38 yrs old
Not hairy (back) but not hairless (chest).
Not much fat, but no 6-pack either.
Few years back I started getting rashes during summer time. No diagnosis was ever reached, but corticosteroids clear it up. That is my only prolonged Rx use. And what lead me down this road.
Probably not the best diet, but I don't eat much sweets. Get plenty of meats, eggs, breads, and some veggies.
Don't workout and never have. I work outdoor, physical labor though and always have.
Testes ache right now. Dull ache. Not a chronic condition though. Don't get many fevers.
Morning wood is few and far between, but used to be consistent every morning.
I have taken oral temperatures upon waking and have the lowest I've seen is 97.6. I was using sea salt, but went back to iodine salt after reading here.
About 5 years ago I started getting a skin rash on foot, leg, and back of arm during summers. Doctors gave me topicals that clear it up with consistent use. Last fall I was really annoyed and had blood work done to look for anything.
Triglycerides - 67 (<150 MG/DL)
Cholesterol - 172 (<200 MG/DL)
LDL/HDL Ratio - 1.33 (<3.55 Ratio)
Hemoglobin A1c - 5.1 (4.0-5.6 %)
Albumin - 4.9 (3.5-5.2 G/DL)
Calcium - 9.9 (8.5-10.5 MG/DL)
Chloride - 104 (97-110 MEQ/L)
Creatine - 0.82 (0.8-1.4 MG/DL)
Glucose - 88 (70-99 MG/DL)
Potassium - 4.5 (3.5-5.3 MEQ/L)
Protein, Total - 7.0 (6.1-8.3 G/DL)
Sodium - 146 (133-146 MEQ/L)
Alkaline Phosphatase - 42 (46-118 U/L) LOW
I was told I'm health and normal. I later looked into Alkaline Phosphatase and found that could be a indicator of hashimoto syndrome which is an autoimmune disorder. Thought maybe it could explain my skin rash.
This spring I went to a Urologist to see about a vasectomy. I asked to test for Testosterone while I was there to see if hasimoto was attacking my thyroid. I could be wrong on all of this stuff, but my rash was starting again and I figured, why not check.
Testosterone - 310 NG/DL (300-1080)
Doc wanted to give me a shot of test depot biweekly, 200mg.
I left and went to my GP for more blood work.
This was one month later:
WBC - 8.0 (3.4-10.8x10e3/uL)
RBC - 4.88 (4.14 - 5.80 x 10e6/uL)
Hemoglobin - 15.3 (12.6-17.7 g/dL)
Hemocrit - 44.8 (37.5-51%)
TSH - 1.150 (0.450-4.500 uIU/mL)
Thyroxine (T4) - 7.8 (4.5-12 ug/dL)
T3 Uptake - 28 (24-39%)
Free Thyroxine Index - 2.2 (1.2-4.9)
Estradiol - <5.0 L (7.6-42.6 pg/mL) LOW
LH - 8.6 (1.7-8.6 mIU/mL)
FSH - 4.4 (1.5-12.4 mIU/mL)
Testoterone, Serum - 552 (348-1197 ng/dL)
Free Testosterone(Direct) - 12.3 (8.7-25.1 pg/mL)
PSA Serum 1.3 (0.0-4.0 ng/mL)
Could low estradiol cause skin rashes, (maybe dry skin)?
Could low estradiol prevent morning wood? Currently, my erections are use it or lose it.
Why such a difference on T levels?
I don't want to take a life long series of shots, but want my rash gone and dick back.
Also, in the small towns I frequent, doctors are few. But I read here that biweekly shots is no good, so..... If I were to take the shots home and split it up myself, I should be good. But what is the difference in Test Depot vs Test Cyp?
My GP says, "TRT is overused and you're normal anyway."
I've been searching for examples of men with low E2, but can only find information regarding women or men on TRT that have crashed their E2 with an AI.
Hello and Thanks,