I’m new here and after reading a few of the threads decided to get peoples opinion on my situation.
I’m 34, male, generally healthy, no meds, a few supplements, from UK, 6 foot, 11 stone, slim/athletic build, do bodyweight training 3-4 times a week.
Symptoms (had pretty much my whole adult life)
ED, low energy, brain fog, low muscle mass, can’t grow proper beard, premature greying, get sick easily.
I’ve attached a summary of all the hormone blood tests I’ve had done. Total T is high, SHBG is high, DHEA-S is high. I started taking Tongkat Ali a week before the last test in an attempt to reduce SHBG but it went up. Probably why the total T went up as well. I have actually noticed an improvement with ED since taking Tongkat Ali. It’s the only supplement that has had any effect and I’ve tried a lot.
I have also had loads of other blood tests, cholesterol, full blood count, liver function as I kept getting ill but everything was normal - “a perfect specimen of human health” according to my GP…
So it seems that high SHBG and low free T are the problem. My thyroid numbers are not ideal from what I have read. I do have some symptoms of Hypothyroidism but I also have some which suggest otherwise for example my metabolism has always been quite high (I think), don’t put on fat easily. Basal body temps average 36.8c (98.2f) which seem pretty normal.
From what I have read about high SHBG it seems TRT is the only option. Is there anyone from the UK who knows whether I have a hope of finding a doctor who’d prescribe it given my total T numbers? I have been emailing balance my hormones so will see what they say about it.
Looking forward to hearing peoples thoughts.