Hey, I got my labs back from medichecks last week and would like some advice.
Symptoms: No motivation, no drive, no energy, no libido, moody/irritable, bordering on depression, just want to go to bed all day (except for maybe a few hours in the morning). Eyebrows thinning a little bit. Never had much body hair, can’t grow much of a beard. Testicles do not ache ever. Used to enjoy going to the gym but now it just wears me out and I stopped.
I had no morning wood, I increased carbs a bit more and morning wood has returned slightly although I wake up 45 mins earlier than I want to now.
I take the Life Extension 2 per day multi and have done for a year or so now. (contains 200mg selenium and 150mcg iodine, I now realise that 150mcg is not enough). Also take 1g magnesium glycinate a day. Stopped taking vitamin D since seeing the high test result.
The Iron didn’t test due to an error.
Things to note -
Cortisol seems on the low end
Free T is very low
SHBG seems high
E2 seems low
TSH is high
Vitamin D is off the charts
My body temperatures range from 96.44 to 96.98 upon waking. I’ve been taking 50mg of iodine a day for maybe 4 days now yet my temp this morn was the lowest it’s been at 96.44. I guess it just needs time. I’ve been taking boron 10mg a day also to try and lower the SHBG, don’t know if it works. I don’t feel different.
Not sure what to do about the E2. I read that SHBG is made in the liver so maybe I should get a liver test done? Although I wouldn’t know where to go from there.
I’m suspecting adrenal fatigue and iodine deficiency. Although my actual testosterone seems reasonable (not ideal tho), I would have thought that would be lower if adrenal fatigue was the issue. Does my low E2 mean that more of the T gets bound by the SHBG? I also suspect rT3 might be elevated but not entirely sure.
Any input whether I’ve missed something would be great.