to fix this. But I don't know how to approach this diet and what to eat. It feels so limited and like I can't really eat anything except OJ, gelatin, sugar, honey and milk.

    These things don't satiate me really. I also don't know how to combine them and it just feels like it is not enough.

    I feel like I should eat more in the 3k calorie range and just don't how to get there.

    I would really appreciate anybody who has advice to fix my situation. Any help is appreciated.

    I am battling this sick situation for 5 years now myself and I don't how to move forward. Doctors can't help. They actually ignore my situation because they think I am young and nothing should be wrong with me.

    I simply want to live a normal life, with lots of energy, high libido, high testosterone and high dopamine. This should be normal for every 18 year old, yet I am here,. struggling with my health.

    I just got blood tests done a couple of days ago and I get the results on monday. I will tell the doc that I want to see the results and get a copy of them, because everytime I did blood tests in the past, they just told me that everything was ok and didn't tell me any levels.

    I remember one time though, when I went to the doc because of my lack of libido and erections and he made a testosterone test, I was in the very low end of normal, something in the 300s iu for testosterone levels, which is not normal for an 18 year old male, yet the doc said everything was ok because I was falling into the range.

    I really hope someone can help me. This forum seems like the last solution to my health problems.
     
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    Deadpool

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    BUMP. Okay so as nobody seems to read this because it is just too long, I try to summarize everything as short as possible:

    Here are my symptoms:

    • low energy
    • low testosterone
    • fatigue
    • fatigue after meals
    • sometimes hyperglycemic reactions after meals with fast heartbeat, nervousness, shakiness, paranoia
    • peeing a lot, clear urin (potentially overhydrated, can't hold on to water a lot)
    • trouble focusing and loss of motivation
    • waking up feeling tired
    • yellow skin
    • muscle loss
    • cold
    • high estrogen
    • stressed
    • no libido, weak erections
    • trouble gaining weight and trouble gaining muscle
    I am just 18 years old with low T, doctors don't want to help because "I am just 18 and everything should be normal" but I am in the lowest end range of "normal" for testosterone levels for example, and I am still young and should be oozing with testosterone and energy.

    I come from a background of high fat ( 8 up to 10 eggs a day, chicken breast, nuts, many almonds and brazil nuts, a lot of green vegetables, beets, selery, 1 pound of ground beef) and low carb (demonizing sugar and staying away from it. Also intermittent fasting, a lot of water, fish oil, cold showers, grain free, paleo (only grain free seems to have had a positive effect)

    I need help please because I want to finally restore my health after a battle of 5 years to just get to normal health. I just want to have energy and a healthy body. But I am having a hard time figuring out all this stuff on my own because I don't know what to eat. Food and meal choices seem very limited.
     
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    Wow. It's kinda like reading my own history.

    I also did IF and low calorie at 18, ruined my health completely and never got it back entirely. Thyroid took most of the damage. 7 years later, I still feel like trash without thyroid supplements, it's really hard to fix it.

    Eating high carb and enough calories should help, but you need to get your thyroid tested, your TSH is probably really high and your hormones are deficient. Your testosterone level is garbage for an 18 year old to be frank, and low thyroid can be a cause for that.

    You should also look into the Steve Richfield temperature reset protocol, it will make thyroid supplements work much more efficiently when you are already at the right temperature.
     
  4. Wagner83

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    Did you ever do a blood work ?
    Can you find wacky potatoes? How is your digestion?
     
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    Hey thanks for the answer man. I think you are on point, only thing is, that my health and hormones were garbage even before IF. In the beginning of IF, like it is with many people, I experience the initial boost and mistook it for improvement when infact I was actually running on stress hormones and adrenaline and that gave me the energy boost.

    After I rewrote my symptoms yesterday, one thing that stood out was the peeing frequently. I thought I might need more salt, and even though I salt my food generously especially after reading Peat but it still doesn't seem to be enough. So I just took some salt straight out of the shaker and it immediately made me feel super warm, focused and relaxed. My iris got super intense blue and seemed to glow when before it would kinda feel dead.

    So I might be deficient in salt and the minerals within it.

    I remember exactly that sometime 3 years ago, all of a sudden I started peeing super frequently and having the constant urge to pee (on top of that feeling very cold). I thought it was kinda normal and after a while I even increased my water intake sometimes up to 2 gallons a day which made it feel worse.

    Peat is definitely spot on with most of his observations and theories. Only thing I got to figure out now is exactly how to apply it to my situation.

    I hope I get more clarity to what is wrong when my blood tests get back and I am going to tell my doc to give me a damn copy although they never want to give it out.
     
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    I will get my blood results tomorrow, just gave bloodwork on wednesday.

    I did bloodwork in the past but as my doctors don't take my conditions seriously because they think I am too young and everything should be fine, they never even showed me my results and give a great attention to detail. As you know what a doctor might think is still in the normal range is possibly very bad for example with thyroid.

    Or like my doctor who told me I had normal testosterone level when infact I was in the lower end of normal and there are probably 60 year olds with more testosterone than me at 18.

    My digestion seems very fast to be honest. I have to go to the toilet 30 minutes after eating most of the time. And sometimes even after that.

    I actually feel all my life that I can never really fully eliminate and my stool is incomplete, so I have to go like an hour later and repeat the process.

    I started squatting on the toilet which helped but still I feel like I can't eliminate fully.
     
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    Ok so I just came back from the doc. As expected, he didn't give a ***t about me and told me that everything is ok.

    Well at least I got my hands on some blood test results, although only some parameters, as I could only get the small free blood tests.

    My thyroid level is:

    TSH: 0.510 mIU/l

    even though the range suggested is 0.27 - 4.20 mIU/l

    How could he say this is normal?

