Thanks a lot for the quick reply. I have responded to your questions and comments in the same order that you asked them:
The cortisol test was done at 10:00 am. I will look up how to boost cortisol production. Will working out harder and more often do that? As a father of 3 very young children I don't get much sleep, I know that causes cortisol levels to drop (and all other hormones too, including T, right?).
I will test fT3, fT4, rT3 and report back.
I don't know what the iodine content in my diet is is. We use iodized sea-salt, which I am reading on the label has 48ppm pottasium iodide. I looked up what the recommended ppm is and it's 15-22ppm in the UK, for what that's worth. We have quite a lot of salt in our food, more than a doctor would liley approve of. We eat seafood once a week as a main meal, and I will generally get in tuna or sardines or smoked salmon or sushi at least once more. I will take my body temp a couple of times a day over the next few days and report back on that, as you suggested.
I've already started on the D3 capsules, though only 2000IU a day. I will double that.
Thanks for the link for lamotrigine. It's a weird med with many many side effects, none of which are really bad, but all are annoying. I became aware over the last few days that it can increase progesterone production. I really want to get off it as I believe I have been misdiagnosed.
Hematocrit and so on. My CBC results are pretty typical for someone with Thalassaemia B Trait. I am sure you already know this but full-blown Thalassaemia is a congenital disease where the shape and size and number of red blood cells are affected. The blood has a very limited ability to transport oxygen and without some fairly dsgusting medication a sufferer will generally die very early in life. I only have the trait, like many people of Med descent. We live totally normal lives but our blood cells are still affected. Unusually for someone with the Trait I have good (if not great) hematocrit and good iron levels.
RBC: 6.48 M/ul (4.50 - 6.00)
HGB: 13.1 q/dl (14.0 - 18.0)
HCT: 42.5% (40 - 58)
MCV: 65.6 fl (79-98)
MCH: 20.2 pg/er (26 - 32)
MCHC: 30.8 q/dl (32 - 36)
RDW: 17.1% (11.6 - 14.6)
PLT: 346 k/ml (140-450)
MPV: 8.1 fl (7.6-10.8)
Iron: 104 ug/dl (30-150 ug/dl)
I have no gut/diarrhea problems. All my problems in that regard are in my stomach. My intestines are bullet proof.
I am in the process of moving back to Greece from England. We get our oil from our trees in the village where our family originally comes from. I got my blood tests done in Greece. I didn't see any pmol test results. Do you mean pg/ml? I will convert everything to the measurements that most people use on this site if you want.
I'm already taking zinc, because my blood tests showed I am deficient (as you'll see above). I have seen recommended doses for people with low-T from 50mg a day to 160 mg/day. I will start the fish oil, high potency vit-B complex, magnesium and a multi-vit and a multi-mineral.
I will get DHEA-S tested and leave DHT until (and if) my TT and FT levels rise a bit.
My FSH level does seem low at 2.14 mIU/ml (0.95-11.95 mIU/ml). This result surprised me because conceiving our 3 children was very very easy. (I am a paranoid fucker and I do know for sure that they are mine). I suppose that it could just be that my wife is extremely fertile. Would getting my sperm levels checked be overkill? I have looked up "natural" ways to boost FSH but I have seen stuff like licorice and grapefruit, which are bad for testosterone from what i have read. Maybe low-T and low-FSH are pointing towards Clomid though? I hope there is another solution.
As I said in my first post I suffer from migraines. I uaed to have one a month, now it seems to have dropped to about one every two months. I used to have regular headaches at least 4-5 times a week, but now i have only one every few weeks since I stopped taking any OTC painkillers for anything other than a migraine (when they don't do shit to help anyway). I had a few weeks of terrible headaches when I guess I was going through withdrawal, but now I am better than I have been in years.
Do you have any concerns about my cholesterol levels being high? They are not really crazily dangerously high and I have a good ratio of HDL:LDL.
Thanks again for your help.