I recently had blood tests done to check my hormones. For background, I am 46 and do not think that I have any problems in the area of sexual drive or function. I have been taking Alpha Male or Trib for around three months and at least two months prior to the blood work. I have also taken 6-OXO.
I have searched here as well as many other resources and must say that I am stilled confused with what my results are telling me and my doc doesn’t know either.
My total Testosterone is 315 NG/DL - which to me is on the low side. My free testosterone is 61 PG/ML. I am not sure if this is good or not - only that it is in range. My Estradiol is 28 - again I am not sure if this is good or not. I have read on this site that you want it in the low 20s and mine is in the high 20s - I guess that isn’t too good. My Progesterone is .6 NG/ML which is high according to the range. It sounds like from the article on this site from Dr. Serrano that this is a good thing (maybe I am misreading it). My cortisol is also low at 8 (morning reading). My DHEA is 196.
My doctor warned me before the tests that she would not know what to do if the numbers were not what was expected. I think I could get Testim from her to boost the total testosterone but the question is should I? I don’t think I want my testicles to stop making what they are currently making - if I take Testim and cycle it for 2 months on and one month off will my boys continue to do their thing?. She has already said no to Arimidex as she is uncomfortable prescribing off label use. Obviously, I am looking only to ensure that my work in the weight room is not being impaired. I am happy with my sex drive and function. Thanks for the help.