I'm going to go down from the top and address each line item. I do have questions on most of them.
T3 was 113 in a range of (60 - 181). fT4 was 1.01 in a range of (0.73 - 1.95),what is a good level to shoot for?
*** mid range for T3 is 120, you are 113. midrange for fT4 is 1.34, you are 1.01
fT3 will be pulled on 10-20-15. Do you recommend any additions or subtractions to the list of labs that I posted on 7-23-15?
Cholesterol is being addressed with my diet. I have been making changes to try and better manage this issue.
*** most cholesterol is made in your liver. Health news recently concluded that reducing cholesterol in foods is not very effective. Lowering fat intake can be useful. TRT often reduces total cholesterol while not changing HDL.
I check my BP most days in the morning (127/83 today). Seems to be pretty consistent but will continue to monitor. I have not noticed any reading that gave me cause for alarm, yet.
*** check BP during the day, could be higher.
I take 1 Vit D3 gel 2,000iu in addition to my multi every morning. The multi contains Vit D 2,000iu as well, Should it be more?
Optimal target for vit-D25 lab work is 60, many need more than 4000iu.
I will increase my DHEA dose to 50mg. my current level is 171 (range of 103-446 ug/dl). What level should I try for and why?
*** above mid range. Lower DHEA is associated with cardio specific problems. DHEA starts dropping in most men by mid 30's
The multivitamin I take (Ultraman from Vitamin World) has B1-50 mg, B2-50mg, B6-50mg, B12-100mcg, Iodine-150mcg, Selenium-200mcg. Is this enough or do you recommend a different Multi? I am taking 3 Natures Way Kelp capsules each morning. They contain: Iodine 360mcg, Sodium 35mg, Kelp 600mg per capsule. I decided on those per the Thyroid sticky. Your thoughts on that?
*** above looks VERY good!!! great choice
I will pick up some chromium picolinate on my next supplement run. Brand & dosage?
*** its in your multi-vit now
Fish oil is good.
Red rice yeast, same as CP above. Brand & dosage?
*** Can't recommend above suggestions I may have made
E2. Doc has no problem prescribing me Anastrazole. I am currently taking .5mg the morning after my injections. Should I change when I take it? I noticed your calculation for changing the AI dose. You came up with .43mg and I am taking just a tad over that. Do you see any issues with the .007 over? I would like to try the liquid form and am looking into converting my tablets onto such.
*** continue with .5mg and see where labs go. E2 may go towards 22 * .5/.43
UBQ COQ10, same as CP above. Brand & dosage?
***Ubiquinol 50mg might be good enough. Not cheap. I have been using from lef.org
DO not confuse with [ubiquinone, ubidecarenone, coenzyme Q]
Friend was on high dose statin drug and had chronic cough from statin drug induced low CoQ10, weakening muscles and reduce left ventricle output caused high blood pressure in lungs and the cough. The result is the same symptom of congestive heart failure. Ubiquinol 100mg fixed that. He took bottle to a nutrition store and they provided their house brand and his cough returned. So not all are the same or kid in the store confused.
Vitamin C. Multi has 300mg. Is that enough?
*** You could take more.
Natural source vitamin E hopefully will come from improved diet.
*** probably not enough!
Reducing A1C, again better overall diet should suffice.
*** chromium picolinate, improved thyroid function and improved mitochondrial function will reduce lipids and improve insulin sensitivity. Vitamins, antioxidants and fish oil also help mitochondria as well as improving cell wall permeability and receptor function.
Higher intake of Iodine. Does the amount of Iodine I am getting from my multi + kelp capsules look sufficient or should I look into other means?
*** vitamin has 150mcg, barely enough. Using iodized salt with this will help.
Thanks again for you help.