Let’s get right to it.
6 feet tall
Chest hair yes, can grow a beard, full head hair. No real fat deposits, on the lean muscular side. Still have six pack.
Symptoms are brain fog, fatigue, lack of motivation, Diminished sex drive. No prior history of illness.
I take LEF Melatonin, fish oil caps, Pro biotics
Diet, no red meat, veggies, salmon four times
A week, chicken, carbs. No calorie restriction.
More cardio than iron for the last few years, 5 days a week.
But nothing crazy.
Never any testes ache. Morning erection has disappeared in last 6 months, still fully functional,
desire is diminishing.
My journey so far: the gradual onset of the above symptoms led me to getting a saliva testosterone test the results of which led me here where I learned.
I had wasted my time and money. Went to the doctor, ordered blood tests which came back with lowish T results. Here the narrative takes a turn from what I have read is the normal experience for people on this forum.
The doctor glanced at my T numbers told me not to worry about any of the others and Wrote scrips for Adex, T, and HCG and shoved me out the door and told me to come back in a couple of months to see how I am doing. He said once week was fine but more frequent was ok too.
DHEAS. 46.4 (44.3-331)
DHT. 23.7 (11.2-95.5)
TT. 405. (280-1100)
SHGB. 47. (10-80)
Free T. 6.03. (1.6-22)
IGF-1. 165. (87-238)
IGFBP. 3.5. (1.6-6.5)
Cortisol. 12.3. AM
Vit. D. 32. (>30)
LH. 2.9. (1.7-8.6)
Progesterone .23. (.2-1.4)
E1. 4. (<60)
Estradiol. 9.9. (7.6-42.6)
Hemoglobin 5.2 (<6)
Ferritin. 133.1. (30-400)
TSH 5.15. (.27-4.2)
Free T3. 3.1 (1.8-4.6
Free T4. 1.39 (.27-4.2)
PSA 1.03. (0-4)
FSH. 4.7. (1.5-12.4)
Blood panel and general chemistry were all center mass in ranges.
Day time temperatures have been running 98.4 but have been taken with a digital thermometer. Mercury one is on order as is an Iodine test. I have been eating with sea salt so suspect some iodine deficiency. Threw out the sea salt and changed to iodized.
Questioning the need for Adex with an E2 of 9.9 (7.6-42.6)
Low vitamin D number so I have started a supplement.
Low DHEAS so I have started LEF supplement.
Doc said TSH number was nothing to be concerned about.
Same for Ferratin number and low LH.
Have not tested for Hashimotos, or RT3.
Ideas, comments or opinions would be welcome.