I have read that androstenedione is sold over the counter without a prescription. But I can't find anywhere to buy it from!
My androstenedione is flagged LOW on repeated blood tests. Free testosterone and serum testosterone are also low, so I looked higher up the chain and found this problem.
DHEA,s and DHEA are flagged HIGH. So something is preventing 3B-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase from converting DHEA into androstenedione. Progesterone is actually high, so that kind of confirms the theory.
All other hormones are perfectly normal. Just that androstenedione (and then testosterone) are low.
So I have been taking zinc to support my 3B-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase. I don't know what would be inhibiting my 3BHSD.
I was once exposed to toxic mold and my levels of trichothecenes was elevated. Also I have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which might be having a feedback on my HSD3B by means of crappy adrenals/thyroid stuff going on.
However, I have been supporting my adrenals with B5, B6, 2g vitmain C, etc. and my cortisol levels are perfect.
So whatever the reason, my androstenedione is low and I was hoping to replace that to get it just into normal range, and then see what happens with my testosterone.
SHBG, LH, FSH and everything else is smack dab in the middle of the reference ranges. Thyroid (TSH, FT3, FT4) are perfect, everything is perfect. Just this darn androstenedione and T.
Any ideas on where I could obtain andro (legally)? Will a small amount like 50mg blow my liver out? Or should I be focusing on 3BHSD?