Hello, A little background story I live in Israel and it all begins like that, I was muscular and built for my age till I was 13 or so, Not sure exactly when but around that age or perhaps even beforehand I remember having extremely cold hands, sparse outer eyebrows and constipation. After age 13 I became really skinny. I guess my nutrition was bad or some other undiagnosed illness was the factor. Always used normal table salt, never iodized as far as I know. At age 15.5 I broke my left collarbone and dislocated my right Sternoclavicular joint.
Collarbone healed with a shortening of close to 3cm and this has caused major asymmetry issues and a year later I was diagnosed with mild Scoliosis. I have constant chronic pain since I was 17 and gotten worse each year.
Anyways, I was put on Antidepressants "Fluvoxamine" at the age of 17 or so I believe, as a kid growing up I had a delayed puberty(ADs fault maybe?), I only formed mild Acne at the age of 18 and I only started shaving at the age of 20
I had no body hair at that time, my body hair started growing out at the age of 20, i'm now a full monkey,
my beard is full, and I'm covered by hair in the abdomen, pecs and literally everywhere, It all happened after my growth ended.
It's like I went through puberty after my growth plate closed or something.
I joined the Army at age 18 and suffered tears in both of my shoulders that were mismanaged.Now it has gotten so bad that I'm having problems lifting the lightest things with my dominant hand.
During the army I didn't suffer from fatigue, I suffered an H Pylori and an Ulcus. I was treated with Anti Biotics and ever since then I'm having chronic problems with my stomach.
At age 21 it all started to go really bad, Lost 8 kgs of muscle weight and just blamed it on my shoulder and stomach problem.
Now Doctors diagnosed me with "IBS" but that's total bs, I'm having adverse reactions to carbs, especially sweets. My brain gets foggy, leg pain and i'm unable to concentrate and have to lay down to rest. Done a Gastroscopy and they found gastritis but biospies weren't taken.
I'm lactose intolerant after I did the hydrogen test and i'm pretty sure i'm intolerant to fructose too cause thatshit fucks up my stomach. My stomach isn't fond of Gluten either. I get gassy and have to go to the bathroom.
After the army I was put on Cymbalta for my pain and "depression". Doctor thought I needed a mood stabilizer as well because I was hyper at night(Think it was a side effect of the AD). He put me on Lamictal for a few years.
I was getting the most terrible side effects but I put it all on the stress from the pain I was having.
I was shaky, irritatable, angry, mood swings, itching, night sweats, profuse sweating and hot intolerance and more.
Then the problems with sleep was too much for me so he put me on SEROQUEL! I was a damn zombie sleeping for 14 hours a day. I was gaining weight and stopped it after a month. I felt like this shit was going to make me chronically ill.
I stopped taking Cymbalta and Seroquel cold turkey and it wasn't the first time I stopped an AD cold turkey. I have done it over the years because my parents didn't allow me to stop taking the medicines and I was tired of being poisoned.
After stopping the Seroquel I was a different person. Much more fatigued, zombie like..
Right after stopping I asked for blood tests and I remember having a TSH of 3 and high prolactin then after a month or so I asked for more comprehensive tests and I saw the TSH decrease signifciatly so I'm sure the drugs I was taking affected my Thyroid for sure, especially with the side effects I was having for years.
As of right now i'm 6'0 169 pounds, carry most of my fat in the abdomen, lost all definition in my hands.
Extremely sensitive to cold, tend to shiver, heat intolerance,knee and wrist pain, weakness, dry eyes(no tears at all during the day), have no sex drive, no morning wood, no spontaneous erection, weakness in legs, trouble climbing stairs.
Brittle nails, wounds heal slow, trouble recovering from phyiscal activity, brain fog, headaches, sinus problems, heart palpatation at night when laying down, inconsistent high blood pressure, mood swings.
My morning temperature is most of the time around 96.4 and 97.5 in the noon. I'll check them for few days straight and post them.
I don't do any phyiscal activity right now because of phyical limitations that I hope i'll be able to solve soon enough.
My diet is inconsistent and that's because of my food sensitivites. I started taking selenium and Lugol's Iodine but it's making me shiver even more and have even colder hands. Don't know how to proceed with it.
Here are my blood results since 5/2016 listed in chronological order from oldest to latest: First blood test showed TSH 1.82 mui/L (0.55-5) Prolactin T4 Free 13.9 pmol/L (10-20) TT 12 nmol/L (8.40-28), Prolactin 181.5 miu/L (45-375), LH 2.6 IU/L, FSH 2.6 IU/L Vitamin D 83 nmol/L (range 75-250)
I have had high creatinine for years now, I think since I was first tested in the army at age 18 but was told because I had high mass but now I have no mass at all and it's still present.
So my Iron is really low but my Ferritin and Transferrin are fine so I have no idea what that means.
After these tests I was referred to an Endo that ordered the following tests: I had a Cortisol of 209.5nmol/L/24(range 38-208), so she asked for ACTH test and redo testosterone and do a Bio-Available t and TSH, FT4, Total T3 (I know, they don't do FT3) Also she wanted to check my pitituary and ordered a brain MRI. Brain MRI showed significant sinus congestion on all sinuses, no clear pitituary finding, infundibulum leans to the left.
First thyroid "panel" I wish they could do RT3 , FT3 and antibodies but they don't do that.
Latest thyroid panel
the high range is for the morning and the low is for the evening not sure if it matters but it's in hebrew.
She told me that it's high because i'm stressed.
My T crashed here for unknown reason so she asked for more tests!! this stupid idiot wrote that I have primary hypoganadism and wanted to rule out Kallman syndrome (lol), she ordered a GNRH test and HCG test that I don't have the results for yet.
I have the GNRH test results but not on the computer. Basically my baseline LH was 2.95 and was taken samples after 15 mins and then in 30 min intervals for 90 minutes.
(15) 2.75 (30)18.70 (60) 17.00 (90) 15.50
T Total(0) 3.57 ng/ml (3.00-10.00) stays almost the same after 90 mins.
Bio Available baseline was 1.57 ng/ml (0.60-2.00) and ended at 1.80 ng/ml after 90 mins.
So I have no idea how my bio-available looks good and I feel like shit and how it recovered like that. What is my next course of action? I thought my biggest problem was low T.
I was told I was going to need injections but now it changes everything. Even if I was going for TT, I have absolutely no trust in the doctors here for giving me a proper TRT treatment.
After that test I did a HCG test but I have yet to receive the results one thing is for sure though, I felt pretty damn good for 1.5 days, my digestion was much better, had erections, was interested in girls and had a much clearer view and mind. After 1.5 days I just crashed and my symptoms came back much worse. Terrible headaches and depression stood out, obviously no sex drive aswell. I guess my E2 went skyhigh after 1.5 days after the injection? I wonder if my E2 to T ratio is what causing most of my symptoms.
For a while now I just can't even function at a basic level and it's freaking me out.
So what do you guys think?