I have been lurking here for quite sometime. Even though I am only 33, I have taken an interest in the hormone threads. It's been pretty obvious to me that I have had issues in this dept for quite some time. Symptoms for years have been depression, zero libeto, +20lbs carried around my waist, no energy, ect.
I was really sick of the meds for depression and not dealing with the other symptoms, so I went and had some blood work done.
Creatine - 1.2 (.4 - 1.3)
Glucose - 99 (60-100) - not sure what this means
ALT - 57 (4-55) - not sure what this means. I enjoy the occasional scotch, but no reason my liver should be out of whack.
Test - 224 (225-825) - ouch
TSH - 1.81 (.2 - 4.5) - would I rather be on the high side or low side here? I have read that low TSH usually equals higher T4.
I also had some sort of Hematology tests that all seem normal, but I don't know much about that stuff.
My doc doesn't seem all that bright when it comes to this stuff, so I am debating my course of action here. Should I schedule a visit with an endochronologist or is there some other obvious message I am missing in these results. I was planning to re-up my supply of Z-12 and even do a sleep study to see what my blood work looked like after a few months of really good sleep. I did not expect the results I got and am now thinking I should just start with the HRT route. Thoughts?
The HRT route is also interesting becuase I actually don't have issues putting on muscle or making gains in strength. Getting my T on the high side of normal may produce some really interesting gains.