Came off injections after 2 years because my urologist got in my head about long term health concerns and fertility concerns. I’m 28. Went onto clomid for 4 months, now I’ve been off for one month. I have labs below.
40mg twice weekly, 500iu HCG twice weekly and .25 arimidex
Total T: 1347
Free T: 23.9 (9-26)
Had my sperm analyzed as well, it was all fine and healthy levels. BUT i still decided to come off and give clomid a try…
Clomid after 4 months of 12.5 mg EOD:
Total T: 726 (264-916)
Free T: 11 (9.3-26.5) - low
E2 sensitive: 14.7 (8-35) - low
SHGB: 89.3 (16.5-55.9) - high
DHEA sulfate: 350 (138.5-475.2)
One month after quitting clomid:
Total T: 473 (264-916)
Free t: 6.9 (9.3-26.5)
E2: 14 (8-35)
Low e2 symptoms like fatigue, verrrry bad joint pain ever since I came off of injections. Clomid never increase my e2 on paper and I have had joint probs ever since my e2 went below 20.
Depression/apathy is mild at this point. I’ve had clinical depression in the past and been treated with medication but can’t say it’s nearly as bad at the moment.
Decreased libido but erections are good, morning wood is hit or miss, maybe 50% of the time.
Should I wait another month and re test to see if my test levels stay within range or will they continue to decrease since I discontinued clomid. They were ~150 before injections. I’m hesitant to go back on clomid because of joint problems not being helped by it and I’m prone to SHBG.
Currently taking 10 mg DHEA at night to try and raise E2 as well as boron 3mg to maybe raise free T.
Any suggestions? Thyroid labs showed everything pretty good except my tsh was still a little elevated at 2.7 (.4-4.5). I had the comprehensive panel from discountedlabs done and everything else looked fine.