Hello, need some advice.
I started T Replacement therapy about 3 month ago, working with an endo who seems like they are not as knowledgeable as I would like in St Louis.
I have some test results and discussing options with my doctor but need some help making sense of it all.
I first started my first 30 days with Test @ 1/2 of a 200MG/ML bottle every 2 weeks (100 MG) did see any results and still had low test results. After the first 30 days doctor upped my dose to 1 full bottom (200MG) every 2 weeks, and I am feeling great and the results show it too. Now I’m being told my free testosterone is too high and wants to lower my dosage, also my SHBG is low, thinking due to me being overweight.
Wanted to see if I can get some advice, I have my test results below, both at Labcorp:
30 days after my 100MG per 2 week dosage:
Test; 181.4 (range 348-1197 ng/dL)
Test Free: 7.6 (5-21 ng/dL)
Test Free %: 4.19 (1.5-4.20%)
SHBG: 13.4 (16.5-55.9)
2 weeks after uping my dosage to 200MG per every 2 weeks:
**Blood work was taken 4 days after my injection
Test: 887.8 (range 348-1197 ng/dL)
Test Free: 40.93 (5-21 ng/dL)
Test Free %: 4.61 (1.5-4.20%)
SHBG: 10.1 (16.5-55.9)
As you can see the increase dosage really helped, I feel great! but now I am being told by my doctor he is concerned my free testosterone is too high, my SHBG is too low, and we need to decrease my dosage.
Looking over the data I’m wondering:
- is this due to the numbers being taken only 4 days after I injected? and the rest of my cycle, like let’s day day 14 of 14 is much lower?
- even though my free test has increased the percentage has not?
- my low SHBG has always been there? due to my weight?
is the right course of action to lower my dosage?
should I seek a 2nd doctor opinion? if so does anyone know of a good doctor in the St. Louis area?
is have a high amount of free or a high total test making me feel better? (my free test has always been in the “range” though on the low side)
any advice or comments will help, thanks guys