Hello Forum! I have been perusing for the last few weeks.
I hope some of you may be able to help me with my situation.
I am in my early 30s - pretty healthy (slightly overweight) - 6'1" 220 pounds. (20-25 pounds overweight)
In Feb 2015 - I went to the urologist to get my ED situation checked. He checked my testosterone levels - and I had results of 224ng/dL (range 348-1197) [LOW]
I went back a week later to have them rechecked - tests were
Total T = 164ng/dL;
FSH = 19.2 (HIGH);
LH - 6.0 (Higher end)
Prolactin = 13.2 (Higher End)
He said I likely have Primary Hypogonadism and before putting me on testosterone replacement, we can check if Clomid works... chances are it will not. Lets.
5 weeks later at 25mg ED Clomid
Testosterone = 466 ng/dL (Range 348-1197)
Free Testosterone = 12.9 (Range 8.7-25.1)
SHBG = 21.8nmol (Range 16.5-55.9)
Prolactin = 6.7 (Range 4.0 - 15.2)
LH = 13.4 [HIGH] (Range 1.7 - 8.6)
FSH = 31.0 [HIGH] (Range 1.5 - 12.4)
Cortisol = 29.6 (HIGH) (Range 2.3 - 19.4)
ACTH, Plasma = 22.6pg/mL (Range 7.2 - 63.3)
TSH = 2.56 (0.45 - 4.5)
So my testosterone is up by almost 300 points.. but so is my FSH and LH. If I had primary hypogonadism - then Clomid should not work... however, it seems to be working, albeit not as effectively as others (as I have on the forum).
Most of the people seem to have Low LH and Low FSH - secondary...
Any theories as to what is going on?