Hello everyone. I read the stickys and like to see if I can be guided.
I was injured in 2000 and have been recovering since then from Traumatic Brain Injury.
I gained almost 100 lb after the accident to over 320. After weaning off anti depression meds in 2009 I lost 50 lb, and now weigh 270. Im 5’ 9" and would like to get down to my pre-accident weight of around 200 lb. I was muscular back then now just fat. I do walk about 10-12 miles per week and do running sprints of about 2 minutes during the walks.
I take supplements and my temperature is normal
My blood test results
From 1-16-2013 Family doctor. Prior to TRT therapy
Total cholesterol 177
HDL 38 (low)
Factor .90( high)
Sodium serum 139
BUN, serum 19 (high)
Creatinine, serum 0.9
Total Protein 7.0
Alkaline Phosphatase 42 (low)
Total Bilirubin 0.4
A/G ratio 1.3
Osmolality Calc 279
Anion Gap 9
GFR MDRD >60
Homocysteine/ Cysteine serum 9.0
Blood work from 5-17-2013 by endocrinologist after being on TRT therapy for 3 months
Free Testasterone 109
Insulin like growth factor 249 (high)
TSH 1.34 ( went down 18 points from January test)
Cortisol - am 6.8
T3 Free 3.12
T4 Free 1.09
I have urinary flow problems and take PROSTATE REVIVE by medix select and TESTO-REX by Bionutricals to lower estrogen.
Additionally I take the following made by SAN (Stop aging now)
DHEA by natrol 50 mg once a week
I take following medications:
Benicar 20mg for blood pressure
Simvastatin 10 mg for cholestrol
Zyrtec 10mg for allergies
I eat healthy and dring only black coffee in the morning and water with fresh lemmon the rest of the day. I dont eat white bread but do like ice cream couple of times a week. However my excersize burns off more calories then I consume and Im still stuck with belly fat I can not get rid off.
Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
New Blood Work 6-13-2013
Free Testosterone 136
Insulin like Growth Factor 205
Temperature in 97.5 range. Started taking Iodine supplements.
TRT is Andro Gel 1.0 with 4 applications. 2 on shoulders and 2 on stomach.