Weight 224 (max weight last year 262lbs)
-Endomorph body type, super high bone density (Z-score 3.5)
Hair- 7 on the chewbacca scale
Fat seems to be now localized on my belly and sides.
Started this process last February, At the time I weighed 262lbs 42% body fat (via DEXA scan) and felt like total ass, had GP test my T, Total - 224, free 0.3, no morning woods, 0 Libido.
Started lifting weights (heavy) and cleaning up my diet, I hadn’t lifted in 17 years.
_Discovered since my gallbladder was removed in July '15, can’t drink caffeine without getting nauseous!_Which makes life suck even more without coffee in it.
6 weeks later T tested again T Total 280, Free 2.5 (GP says keep lifting) Weight at 258 lbs
July rolls around T now up to 296, Free 4.5 weight, weight to 245 lbs Libido coming up so are things in the morning.
November, stall out on Linear progression (Starting strength), 1 RPM’s (Bench 252, OHP 172, DL 375, Squat 300). weight at 224 estimate BF 25% I’m now falling asleep at work on heavy days, no energy for cardio on off days. Libido is a once a week thing now, if I’m lucky, ED comes and goes.
Sleeping anywhere from 7-8 hrs a night, though drinking a gallon of water a day makes this hard.
Go to see local DO/Hormone Doc that my wife sees for her hormones in November.
Following Blood work in November 2016 (Labs taken at Labcorp):
TSH: 1.52 uIU/ml (0.45-4.5)
T4: 7.1 ug/dL (4.5-12)
Free T4:1.39 ug/dL (0.82-1.77)
Free T3:2.6 pg/mL (2.0-4.4)
Reverse T3 20.2ng/dL (9.2-24.1)
Free Thyroxine Index: 2.1 (1.2-4.9)
Insulin: 10.9 uIU/mL
Dhea-Sulfate 135.4 ug/dL (102.6-416.3)
Coritsol: 13.9 (ug/dL)
Vit D 25 Hydroxy D2+D3 = 24ng/mL
Estradiol: 21.5 pg/mL (7.6-42.6)
LH: 4.6 mIU/mL
FSH: 0.9 mIU/mL
SHBG: 35.6 nmol/L (16.5-55.9)
T total 296 ng/dL(348-1197)
Free-T 7.5 pg/mL (6.8-21.5)
Consuming about 2500 calories a day (tracking with my fitness pal, with macros leaning away from carbs) and have moved on to a intermediate program (3 days a week), which I had to stop because of falling asleep at work. I have backed way off the weights (both volume and reps). I’m trying to get down to 15% body fat, but just can’t seem to move the fat off anything. Doc seems to think I’m metabolizing all my T. She thinks because of my age and health that they can restart my HPT system.
But, Hormone doc was concerned about low FSH number and sent me to an endocrinologist, also put me on 5,000 IU’s of D3. Endo put me on 50mg of Clomid once a day and then wanted to see my labs again after 6 weeks. First day I took the Clomid (16th of Jan), my brain spun up to 10,000 rpm, it was great, had some problems with body temp, hot/cold flashes but not too bad, was feeling pretty good, then last week my eyes started getting blurry, and was getting sensitive to light, got so bad I went to bed at half time during the Superbowl! Endo backed me off the clomid to 25mg a day, vision still getting worse so we stopped it.
During this time Hormone doc has me taking Calcium D-Glucarate and Revestrol. Taking a 100mg zinc, K-2, supplements.
Endo now wants to try HCG. Suggesting I take 5000 IU 3 times a week, and what I’m reading that is way too big a dose.
Any suggestions how I progress from here? I’m also like to keep the option of having some more kids (I know sounds crazy) some day. But I would like to get my weight down and have my brain start working at full capacity. I feel like I’ve lost about 30 IQ points in the last 15 years.
(Also not having T show up at the gym with you is a bitch when OHP is involved)