My Free T3 (Tryiiodothyronine, Free, Serum): 3.7pg/mL [2.3-5.0]
I just got some blood work to see where I was at and have a baseline for the future. In all honesty I have been feeling a little under the weather lately but I thought It was mostly stress from school and what not. The results from the blood work kinda shocked me and I’m not sure what I should do about it.
-waist: 32-33 inches
-weight: 200 - 205
In my honest opinion I have a muscular build for my size. I do carry some noticeable abdominal fat but its not a lot. I eat quite a bit.
-describe body and facial hair: Very hairy from the waist down and lower back. Hairy arms with a decent amount of hair on my abdominal area (happy trail). Some chest hair and some hair on my back and shoulders (minimal). Can’t grow a full beard yet but I have the ability to produce a nice neck beard w/sideburns and mustache. Bushy eyebrows.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: I don’t know if my fat storage areas have ever changed really. They are usually lower abdominal, love handles, a bit in the chest and pubic area. I was pretty obese up until about 16-17.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: Like I said, I was fat mf’er for most of my life with very little physical activity (made it up to about 290 and then dropped to 150ish) but I lost all the weight, put on some mass, and now look pretty decent IMO. A few years ago I was hospitalized for appendicitis after the docs f’ed up the surgery and I was there for about a month. Current symptoms include some dry skin that is the worst on my face. I feel like the quality of my skin has been declining over the last few years. I get weird heart sensations (I think its my heart) while eating after training that feel similar to adrenaline rushes. I also feel like I’m fatter than I should be but so does everyone else so I’m not sure about this one.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: I have been on antibiotics after my appendix bs. Oh and some pain killers post surgery (mmmmm, morphine…). I was on advair for some asthma the doctor thought I had when I was a kid (around 8 or so).
Supplementation: Opti Men Multi, Vit C 2g a day, Flameout, 10kiu of vit D daily, ZMA, whey, creatine, leucine. I also used iodized salt.
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]: As stated previously, I was a mini Jabba the Hutt from around 12-16 or so. I would eat a lot of whatever I wanted ALL THE DAMN TIME. In high school I picked up weight training and became not so fat. I managed to get down to about 150ish doing cardio and what I thought was lifting. Oh, I also ate like a bird. Later in HS I decided I wanted to be absolutely shredded so I dieted again this time in a smarter fashion (still pretty stupid though) to the point where I was kinda in a shitty mood all the time (I hear this is expected anyways). Other symptoms from this harsh bs included dry skin (the skin around my nails was cracking), brittle nails, and weak erections. But I did have some sick abs for about 2 weeks!
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]: Been training around 2.5 years. At first I did random exercises because I had no idea what I was doing (definitely never overtrained). More recently (about a year now) I have been powerlifting competitively and have put on a significant amount of mass (fat too). My current lifts are a 435 squat, 295 bench, and a 525 deadlift @198 RAW (dead has gone down a bit since I tweaked my back but its coming back up). I train heavy 3-4 times a week.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?: I do remember this one time a few years ago where my nuts started hurting for like 30mins and then it went away. Only once though.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: I get good morning wood probably once a week. I do sometimes wake up with a wicked boner (it actually hurts) mid-sleep sometimes but this is somewhat rare. Most of the time I wake up and Jr is only standing at half mast or nothing. I know I’ve had morning wood throughout my life but I don’t think its ever been very consistent. I can get a woody pretty much on command. It stays hard but I think I have to give it some effort at times (this may be mental).
Note: I’m not clueless when it comes to hormones but I’m definitely not well educated on this. The pdf wont let me copy text so I’m gonna try and figure out a way to get this posted.