I had some blood work done in December, then again in April, more comprehensive this time. All samples were drawn around 11am. There were actually two separate April tests: thyroid panel, LH, FSH, SHBG were done one week later.
So right now I have very low free T, and low LH and FSH. Looks like secondary hypogonadism, no? Would an HPTA restart be right for me?
Looks like my thyroid numbers aren't ideal either. Can anyone confirm? Also cortisol is elevated. Could this be a symptom adrenal fatigue?
Note that I'd been on keto for a few weeks leading up to the April test. I'm no longer on keto...
A bit about me:
- Very sparse body and facial hair. Can't grow sideburns at all. Smooth forearms.
- Gyno since puberty hit
- Still get acne breakouts
- Frequently in a depressive mood. Hard time focusing at work and on my hobbies.
- Slow recovery from workouts
- Difficulty gaining muscle and losing fat (previously I'd chalked this up to not working hard enough, but I'm starting to think that's not the whole story)
- Infrequent morning wood
I use iodized salt, but suspect not enough. I'll be taking Iodoral starting today. In December I added calcium D-glucarate (to address my high bilirubin) and vitamin D. Both seem to have been effective.