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Blood & Saliva Test Results


#1

Hi all, I have been having the following symptoms and issues for about half a year:

1.) Fatigue/lack of vigor** - this is huge, there are times where I physically feel like I could go back to bed after only being up for an hour or so.
2.) Brainfog
3.) Anxiety and at times slight depression (typically I'm pretty upbeat)

Age: 25
Height: 6'
Weight: 210 lbs

I recently decided to get a separate blood test and saliva tests, here are the results:
Blood Results:
TSH 3.170 uIU/mL
TESTOSTERONE, SERUM 408 ng/dL

Saliva Results:
Estradiol 0.6 pg/mL
Progesterone 35 pg/mL
Testosterone 93 pg/mL
DHEAS 3.6 ng/mL
Cortisol (morning) 3.3 ng/mL
Cortisol (noon) 2.6 ng/mL
Cortisol (evening) 0.9 ng/mL
Cortisol (night) 0.4 ng/mL

I am wondering if everything looks normal? Or if I should consider t-replacement.

It am a bit frustrating, and while I am still lifting, etc. - it is just a little rough having to grind it out and having this be my default setting. And my compound lifts/strength have been down greatly from where I have been. Any help/information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


KSman is Here
#2

What time were these tests done? The sluggishness/brain fog may stem more from high TSH. I had similar results to you this past spring. Total test in the 420s with a TSH of ~3. A month later I was tested again with similar total test (went from 428-434) but TSH under 1.5. I found my mood and energy levels were vastly improved


#3

Thanks for the reply!

The Blood Test was done at 2pm.

The Saliva test samples were done at different intervals throughout the day. Any metric that isn’t attributed to a specified time is from the largest morning (8am) sample that I gave.

Glad to hear you were able to sort everything out, what did you do to lower your TSH levels?


#4

please use the [edit] in lower RH corner of you post above and add lab ranges.

Read these stickies:

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones
  • thyroid basics
    — and check oral body temperatures as suggested.

TSH can be elevated and temperatures low from not using iodized salt.