Started TRT two months ago. Feel much better overall.
-100 mgs test cyp injected twice weekly (200 mgs total)
-500 IUs HCG injected twice weekly (1000 IUs total)
-0.25 mg arimidex once weekly
Just got my first bloodwork set back. I’m very concerned about the thyroid values. I was hypothyroid prior to starting TRT but had it under control with NatureThroid. TRT seems to have completely thrown my thyroid off track though.
-My TSH was around 2.0 before beginning TRT. It is now in the 6 range.
-My thyroid peroxidase is 15. I did some research online and found that elevated peroxidase can signal graves or hashimotos. Is this true?
-My Free T3 has always been in the lower end of the range. It shot up out of the higher end of the range on this blood test which I guess is good…but I’m confused because my Reverse T3 also is elevated. I thought that when FT3 rises that RT3 usually falls.
-My estradiol is very low. Could this be impacting the thyroid values negatively?
I feel good overall since starting the shots. However, my outer eyebrows have been rapidly thinning since starting the Testosterone shots, another common indicator of thyroid problems.
Clearly, this is all somehow negatively affecting my thyroid. I’m open to any suggestions.
PS: I’m also a little surprised that my testosterone values aren’t higher considering I’m on such a high dose of testosterone (200 mg weekly) and HCG (1000 IUs weekly). Most guys I see with dosages that high have much higher testosterone levels. I was expecting/hoping I’d be able to lower my dose because I’d be way out of range. Looks like I’m pretty close to the top end of the range though. Could this mean my testicles aren’t responding to the HCG?