Waist: 36 3/4"
body and facial hair: Chest, abdomen, lower lats, shoulders, back of triceps and Face. Full head of hair.
Carrying Fat: Most of my fat is in the abdominal area and love handles. Some in my chest.
health conditions: clicking left elbow. Seasonal allergies (get sinusitis 2-3x a year)
Rx and OTC drugs: Flonase. I do have a prescription for anti-biodics and Budesonide (steroid) which I use in a nasal wash if allergies are very bad or i feel like i have a sinus infection starting up.
Symptoms: I didn’t really notice much of anything. However If I am being picky a little bit of fatigue. Past week or two I’ve had some brain fog.
Diet: Mostly clean foods Past 5 weeks 3100 calories on work out days 1600 - 2000 calories on non work out days (no carbs except during dinner) I do drink beer and vodka, however it varies greatly in my consumption. Its been close to a month since I’ve had a beer as of late.
Training: Currently Monday - Thursday weight training includes compound and isolation lifts. Monday - Wednesday HITT for 30 seconds on 30 off for 8 rounds. I’ve been doing this for 6 weeks. Prior I spent 3 months doing Jim Wendlers Get big in 3 months ‘5/3/1’ work out which I did for 4 months.
testes ache, ever, with a fever? - nope… and no fever either.
how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed Hardly happens, mostly when it does is during the summer.
Temperature (just started yesterday)
96.7F 4:00pm 3/9/2017
96.8F 6:00am 3/10/17
Lab results with ranges: Lab test from 03/03/2017 7:40 AM
TESTOSTERONE 285 ng/dL 249 - 836 ng/dL
PHOSPHATE 3.1 mg/dL 2.4 - 4.7 mg/dL
MAGNESIUM 2.1 mg/dL 1.8 - 2.5 mg/dL
Total Cholesterol 145 mg/dL 100 - 200 mg/dL
Triglycerides 61 mg/dL 25 - 150 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol 35 mg/dL 40 - 59 mg/dL
Non-HDL Chol (Calc) 110 mg/dL 0 - 159 mg/dL
LDL Cholesterol 98 mg/dL 0 - 129 mg/dL
THS 1.80 uIU/mL 0.27 - 4.20 uIU/mL (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
White Blood Cells 4.2 THO/uL 4.0 - 11.0 THO/uL
Red Blood Cells 5.21 MIL/uL 4.30 - 5.80 MIL/uL
Hemoglobin 15.7 g/dL 13.5 - 17.5 g/dL
Hematocrit 44 % 40 - 52 %
RDW 12.8 % 11.5 - 14.5 %
MCH 30 pg 27 - 33 pg
MCHC 36 g/dL 31 - 36 g/dL
MCV 85 fL 80 - 100 fL
Platelets 151 THO/uL 150 - 400 THO/uL
Glucose 87 mg/dL 70 - 99 mg/dL
Urea Nitrogen 27 mg/dL 8 - 20 mg/dL
Creatinine 1.11 mg/dL 0.64 - 1.27 mg/dL
Sodium 140 mmol/L 136 - 144 mmol/L
Potassium 4.2 mmol/L 3.6 - 5.1 mmol/L
Chloride 105 mmol/L 101 - 111 mmol/L
Carbon Dioxide 30 mmol/L 22 - 32 mmol/L
Anion Gap 5 3 - 12
Calcium 9.5 mg/dL 8.9 - 10.3 mg/dL
Protein, Total 6.9 g/dL 6.1 - 7.9 g/dL
Albumin 4.4 g/dL 3.5 - 5.1 g/dL
Bilirubin, Total 1.1 mg/dL 0.3 - 1.2 mg/dL
Alkaline Phosphatase 96 U/L 38 - 126 U/L
AST 19 U/L 15 - 41 U/L
ALT 17 U/L 17 - 63 U/L
% Neutrophils 67.4 % %
% Lymphocytes 21.1 % %
% Monocytes 8.3 % %
% Eosinophils 2.6 % %
% Basophils 0.6 % %
Neutrophils 2.90 THO/uL 1.80 - 7.50 THO/uL
Lymphocytes 0.90 THO/uL 1.00 - 5.00 THO/uL
Monocytes 0.40 THO/uL 0.10 - 1.00 THO/uL
Basophils 0.00 THO/uL 0.00 - 0.20 THO/uL
Eosinophils 0.10 THO/uL 0.00 - 0.40 THO/uL
Note I didn’t think I had ‘low T’ I gained some muscle over the winter (T-shirts went from L to XL and some people mentioned that I look bigger then before) and overall I have no problem getting it up. I got the blood work as my wife was insisting that I get my blood work done for cholesterol and more heart related issues that happen as we age. I had asked my Doctor internal med who works with NHL players for some more T blood work to be done however he said due to the fact i am in good shape and i have ‘no issues’ with muscle that my insurance wouldn’t cover additional T testing other then free T. I am now waiting to see an endocrinologist which happens in early may. I am looking for ways to boost my free T as TRT is not an option for me at this point as my wife and I are trying to conceive.
After reading the sticky’s i did note that I had stopped taking 3,000 IUs of D3 about a month before my blood work as I wasn’t sure if it was really doing anything. I also just got off of a course of anti-biodics and the Budesonide steroid about a week prior to my test. Could this cause a low number? Also, while my thyroid is at a 1.8 after reading some things about body temp so I am going to be supplementing with iodine.
Currently I am going to add 7,000 IU of D3 a day. As well as 25.mcg of iodine to my daily supplementation plan.