Thanks, KSman, I knew you'd be the first one to respond. Also, thanks for all of your other posts, I've been reading them before posting myself.
Question of when I think my T levels became low: I'm not really sure. I started lifting weights when I was 15 or so. Put on 45 lbs in three years and it wasn't fat. Slowly tapered off on the lifting since then. Non-existent for two to three years now.
I would ballpark my excessive tired feeling at around two to three years. We did get some sea salt in a grinder, but I'm not sure when that was. It's really tough to correlate because I've never had my T levels tested before. As far as feeling cold, if anything, I've felt hotter for the last couple of years. I had super-oily skin in high school, now, I would consider it normal, not dry. My hair is not thinning.
My outer eyebrows are very sparse. No leg hair loss and no shiny shins.
Thyroid issue: I'll start taking my temps as recommended in the sticky.
Fertility: I have five kids, wife and I think we are done, but might have more, so, yes, I'd like to preserve it.
My question: So I try "fixing" my sleep issue with sleep pills before I get additional lab work? My thoughts are that possibly my poor sleep is accounting for my low T.
My other question: Can you elaborate more on my TSH number?
Additional info: I used to live on PeptoBismol (bismuth subsylicate). It has a heavy metal in it so I stopped. I started drinking less alcohol also. I never monitored how much I drank before, but now I'm between 10 -13 drinks a week. I could drop more if needed.