Location: Colorado, USA
Describe body and facial hair: Hair grows quickly on head and face full beard and head of hair. Hair heavier on chest and stomach but otherwise standard growth everywhere else.
Describe where you carry fat and how it has changed: I was always skinny growing up and lean until about age 25 where my noticeable decline really started. By age 30 I was 226 lbs. Mostly held in stomach, back, and hips. I recently lost weight starting my journey over to feel better 1/16/18 and am back down to 174lbs.
Health conditions/symptoms: No real conditions currently. Symptoms of zero libido for 5-6 years, down moods, anxiety, Overall mental decline, Social withdrawl, never able to hold on to muscle gains, joint pain, fatigue always feel like I’m dragging my own ass around, irritability.
RX/OTC Drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs. No current RX drugs and never taken anything for hair loss or my prostate. I was just put on clomid 50 migs for 3 months to “hold me off” while I try to find an endocrinologist.
Lab results with ranges: See below
Describe Diet: Current diet is 221G Protein, 195G Carbs, 65G good fats, 2321 Calories. Lean meats, chicken, vegetables, egg whites, whole eggs, berries, english muffins, sweet potato, Avocado, Chobani yogurt, white rice, and cheat meals here and there with clients.
Describe Training: 5 days/week – 10-20 minutes of cardio every day and work all muscle groups currently lower weight and high reps until I can learn it all.
Testes ache, ever, with a fever? I can recall some aching here and there in the past but always short lived and minor. No correlation with fevers noticed.
How have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: Somewhere around 25ish area my libido disappeared and with it I never get morning wood anymore or any nocturnal erections. I can still manage an erection, but I’ve turned into the why bother attitude.
AM: Omega complex, COQ10/whole heart complex, Daily Vitamin. Usually make a shake with berries mixed in with 1st phorms opti greens and level-1 protein mix.
PM: Omega complex, sleep aid
TEMPERATURE AT 1:00PM – 5-18-18 – 98.13
TEMPERATURE AT 5:00PM – 5-18-18 – 98.27
( The thermometer KSman recommended off amazon just arrived I will keep checking temps from today on)
Besides the iodine in my daily vitamin at 150 mcg’s I have no other knowledge or experience with it before reading this forum.
Total T – 206 ng/dL [250-1100]
Free T – 23.4 pg/mL [35.0-155.0]
SHBG – Waiting on test results
TSH – 1.380 mIU/L [ 0.358-3.740]
Free t3 – Have not tested
Free t4 – Waiting on test results
Reverse t3 - Have not tested yet
Prolactin – 5.6 ng/mL [3.7-17.9]
Cortisol – Waiting on test results
LH – 0.8 mIU/mL [no range listed]
FSH – 0.7 mIU/mL [1.0-10.0]
Glucose – 79mg/dL [60-99]
BUN – 18 mg/dL [5-28]
Creatinine – 1.13 mg/DL [0.50-1.40]
BUN/Creat ratio – 16 [10-28]
Sodium – 141 mmol/L [136-145]
Potassium – 4.3 mmol/L [3.5-5.1]
Chloride - 107 mmol/L [100-110]
CO2 – 26 mmol/L [21-32]
Anion Gap – 8 [4-15]
Magnesium - 2.3 mg/dL [4-15]
Calcium - 9.3 mg/dL [1.8-2.4]
Phosphorus - 3.3 mg/dL [2.5-4.9]
Uric Acid - 6.2 mg/dL [4.8-8.6]
Protein, Total - 7.1 [6.2-8.2]
Albumin 4.4 [3.4-5.0]
AST – 17 U/L [15-37]
ALT – 37 U/L [6-60]
Alkaline Phos – 81 U/L [30-105]
GGT – 24 U/L [5-80]
Iron – 66 ug/dL [40-170]
C Reactive Protein – 0.29 mg/dL [<=0.90]
Cholesterol - 112 mg/dL [<=200]
HDL – 39 mg/dL [>=40]
LDL – 51 ml/dL [<=100]
Non-HDL Cholesterol 73 mg/dL [<=130]
Triglycerides 109 mg/dL [>=150]
VLDL 22 mg/dL [7-32]
Story – I’ve declined for quite some time and have not been able to figure it out. At age 26 after trying everything natural I could, I blindly followed doctor’s orders and was put on a shit ton of depression, anti-anxiety, bi-polar, anti-psychotics, the list goes on. Over a year of a half of taking one medicine after another to fail at solving compounding problems, coupled with very high dosages, and much worse symptoms. I finally said enough and found a medicine specialist that was angry and flabbergasted about what I was taking and how I was doing. It took me another painful year and half to slowly wean off all the medication. I had learned the hard way about being your own health advocate and not blindly following doctor’s orders. During all those wasted years I tried a lot on my own but learned very little information to date that has been relevant. After a section of giving up at age 29 and accepting this is just how it was I decided to start again. 1-16-18 I hired a coach, started another fitness plan, and a nutrition plan. I cut out all sugar, cut out all alcohol, and by 2-16-18 was able to quit smoking nicotine. My coach recommended a place to take blood test (Direct Access) and so I started on 2/15/18 with this all.
I found a urologist and took clomid as a test for 5 days and did blood tests again on each end. I found a urologist because of the Low T symptoms found on 2-15-18 listed above.
4-13-18 – 4-19-18
Testosterone, Total – 206 ng/dL [250-1100]
Testosterone, Free – 28.5 pg/ mL [35.0-155.0]
LH - .8 miU/mL no range listed
FSH .7 miU/mL [1.0-10.0]
Testosterone, Total – 471 ng/dL [250-1100]
Testosterone, Free – 63.8 pg/ mL [35.0-155.0]
LH – 2.9 miU/mL no range listed
FSH 1.7 miU/mL [1.0-10.0]
And I did a semen analysis if that is of any help.
My last visit with the doctor he threw red flags all over and it was obvious that he did not know where to go. He said try taking clomid for 90 days and come back. He was not interested in giving me anything else or really talking much about other treatment options. I seem to pick the winners.
2 weeks later his assistant called and basically admitted they didn’t know what to do and that refers to any endocrinologists in the area were 10+ months wait. She said she called a colleague in another state and ran my numbers by her. They had me take free T4, AM cortisol, IGF-1, ACTH on 5-9-18 and I have not received the results.
I have been on 50 migs clomid for 10 days plus the experimental week and do not feel much change but have had a spark of a few things take place maybe? Not sure with this medicine if that is even long enough.
I’m tired of not feeling good. I am reading and learning as much as I can and like many scrolling through forums I found this place to start narrowing this down with the help of some good knowledgeable people. I appreciate any help and input along the way. I have much to learn and I’m to the point where I will fly to another state if I must for an endo. I just haven’t been able to find one accepting new patients.
Thank you for your time. All input is appreciated.
Looking forward to continuing this journey here and your replies.