In my middle 20’s and have been on testosterone for 3 years. Have recently been dealing a lot with health problems (due to chronic candida infection). I also believe my hormones also been a reason for feeling like shit and continued being sick.
I have been using 250mg Testosterone E each week but I recently found out that my Testosterone was under dosed which is why my testosterone and estrogen is so low.
Testosterone: 545 (Normally 1100-1200 on 250mg Testosterone E)
E2: 13.4 pg/ml Range: 25-40 (Standard assay/non sensitive test)
DHEAS: 185 Range: 211 - 492 (Was 120, 3 months ago when I was in withdrawal from Pregabalin (Lyrica))
Prolactin: 18.4 Range: 2-17
SHBG: 39 Range: 11-78 (Tested this 3 years ago and was then 24)
IGF-1: 132 Range: 20-347
TSH: 1.3 Range: 0.3-5.2
I have been using Kratom everyday (13-15 grams each day) due to my chronic back pain (Was prescribed Pregabalin before but stopped after having side-effects and had a long and horrible withdrawal from it). I have already started tapering with the help of ULDN and I plan on quitting in a couple of months and then use LDN to deal with the withdrawals and PAWS.
Do you guys think my high prolactin, low DHEAS and high shbg is due to my kratom usage or the low testosterone and low estrogen levels?