Weight: 165 lbs
Daily Supplements: Liquid Vitamin D3, K2, B12; Magnesium, Multivitamin, Calcium, Fish Oil.
Never taken any steroids or illegal drugs.
Body hair light mostly. Facial hair mostly around chin area but less on side (cheeks)
Body type - see picture below.
I'd say, I grew up fast.
No changes or issues noticed in terms of testes.
Yes, had minor gyno a few years ago. It was never an issue appearance wise but I still got it check out because I didn't know what it was back then. - Also had itchy nipples a lot of times in the past and always when I was doing some physical activity and sweating. I thought it was related to the type of shirt I was wearing.
The salt I have used for the last 4+ months is Himalayan salt that is not iodized. For those same 4+ months, I have also been using a multivitamin that contains 150mcg Iodine and 75mcg Selenium.
To assess whether I have "Thinning of outer eyebrows", I have attached pics of both eyebrows.
TSH basal - 1.6 μU/ml (0.40 - 4.00)
Cholesterol - 181mg/dl
Cholesterol - 133 mg/dl (140 - 240)
LH - 3.0 mU/ml (1.5 - 9.3)
FSH - 1.8 mU/ml (1.5 - 20.4)
Prolactin - 12.6 ng/ml (2.5 - 17.0)
Estradiol (E2) - 58.37 pg/ml (11.9 - 39.8) - SKY HIGH!
Testosterone - 7.00 ng/ml (3.00 - 8.27)
Free Testosterone 19.6 pg/ml (9.0 - 27)
SHBG - 37 nMol/l (10.0 - 57.0)
DHEA-S - 18.50 μMol/l (4.60 - 16.10)
Cortisol - 23.7 μg/dl (4.3 - 22.4)
Vitamin D - 17.50 ng/ml (30.00 - 100.00) - See most recent blood test - fixed Vitamin D deficiency already!
All issues I also had in 2013 (when I did the first test), but since T was high, I dismissed it and doctor said the E2 isn't an issue.
All symptoms were also present during times of regular gym workouts/not going to gym at all/eating clean/eating like crap/cutting/bulking/high stress/zero stress.
Super low energy - meaning it's hard to do anything. Feeling both mentally & physically exhausted.
Unable to focus - without caffeine (which I only started using about a year ago), I get nothing done. I don't mean very little, but literally 30 minutes of work done per day.
Zero interest in women - I do get horny when I am already touching a women, and erections are not a problem but getting to that stage is difficult. When I am not already horny (e.g. already in an intimate situation), I have zero interest going after women. I see attractive women and feel absolutely nothing - at best I will think about what are the pros and cons of meeting this girl in front of me. Is it worth the effort? The animalistic part is completely missing ... it's all based on logic.
Overthinking extreme - same as being unable to focus. Caffeine helps but without it almost zero interest in anything. Nothing makes sense, no point in doing anything. Once I drink caffeine, everything suddenly starts to make sense. I am motivated.
Cold/(Sometimes) Freezing Cold Hands & Feet - This is an issue on most days, sometimes it's so extreme that I shower multiple times per day or have warm water running over my hands.
Other symptoms I can relate to:
- Social withdrawal - "I would rather not go out"
- Gum disease, the ugly killer
- Why do really hot looking women and girls now look like art instead of lust?
- Brain fog, no one knows what that means but everyone knows if they have it!
NEXT STEPS & WAY FORWARD
Body Temperature - I know, I need to track this. My question is since I haven't slept well for the last week or so, would I first need to fix this before tracking body temperature or is it unrelated?
Blood Work - I will initially have to pay out of my own pockets. Again, same question as above - whether I can get test done right away or first need to get back to regular/good sleep schedule?
Would TT, FT, E2 be sufficient here to or would LH/FSH/PSA as mentioned in the sticky also be needed? DRE I had done by my urologist about 1.5 years ago - no issues.