So Im about to be 49 , 5’7" 187lb and I’ve been having increasing
- difficulty focusing
- lack of drive (sex and in general)
- bitchy mood
Gained some weight, too mostly around the belly (waist 38-39") so I thought it might have something to do with hormonal levels.
I’m in Spain and getting an appointment, blood work through insurance is quite cumbersome so I found this lab that offered some tests without prescription and thought I’d take them to get a feel and pick your brains here.
FSH 2.77 UI/L (1.4-15.4)
Total Testosterone 4.94 ng/mL (2.6-10)
Free Testosterone 11.8 pg/mL (6.1-25.7)
17Beta Estradiol 32 pg/mL
Also, last year I got some blood work
TSH 1.44 mU/L (0.35-5.5)
Free T4 1.24 ng/dL (0.8-1.8)
Total Cholesterol 242 mg/dL (0-200)
HDL 64 mg/dL (>40)
LDL 151 (0-130)
Triglycerids 137 mg/dL (>150)
Lipid panel has been like this since forever
TRT is no really common here and I’d like to get your opinion on whether it looks it could be helpful/likely to be prescribed. If so, what things should I insist on getting tested.
From the stickies I understant that E2 is a bit high, is taking just aromatase inhibitors something people do?
Thanks for your help
7 mg/dL (<150)