EDIT: Posts 1 - 29 are from when I first started seeking advice and was on clomid 2016 - december 2017. Posts 30+ are currently what is going on.
-Ectomorprh, hairy chest, able to grow facial hair
-In chest and lower abdominal area. Recently since being in a deficit chest fat has come down significantly and lower abdominal fat is decreasing slowly.
-No major health conditions to report of. Symtpoms of, Low energry, fatigue, low libido and sex drive, mental awareness/ fog, irritability. Sleep of around 7 hours, wake up feeling refreshed then within a few hours feeling tired.
-No Rx or OTC drugs currently
Past OTC : Ginger 550mg TID, DAA 3G daily, Zinc 50mg daily, Vitamin D3 5000iu daily (Dosed from September 2015 to December 2015 then stopped)
SNS Bulbine (Dosed 11/14/15 to 1/14/16)
Alpha Jym by Jim Stoppani (Dosed 2/17 to 3/17)
Alpha by Core Nutritionals (Dosed 4/28 - 5/28)
9/22/15-- Morning Test Fasted (Can’t Remember exact time)
SHBG : 20 (10-57)
TT : 397 (241 - 827)
TF : 9.99 (5 - 21)
Albumin : 4.6 (3- 4.6)
11/13/15-- 7-8 AM Test fasted
E2 : 27.9 (0 - 39.8)
FSH : 2.5 (1.4 - 18.1)
LH : 1.7 (1.5 - 9.3)
SHBG : 19 (10 - 57)
TT : 435 (241 - 827)
TF : 11.12 (5 - 21)
Albumin : 4.7 (3 - 4.6)
3/10/16-- 2pm test not-fasted
LH : 2.7 (1.5 - 9.3)
TT : 367 (241 - 827)
3/17/16 – 7 AM Test Fasted
LH : 3.7 (1.5 - 9.3)
SHBG : 28 (10 - 57)
TT : 465 (241 - 827)
TF : 10.78 (5 - 21)
Albumin : 4.2 (3 - 4.6)
5/28/16-- 7 AM test fasted
LH : 2.7 (1.5 - 9.3)
SHBG : 24 (10 - 57)
TT : 358 (241 - 827)
TF : 8.33 (5 - 21)
Albumin : 4.5 (3 - 4.6)
**Before I go further, yes i should have stayed consistent with testing E2, FSH after November. I also should have been testing for T3, T4, TSH, DHEA, CBC and CMP.
**All Tests have been a venous draw through theranos clinics located inside Walgreens.
**I have not sat down with an MD yet, but looking into finding the right MD (located in AZ)
**Mom has thyroid problems (not sure if hypo or hyper), I have read through the stickies and also the thyroid sticky. Taken from Thyroid Sticky :
"Symptoms: - there are others…
Dry skin : No
Brittle nails : No
Low body temperatures : No
General hair loss [not MPB] : No
Thinning of outer eyebrows : No
Hormone problems : Yes
Brain fog : Yes
Low energy : Yes "
-Currently in a deficit (have been since around middle of february). Yes I understand caloric deficit will lower levels. But before I was in a deficit I was maintenance then a few month bulk.
-3X Week weight training, 3x Week cardio ( 2 HIIT and 1 MISS)
-Testes ache once every month or every other month (not frequently)
-Morning pee-boners (sorry for TMI)
I have read Jay Campbell’s TRT book and learned a lot. Self - diagnose as secondary with many symptoms of low T. Looking into TRT, but wanting to possibly try other alternatives first, possible such as clomid or aromasin. I read through the HPTA restart thread but will re-read for clarification. I also understand about the body temperature and iodine for thyroid problems. I will be checking my temps starting tomorrow morning and will report back with results. As far as iodine goes, i don’t eat a lot or if any at all. Not currently taking a multi (I probably should though).
If any questions feel free to ask away