Posting up my results as this seems to be a very helpful place to garner feedback and support for what I have been dealing with for basicly 11 months now with not much improvement.
Feb 28th 2011 (8:07am) as part of routine check-up I had labs of:
Total T 533ng/dl
Free T 77pg/ml
3 Gen TSH 1.62munit/ml
25 Hydroxy VD 25 ng/ml
Estrogen and E2 were never measured…being I have an HDL of 110 makes me think it “may” be higher then normal since both hormones are responsible for sustaining HDL levels in men and women.
My doc said my prolactin was high and so he gave me parlodel to handle that. It sucked ass! After 3 months I was super run down and lethargic as hell all the time. I said it was not going to happen so we swapped it for bromocryptine. 2 more months pass. It kinda worked! My numbers by late June were close to within range for normal prolactin levels. Sadly my total t and free t had dropped some! Not quite what was expected.
REFERENCE LABS_ (06/28/2011 8:05 AM CDT)
SHBG 67 nmol/L
Testosterone 517 ng/dL
Testost Free 62 pg/mL
At this point he had me stay with bromo for 3 more months to assure the levels stayed down and that my t came up more. September comes and even I am noticing I am losing weight without dieting or adding more cardio?? 4-5lbs actually. Side effect of Bromo I start to think right…
Next labs has me at…
REFERENCE LABS_ (09/16/2011 8:20 AM CDT)
SHBG 62 nmol/L
Testosterone 492 ng/dL
Testost Free 62 pg/mL
Ok great we have the prolactin well under control but now my T is lower then ever…shit! Not cool! Doc takes me off of bromo at this point since the prolactin is doing fine at this point. Doc has me take 1000IU of Vitamin D3 a day for the next 6 weeks and make sure I get at least 7 hours of sleep a night or as close to that as I can. Most nights I would get 7 hours(some nights each week I was getting 5-6 because of work shifts) so those nights I would take a nap the next day after work to get the 7 hours average every night. I also cut back to just 2 short 30 minute cardio sessions a week on days I did not lift.
Then comes November labs, weight loss has stopped but weight gain seems impossible yet. New labs show…
REFERENCE LABS_ (11/22/2011 8:03 AM CST)
SHBG 60 nmol/L
Testosterone 260 ng/dL
Testost Free 32 pg/mL
25 Hydroxy VD 36ng/ml
Still dropping! VD has climbed so it was not that. I am sleeping more then before and training a little less/recovery more. Now I am getting really pissed off and frustrated that despite treatment and meds I am dropping lower yet and faster then ever! But thats not all. At this point my doc has me set (after discussion with me and weighing my options) to go on TRT. 300mg of t enathate every 2 weeks and then every 3rd week after that. After 2 injections of 300mg and 5 weeks of being on the drug, we test again to see whats happening…
REFERENCE LABS_ (01/06/2012 8:35 AM CST)
SHBG 63 nmol/L
Testosterone 204 ng/dL
Testost Free 24 pg/mL
Still dropping! And even faster then any other 2 labs have shown to date! In 6 weeks my total and free have dropped and my SHBG is back up some! WTF is all I can think now???
My doc in the mean time having gotten the labs ups my dose to 400mg for the 3rd injection I just got on the 10th of this month. My next one is set for the 31st at the same dose.
I also have taken it upon myself to see a specialist. I have an appointment on Friday next week to go see an endocrinologist who deals specifically with male endocrine disorders.
I hope to god I can get some answers as to why my T levels continue to drop despite sleeping well, avoiding stress, eating very well (accounting for fat intake, eating lean red meats, good cholesterol intake from omega eggs, taking fish oils, no flour or sugars, ample calories etc…) not over training…4 days a week split, dropped out almost all cardio to be sure it was not OTS…VD supplementation…I cant see anything else that would cause this?
At 27 years old, non smoker, rarely drink, never used pro hormones or AAS of any kind I am really kinda lost on this one folks.
Friday I pray brings some answers to the table so I can pin point the issue at hand once and for all.