My story is like many here.
Body: I am a big boned hairy guy, I can grow a beard in week. I am balding.
Fat: I carry alot of fat around my middle. I always have.
Health conditions: I have sleep Apnea, Diabetic on a normal diet, started feeling tough a couple of years ago.
RX drugs: Using nasonex for sinuses. Used Rogaine for 3 weeks in the 90’s
Total T 367 Quest Valencia, CA Range 250 to 1100
TSH 1.84 Mercy Hospital lab Range .27 to 4.68
1-28-13 Fasting 9am
Total T 493 Quest Valencia, CA Range 250 to 1100
Free T 65 Quest Valencia Range 35 to 155
Estradiol 36 Quest Wood Dale,IL Range < or = 39
Prolactin 2.7 Quest Wood Dale Range 2 to 18
FSH Serum 3.5 Quest Wood Dale Range 1.6 to 8
LH 3.8 Quest Wood Dale Range 1.5 to 9.3
T4 Free 1.06 Mercy Range .85 to 1.76
TSH 1.24 Mercy Range .27 to 4.68
Ferritin 302 Mercy Range 30 to 400
Hemo A1C 5.9 Mercy Range < 5.7
Cortisol Total 11 Mercy Hospital Lab Range AM 6.2 to 19.4
Cholesterol 208 Mercy Range < 200
Triglyceride Mercy Range < 150
HDL 37 Mercy Range <39
VLDL 19 Mercy Range 2 to 45
LDL 152 Mercy Range <100
Diet: Following a very low carb diet. Cheat a couple times per month.
Training: I walk 30 minutes 5 to 7 days per week. I lift weights 3 times per week.
Testes: I did go to the Dr. 2 years ago with pain in my left testesicle. Dr. told me it was my vasectomy.
Morning Wood: Still have wood every morning. It was softer before I started supplements in December.
I decided to get checked last fall because I was feeling really poor and having mild ED during sex. I tried to start lifting weights in July and I got no where. I hurt all the time and saw no gains in strength or size.
After getting the results of T = 368, I was rejected by my health care insurance for Androgel because I needed to be below 300. I decided to look around for any supplements to boost T.
I am currently taking:
D - Testosterol 3 pills
Boron 12 mg
GNC mega men vit
Vit d3 10,000 IU
DIM 400 mg
ZMA 3 pills at night
After 45 days on these supplements I was rechecked and got the results shown on 1-28-13.
I started lifting weight when I started taking the supplements and have put on some muscle. I have more energy, but I can’t seem to shake any weight at all.
I took 2 weeks off of the cycle of D Testosterol and crashed pretty hard.
My ferritin level is 2x the optimal range so I have just started giving blood. Hemochromotosis runs in my family.
I notice that my Estradial is 36. Should this be lower?
Any thoughts would be great.