-21 year old male
-Diagnosed as hypothyroid back in June
-Doc started me on NatureThroid. Ramped me up to 97.5 mg/day
-Brought my TSH to 2.620.
-Still slowly increasing NatureThroid with the goal of bringing it closer 1
She did comprehensive bloodwork in September including both a hormone panel and a metabolic panel.
Everything was in normal, healthy ranges except some of my hormones.
TSH: 2.620 (.450-4.500 uIU/mL)
T4 Free: .93 (.82-1.77 ng/dL)
Reverse T3: 15.7 (9.2-24.1 ng/dL)
DHEA Sulfate: 334 (164-530 ug/dL)
Estrogens: 63 (40-115 pg/mL)
Total Testosterone: 876 (348-1197 ng/dL)
Free Testoserone: 16.3 (9.3-26.5 pg/mL)
LH: 7.7 (1.7-8.6 mIU/mL)
FSH: 6.0 (1.5-12.4 mIU/mL)
SHBG: 73.3 (16.5-55.9 nmol/L)
DHT: 67 ng/dL (no range given, “normal” printed next to number)
Prolactin: 8.1 (4.0-15.2 ng/mL)
My SHBG is very concerning. My free T is on the low end, and my Estrogen is higher than I’d like. I’m not a steroid/drug user and never have been.
If you need any other specific, non-hormonal values let me know which ones and I can post them. She performed a full panel blood test. Everything else looked normal, I just don’t have time to type out every last result.
My ALT/AST values were good also. I completed a liver cleanse recently.
ALT: 24 (0-44 IU/L)
AST: 29 (0-40 IU/L)
I’ve had huge difficult gaining strength/size in recent months and am thinking it is related to my hormone levels. Any tips for how I should advance next?
I really want to avoid any drugs/TRT at all costs.