Hello guys, I’ve just got bloods because since some year (and aggravating every year) I experience chronic fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, slow recovery, weakness, sometimes pre-e but my libido it’s ok only a bit swinging in some periods but that’s normal I think.
I’ll try to add all the useful information I can think of:
- 26, healthy, no previous major problems
- ~160lb, eating at a slight surplus from at least a year (gained ~22lb in the last 2 years)
- ~15% bf
- ovo lacto vegetarian from 10 years
- doing weight lifting ~5 time a week, with some cardio
(rest of the time I’m nearly always sitting because of work/study etc)
- normal body temperature 36.3 (97f)
- moderate to low stress, but always suffered form anxiety
- these symptoms of body and brain fatigue started when I was ~21 and every year seems stronger, also since this year I’m starting to having problems with my memory
- started to lose hair and grow body hair in the shoulders from 22, but in my family there is MPS
My diet is basically (99% home cooked)
- Vegetables of any kind
- A lot of nuts as snack
- NO soda, very rarely processed food
It’s since about two years that I take semi-regularly:
- B12 250mcg
- D3 5000ui
- K2 300mcg
- Omega3 300mg
- Vit E 100mg
- Curcumin 1gr (not everyday)
- Protein powder (20~40gr protein)
- Creatine 5gr (I miss this often)
- No smoker
- Very rarely drink (and still not much)
- Cannabis use hardly once a month and still not smashing dosages
- Not under any medication, only the supplement listed above
I checked the sex hormones only now because I thought the problem was in my lifestyle (2~3 years ago I was totally sedentary) or in some micronutrients/vitamin missing, but even after fixing them I still experienced fatigue and weakness in every field, and the answer could be this.
Even if my Total T is good, in the upper side of the range, my Free T is very low, it should be ~15 compared to the normal ratio between TT and FT.
SHBG is missing because the doctor forgot to check it, but we can assume it is sky high since the TT/FT ratio.
Reverse T3 is also missing because they said they can’t test it
The general blood values are all good, but I don’t have them with me, only value a bit odd is glucose that in all my exams result always a bit high, but in range like 87~89 (range 60-99)
Now which possibilities I have to fix/manage this?
TRT seems a bit excessive, and I would leave it as a last resort, but if it can fix my problems while other approaches should fail, I take it into consideration