Hey guys I made a post a month or so ago and I didn’t have all of the information I was waiting for some more time to pass before I got my bloods drawn.
Trt has been going well for the most part but I received my labs back and have some questionable results that I do not understand.
First off my protocol
210mg / ml week of Test cyp pinned .5 on Saturday and .5 on Wednesday,
.5 mg arimidex .25 on Thurs / .25 Sunday (clearly not enough)
500iu of HCG the day before the shot of test.
Few questions, I felt overall pretty good, a lot better then I have before TRT, some more energy, strength gains, and muscle have been coming back (was floating between 2-400 test before TRT). I don’t think I am ideal though,
First quesiton is my estrogen level of 50.9, I havent had any real sides of high estrogen, good libido, no morning wood but can get it up, My nipples the past week on and off have been sensitive but I wanted to get the test before changing anything. If I am taking .5 a week (.25 twice) and my estrogen is 50.9 what do you think the dose I should try to get it down to 22? I don’t want to take too much and crash it, Before I started TRT my natural estrogen was 16 with T levels between 2-400
Second question is my thyroid, results, I know from the stickies my TSH is on the high side, T3 and T4 appear to be good? Any advise on how to maximize my thyroid?
T3 free 3.5
T4 free 1.24
One thing to note is i just went out and bought iodized salt, I hate sodium I am very sensitive to it so I didnt even own salt in my house, Going to try to use some iodized salt and see if that helps anything but any other advise is awesome. My body temp also never gets up to temp, one day a week or so ill get 98.5 mid day, and im not use to it so I actually feel like I have a fever because my normal body temp is in the 97.1-5 range.
This is the first time I also got my SHBG as well as prolactin tested, my Dr never did this before, I had to demand all of these tests to try to get a full picture of everything.
My SHBG came back at 33.2
prolactin was high at 17.5.
Not really sure what to think of both of these levels, SHBG seems to be in the middle of their range, Prolactin is high, but I did ejaculate the day before, I saw from the stickies this was probably not the best but when the wife is ready its hard to say no.
My Vitamin D was low at 28.9 I have had low vitamin D levels over the years and I take 2,000 IU every morning, I am not sure why this continues to be low and does not raise. I am not sure if that is also something that can throw off some of these other tests.
DHEA serum 183 Range 37-701 seems to be on the low side, could that cause some of my problems?
Cortisol 5.2 (test was taken at 11AM)
range Cortisol AM 6.2 - 19.4 Cortisol PM 2.3 - 11.9
Seems I am on the low side of cortisol?
DHT is 99 range 30-85, is this higher then normal being on TRT?
Test Serum - 1492
Test Free 25.1
Another kind of worry spot was my cholesterol, I never had problems with my cholesterol, I have been eating whole eggs every morning with oatmeal and not sure if this could be the reason? but my levels were for the first time high and low in the wrong direction, some advise would be nice to help make sure I dont die of a heart attack.
Total cholesterol, 157
LOW hdl 39
HIGH ldl 104
T chol / HDL ratio 4.0
One thing I also cant get an answer on is my A/G Ratio, it has been high for the past 2 years, every time they do my CMP I am in the 2.4-2.5 range high, Even online I cant seem to see if this is something to worry about or how to get it from flagging high.
Thanks in advise for any help I hope I posted enough information. like I said overall I feel a lot better then I did before trt but I know im not ideal and would like to work on bringing in some of these other areas. Im posting pictures of the actual results as well for the full ranges.