-21 year old male dealing with hypothyroidism, low free T, high SHBG
-Currently on Naturethroid for thyroid.
-Original thread posted here: 21, On Thyroid Meds. Low FT, High LH, High SHBG. Read All Stickies (Figured this deserved its own thread since AI Monotherapy reports are few and far between).
-KSMan was kind enough to examine my previous bloodwork. Among his suggestions, he recommended dosing an Aromatase Inhibitor to potentially lower estrogen/SHBG and raise free test.
Original Hormone Values:
Total Testosterone: 788 ng/dL (348-1197)
Free Test: 17.4 pg/mL (9.3-26.5) (This was decent on this blood test. On all 5 previous blood tests, however, my free test has been in the 9-12 range.)
DHEA: 548.2 ug/dL (164.3-530.5)
LH: 13.3 IU/mL (1.7-8.6) (This was very concerning as pointed out by KSMan)
FSH: 8.9 IU/mL (1.5-12.4)
Estradiol: 37.3 pg/mL (7.6-42.6)
SHBG: 54.5 nmol/L (16.5-55.9)
For three weeks, I ran Aromasin. I started off with 6.25 mg/day for the first 1.5 weeks, felt nothing, and upped the dose to 12.5 mg/day for the final 1.5 weeks. Here is my new bloodwork.
All my values have improved significantly. SHBG is still to high. Also, I meant to test IGF, not IGF binding protein 3. Apparently IGFBP3 is also a good indicator of growth hormone status though. My LH and FSH have also remained high and I’m concerned about that. Can that be attributed to the aromasin, or am I primary hypogonadal?
I feel no different. Not one bit. My energy, brain fog, low libido, and body composition haven’t changed one bit. My strength has been steadily increasing, but nothing that I don’t attribute solely to my consistent diet/training routine.