    Also here is my blood glucose level: 89 mg/dl

    The other parameters don't seem important as they are just standard things that are included when the doc checks your blood for free because you tell him so.

    But if there is anything that might be of importance, let me know and I'll check it.
     
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    TSH seems in a good place.

    What is the FT4 and FT3 results though ? Did you have any thyroid antibody tests done ? Any history of autoimmune illness in the family?

    Difficulty gaining weight when a teenager is normal and you probably have an ectomorphic build. Longer term this body is better at ageing.

    You need a full blood panel to even start to understand what the issues may be. Have you not had any testosterone / oestrogen results done ?
     
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    The test the doc made was very basic. It's what is included in basic insurance here in my country.

    If I wanted to test more like a full blood panel I would have to pay and this is just a little too much money for me right now.

    I did a testosterone test because I went to a uroligist and told him I had weak libido and no morning wood. My testosterone was in the low range of normal with 300 something ng/dl and free T was very low aswell

    My only option right now is to experiment and find what type of eating is right for me.

    Luckily for me, with my long history of past experimentations I am very self-aware of my body so I think I can get pretty far without testing until I can afford it.
     
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    Ok, so you know testosterone is lower in range. Getting docs to supplement this might be difficult when you are so young.

    Diet is a good start.

    What about the use of pregnenalone or ProgestE (progesterone). Progesterone in small doses can help raise testosterone for a male, but it has to be small (3mg max per day).

    Have you looked into Haidut's supplements on here. Androsterone may be of use, or pansterone.

    Also check out this forum which deals with low testosterone specifically:

    Male Health & HRT
     
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    Hey man thanks for the answer.

    I don't really want to go on HRT or TRT. I want to fix it the "natural" route.

    I haven't really gotten into all those sups like ProgestE or pregnenalone or even pansterone. I have read about it on this site but I have seen negative and positive experiences plus most of the people taking these seem to be older.

    I don't want to mess up my natural endocrine system by taking these when too young so I wanted to ask here if it's a problem. Can you explain maybe what exactly these hormones do? Does my body produce them naturally aswell?

    I will check out that forum.
     
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    This diagram shows how our steroid hormones break down. They all come from cholesterol. Our body breaks down cholesterol and will form testosterone and oestrogen at the end of the chain. The hormones cascade downwards to the ultimate strong hormones. The higher up the chain the weaker the action of the hormone. This is why it is safer to take these hormones rather than the direct acting testosterone.

    Read about pregnenalone and see if this may be needed by you. I use progesterone, but i am 45. I use 2 drops per day and it works very well for me.

    Lots of guys use DHEA and pregnenalone. Or the pansterone product is a possibility as it combines the two. I find pansterone for me not so good. It closes down my system.

    Why does one hormone work well for one guy and not another ? This is probably due to the way each body is breaking down the cholesterol into hormones. IF you feel well the process is working fine, if not there is something going wrong. Often it can be over production of cortisol, or under production of testosterone and over of oestrogen. If you start getting man boobs this is a good sign you are making to much oestrogen.

    DHEA can easily divert into oestrogen and not testosterone in some men. So caution is needed here.
     
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    Ok thanks man. I will look into this more and research it further.

    I already know all of this about cholestrol. The paleo community really ingrained in my head that you need to eat fats, fats, fats no matter what because they give your body cholesterol which is the building block of Testosterone. This lead to countless grams of PUFAs per day.

    I am not getting manboobs man. And you are right I am ectomorphic which is pretty good actually. It's just, that I still have difficulty gaining muscle and I have no energy and low T.

    Right now I think it is an overproduction of cortisol, blood sugar is messed up causing all kinds of whack in my system, like probably elevated prolactin levels.

    I will figure this all out eventually.

    Tomorrow I will get my refined coconut oil so I can stock up on some saturated fats and also taurine and gelatin again as I ran out of gelatin a couple of days ago. Gelatin has always been really good.
     
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    If you are over training it will tank the testosterone. So make sure you get rest.
     
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    Good endevours start from a place of rest. Can you chill in your life for a week or two? Maybe get some sun, go camping, or to the beach, don't do too much? Then come back and figure out a direction for your life and how your health is going to fit into that? I read your first post, which has your heath problems. Why do you need high dopamine, test, etc? That is not a "normal," life, but a life of someone who has a lot figured out about meaning, purpose, and direction. From my experience, you cannot get your health right and then start living. It all has to happen simultaneously.
     
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    Hey thanks man.

    Actually I am just chilling this past week. Free from work, no training, just relaxing, getting sun, experimenting with eating, going out and having fun.

    I do have a clear vision for my life and health is a big part of that. Plus I think that testosterone, high dopamine etc go hand in hand with a good and healthy lifestyle and good life quality for a male, otherwise he would be pretty miserable and have low life quality which I am experiencing for a long time now.

    I notice that I don't have the energy that I want to function normally anymore and I will get this together so I can push harder in the direction I want to go and life my purpose and my life to the fullest. I want to become the best possible version of myslef and health is a big part of that.
     
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    Great man. I would say don't focus too much on going out and having fun. You got this way for a reason. This is not a problem that just came from no where, and once you solve it you can have a great life. It is intertwined with your experiences growing up, and what you believe about yourself and your purpose. A lot of stuff on this board will help you feel hi test and dopamine, and is good, but meaning is the real driver of dopaminergic activity. Good luck dude.
     
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    Check @tyler 's thread, it should be very interesting.
     
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    You won't be high T until you become lean.

    Read AnabolicMen and AnabolicApex.
     
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    By the way, low libido doesn't mean your low T. I had low libido my entire life, yet I was high T.

    Stopping porn fixed my libido.

    Like I said AnabolicApex and AnabolicMen.
     
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