Waist: 40 approx
Fat is mostly around midsection, always seems to be there, upper body doesn’t look as fat.
Few years ago when I dieted down to single digit bf, I took low calories, around 2000. That seemed to be the only thing that worked for me.
I was on a cycle last year, I can’t remember if I took proper PCT when coming off. But I never feel any different if I do take it or don’t. My gf got pregnant a few months ago, on the second try, so I’m guessing it shouldn’t be too low (not sure if that’s even related).
I started running four days a week, and training, and I can’t drop a pound.
Sometimes I think I have depression, sometimes I don’t. I don’t know if I don’t, or if I have been depressed for so long, I’m just used to it. It’s not severe if I do have it. I can get out of bed, and function normally. But times I just don’t care, lack motivation, etc.
I told my doctor I’ve been feeling tired the past 1-2 years. I often have to take a nap during the day, where as in the past I could go through a day on 3-4 hours of sleep with zero problems, and wouldn’t be able to nap if I wanted to.
I’m also struggling to lose weight, I’m about 18% right now, and can’t drop a pound, where as I’ve been single digit BF before.
So I wanted my thryoid checked, and asked him to check my testosterone too.
I used testosterone about a year ago, along with cytomel, dropped a few pounds, but really couldn’t make good progress after several months.
I’m 32 years old now.
I have some symptoms of low test and/or low thyroid, but not others.
I feel tired.
Can’t lose weight.
I read a symptom of low thyroid is plaque build up, and I’ve had issues with this the past couple years, even when brushing and flossing every day.
Sex drive seems fairly low.
But I don’t feel cold, have dry skin, brittle nails, etc.
I don’t get morning wood, it’s been years since I can say I have, unless I really have to go to the bathroom.
Anyways, my doctor has me going for blood work tomorrow.
He didn’t select “iron”, which I thought being tired often, he would, but I don’t really know if that’s relevant.
Under Endocrine he checked of TSH, and Testosterone (Total).
He did not check off Free T4, T3, Thyroid Ab, FSH, LH, Estradiol, Prolactin, Progesterone, B-hCG, Cortisol AM, PM, Cortisol (Random). He also did not check off PSA (total or free), CEA or Homocysteine.
Am I missing anything that should be tested that isn’t? My Dr isn’t the best, so I’m worried I’m missing important tests to properly check my thyroid and testosterone levels.