At 51, a DRE is important.
That price for labs is decent and you can afford it.
See if you can find out more about the E2 test. If it is female centric, the ranges might be inappropriate.
Any concerns about general health?
TSH - you can read the thyroid basics sticky to see the issues, iodine, body temps, other labs
Are you feeling healthy?
Thyroid symptoms are largely the same as low T
Any exposure to tropical diseases?[/quote]
I got the lab tests done today. TT, E2, fasting glucose, LDL/HDL, PSA, free-PSA, LH, FSH. Results should be Monday evening. Unfortunately they can’t do FT only TT. So I added PSA and Free-PSA at the urologists suggestion. I mentioned FT and the urologist didn’t understand the need even after I explained - bad sign maybe? E2 is calibrated to male, the nurse claimed. I’ll get the DRE at the follow up on Monday. BP was 90/138 pulse 70.
Generally, I feel healthy and fit. I’m 6’1.5", 203 pounds, 46" chest, 35" waist, maybe 15% body fat. I’d like to lose belly fat and get leaner and more energized. I’ve just started to feel a general lack of energy and motivation in the last 2 years.
I do weight training 3 times a week and walk a couple of miles a day. I’ve been a vegetarian for 21 years and I believe I’ve been eating healthy most of that time. I took my temperature with a digital thermometer (97.0 on waking, 98.1 in the afternoon). No tropical diseases.
I used transdermal DHEA gel for 4 weeks and finished it about 2 weeks ago. It’s unavailable here so I doubt I can get more. I got a little better motivated and an increase in libido at the end of that treatment. I met a new girl and spent an evening enjoying my new libido. My erection just wouldn’t go away for long after sex.
My refractory period seemed to be back to my teens - 5-10 minutes. Or maybe it was just her. But with my previous girlfriend my refractory period was about 2 hours. I must add I’ve been using ED drugs for 8 years. No problem getting erections but maintaining them for longer than 10 minutes is almost impossible with cialis or Viagra (half dose 50mg). I also tried some tongkat Ali. I’ve been off transdermal 2 weeks and tongkat Ali for 1 week.
When should I start the sustanon and Arimidex? I’m keen to start soon now I’ve had the labs.