What’s up everybody. Looking to get some advice on my current health problems.
I’m 28, used to lift a few years ago (nothing crazy) but have neglected my health for the past few years (diet/corrective exercises, stress & poor metabolism – punishing my adrenals with caffeine) – and I want to figure out exactly what’s up here.
I’ll give a brief breakdown by year, with bloods.
December 2016 – Sudden onset of brain fog (CONTINUING to present)
Formerly tested positive for LYMES disease; took antibiotics and was dealt with in 2014-2015.
December - 2017 - Testes swelling (scrotum, I believe)
- ULTRASOUND showed testes structure normal and healthy; confirmed normal in repeat ultrasound in late 2018
January 2019 - I began hitting the gym hard (inspired), doing two a days on cardio and using heavy stair master.
February 2019 - Physical shows Low T for 28 yo.
Later in the month something triggers muscle wasting – first in legs, then later in shoulders/tris/bi’s/forearms. Now feel weak arms and legs in the AM. A little shaky too.
March 2019 - swelling appears below both knees, along with continued muscle wasting. Saw two rheumatologists; labs show no signs of rheumatological abnornality/diseases.
April 2019 - paid for tests of my own; noticed again low total test levels - elevated LDL (130). Additional bloods later with proper fasting showed LDL down at ~90.
May 2019 - Seeing a holistic eastern/western doctor who ran a full panel of bloods – indicating elevated TSH (~4), high estradiol (44), and high morning Cortisol. I was not fasted when i did these.
She has me on the following: DIM, Ashwaganda Root Extract, D3, Magnesium, More sleep, meditation.
She believes that based on the labs, i have low grade systemic inflammation. Possibly stress induced or adrenal related . She also believes there may be a LEAKY GUT problem as well.
I have drank coffee every day for the past few years – the amount has varied. But i have relied on it heavily to get through working my office job.
I am currently 4 days into quitting the caffeine, in an attempt to restore normal working order.
What do you guys think?
Do note: My glucose generally rests in the mid 90’s – seems to be the same for my younger brother as well. A1C looks good at about ~5.
Really want to get my hormones back under control, clear my brain fog, and get back to killing it in the gym.