-age : 24
-height: 5foot 8 inches
-weight: 168 lbs
-describe body and facial hair:
some black beard and moustache growth, black calf hair, some black chest hair, otherwise thin blond hair around body littlebit.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed:
I am pretty lean before but have gotten fat on belly now. My sixpack is barely visible. Change happened in about 12months
-health conditions, symptoms [history]:
I have not had previous “problems” but,
I have failed to get in to med school three years in a row. Last year when I was about to go take MCAT’s I was so nervous a week before the exam I could barely sleep. Then during the morning of my exam I couldnt even eat breakfast because I had a puking reflex - felt really stressed the entire week, and had been for the past two months.
After that exam in about a year ago, I have felt cognitive decline, lethargy, mental fogginess, concentration problems, lack of motivation. I am studying chemistry in university now, and have harder time than usual because of these problems. Also have wavelike anxiety.
My father had high bloodpressure so everything was low-salt when I was living with them 4 years ago through my teenagehood. I’ve had concentration problems before and lack of motivation but not this mental fogginess and lethargy I am experiencing
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever:
Just some tribulus, but that probably doesnt count, lol.
-lab results with ranges
Labs are very expensive where I am. This basic cost me 300euros, which is as much as my monthly rent as a student so I hope if you guys give advice, I would like to take the most important labs first, before going to vitamin-D or whatever( sorry if this sounds stupid, I am not feeling bright)
B-Hb 162 134-167 g/L
B-HKR 0.48 0.39-0.5
B-Eryt 5.73 4.3-5.7 E12/L !! over the normal range
E-MCV 84 82-98 fl
E-MCH 28 27-33 pg
fB-Leuk 5.0 3.4-8.2 E9/L
S-TSH 0.96 0.4-4.5 mU/L (seems like not in optimal range, middle?)
S-T4-V 14.1 9-21 pmol/L (pretty middle)
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]
breffy: cereal in the morning sometimes I skip breakfast,
lunch: school’s socialistic cheap lunch, which is probably 80% carbs. I have salad, rice/potato, fish sticks/chickensauce or what they offer.
dinner: usually big, and eat two plates
supper: bowl of cereal
supplements: protein/carb shake after workout, vitamin d 50mg, vitamin C 1g, “animal pak” with loads of more vitamins and minerals, omega 3 & 6 combined as a tablespoon,
recently started taking ginseng.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]:
I’ve stopped training january 2012 to prepare for med exam and didnt start again till january 2013-march 2013, was training 2days on 1 day of 2days on 2 days off, with a diet that made me gain weight. Before in my youth I have been competing successfully in endurance-like sports like soccer and basketball, wrestling in a national level.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?:
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed:
I’ve had “strong” ones before, but during the past year they are less strong when I am with my gf. Not so often morning wood anymore either.
What I have done to fix the problem:
I stopped drinking caffeinated products, today I started taking Iodine supplements (meant for nuclear disasters). So I divide a 130mg pill into two, and took 65mg today, and plan to do it for two weeks lowering at the end. Or then try to nib off a piece to make it 50mg and have 0.75g by end of two weeks. Pills are quite expensive btw, like 1euro per 130mg pill.
I felt mentally more clear during the day, but I cant be sure if its placebo.
I also upped my vitamin C intake to 3g per day, and get 400mg magnesium from the vitaminpack and 50mcg of selenium.
Have not exercised for a while either, since beginning of march, mostly once a week due to feeling lethargic.
I appreciate all the feedback and comments you can give me.
Thank you in advance.
ps. I bought wilsons book on adrenal fatigue, ships in 3 days.