My labs from Defy came back today.
For context, I’m a 52 yo male that trains pretty hard swimming 4 months out of the year and walks 15-20 miles a week, including hilly terrain with a 30 lb weight vest November-March. I’m active doing projects during the weekends too.
Testosterone, Serum 260 ng/dL
Free Testosterone(Direct) 7.5 pg/mL
T4,Free(Direct) 1.33 mIU/mL
DHEA-Sulfate 246.0 ug/dL
TSH 1.840 uIU/mL
Luteinizing Hormone(LH), S LH 4.2
Prostate Specific Ag, Serum 0.9 ng/mL
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I 127 ng/mL
Estradiol, Sensitive 11.1 pg/mL
Triiodothyronine (T3), Free 3.1 pg/mL 2.0 - 4.4 01
Sex Horm Binding Glob, Serum 27.4 nmol/L
I don’t know about the other numbers related to test but my Total T has been 360 last 2 years and this year I felt worse than ever this year.
Looks like I’m clinically low T now so at least there are no questions there. Hovering a few numbers above the bottom of the reference range for the last 2 years has been like purgatory. The sad thing is before they lowered the reference range last year I was already borderline. I felt low before I suspected it, with my body suddenly not responding well to training and exercise that worked great just a few years ago and a libido that was just in the toilet.
I am waiting to get a physical from my regular doctor but I could not get an appointment before December 10 which is a physical I’ve had scheduled for the last 3 months.
What have others done to get around the Defy physical requirement?