Body/facial hair… moderate hair on forearms, chest, and legs. Shave facial hair every 2 days. Could grow a tight beard in 2 weeks.
I carry fat in the mid section.
Overall health is good. Blood pressure normal. Had labrum repair surgery 18 months ago which hampered my excersise activity due to arthritic shoulder. Getting more strength and flexibility back now. Had a grade 3 varicocele repaired 8 months ago. Had the varicocele for about 2 months before surgery (nothing long term).
RX/OTC meloxicam 7.5 mg daily (shoulder), ibuprofen 600mg as needed (shoulder, usually once a week), ambien 10mg (sleep) nightly for 3 years, I work a swing shift and had a problem adjusting to different sleep patterns, was on Androgel 10g daily for 1 year. Testosterone levels were 224 before and 310 during treatment. Reason I went off the Androgel was I didn’t really feel any better and seemed to be a little more emotional at times while on it. I’ve been off it for 5 weeks.
My diet is not good. By that I mean fast food 3-4 times a week, Carbs consist of white bread, pizza, etc. and 1-2 servings of fruit a day. Drink 1-2 soft drinks a day.
Have no erectile problems, but libido is very low.
Lab Results as of 2/20/13
TSH 1.870 Range 0.450-4.500
T4 9.2 Range 4.5-12.0
T3 30 Range 24-39
Free Thyroxine Index 2.8 Range 1.2-4.9
total Cholestrol 219 Range 100-199
Triglycerides 230 Range 0-149
HDL 30 Range >39
PSA 0.6 Range 0.0-4.0
Total Testosterone 226
LH 3.6 Range 1.5-9.3
FSH 1.8 Range 1.6-8.0
*I have the entire HFP7-LP+12AC and CBC with Differential/Platelet. I can post any of that info if needed.
I will track body temps tomorrow and post results.
My goal since the low test diagnosis and the androgel not effective is to get my diet in check, lose 20 lbs or so, but I don’t think this alone will increase my test levels to where they need to be. Any advise and guidance would be much appreciated… thanks.