I heard during my research, not sure where, i think it was stopthethyroidmadness.com, that optimal thyroid levels (in a perfect world) should be: fT3 at the upper normal range (such as my case) and TSH around 1.2.
Based on that, i though my fT3 is perfect and that i just need to figure out why my TSH is so high.
Or do you mean my fT3 is high in relation to my symptoms?
I'm 33. I take no medication at all.
My energy levels are OK. Just get lazy a lot but i'm thinking that's psychological due to low T.
Muscles don't get sore easily...but then, i haven't really worked them in a while, except mabye climbing a flight of stairs, which doesn't get them to become sore.
Just a few questions:
1. Does low T cause TSH levels to rise?
I am thinking maybe that could be the reason my TSH is high, because T levles are below the lab ranges.
2. What problems do you think I could have starting TRT with elevated TSH (hypothyroidism)?
And the most important question…
I would like to attempt a HPTA restart. I read your sticky. My question is…
3. Looking at my lab results below, which method do you think I should start…hCG+SERM (of course taking SERM depending if the hCG works) or just SERM?
TT 216ng/dL (286 - 802)
fT 34.17pg/mL (34.51 - 107.78)
E2 32.6pg/mL (7.6 - 43.0)
SHBG 16.0nmol/L (14.5 - 48.4)
LH 4.0mIU/mL (1.7 - 8.6)
FSH 3.5mIU/mL (1.5 - 12.4)
Prolactin 16.7ng/mL (3.46 - 19.4)