-height 6 ft 3 in 1.9 m
-waist 38.5 in / 978 mm
-weight 178 lb / 80 kg
-describe body and facial hair: Medium to light body hair (seems mostly around nipples and belly); normal facial hair.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed
stomach, chin, and chest: I think it’s not really gynecomastia, just proportional
-health conditions, symptoms: childhood asthma & allergies, former hypoglycemia (not an issue now); mostly fatigue
-Rx and OTC drugs
Occasional Loratadine antihistamine
any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: used TOPICAL spironolactone a few times about 10 years ago. Shampooed with Nizoral occasionally until I realized it was bad, but topical use should not be very significant.
Used Clotrimazole (Lotrimin) late 2012-early 2013 for a groin skin infection (misdiagnosed: it was bacterial, but I can’t find the name of it again)
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]
Generally low-carb. Very clean this spring: switched to frozen vegetables; lots of broccoli and Brussels sprouts. I’ve never been much of a drinker.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]
Basically on hold for right now due to the fatigue and not wanting to affect test results. It’s definitely not overtraining in my case: part of getting my energy up is to be able to train.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?
Not that I recall. My scrotum has felt really tight / like someone has been pulling on my balls fairly often over the last few years: I mentioned this to an IDIOT doctor in December 2013 who dismissed it.
As above, I seemed to have much lower energy than my peers all my life (sometimes I masked it with stimulants like caffeine, but that kept me awake but didn’t help my mental performance).
Between 2011 and 2013, I had a lot of stress at work and long hours, though late 2012-early 2013 was better. I saw a doctor (idiot) in mid-2012 who misdiagnosed a groin rash. I saw another doctor (idiot) in December 2013 who dismissed all my concerns (including scrotum tightness, which I thought was kind of a strange question to ask, but apparently it’s relevant).
This year, I’ve have had an opportunity to get a lot of rest, and was trying to do Starting Strength. I decided to order a testosterone test from requestatest.com in February just to make sure I wasn’t wasting my time training. Since getting the results, I eliminated canned foods and switched to grass-fed cheese and stuff like that, and also switched to a standing desk.
I posted this when I decided that I should be feeling better after this much rest, and also that my dietary changes had had some time to take effect.
My new doctor seems pretty good because he is wellness-oriented and takes me seriously. I would have liked to get a lot of other stuff tested (vitamins & minerals, E2, etc.), but he promised me that this was no the end, just an initial screening. I have a followup visit Monday to discuss these results.
LABS (date / time / test / result / units / reference range*):
- If reference range is not given, it’s because it was not given to me.
2013-11-12T08:30_EST BPS 118 mmHg
2013-11-12T08:30_EST BPD 70 mmHg
2013-11-12T08:30_EST CHOL 162 mg/dL <200
2013-11-12T08:30_EST HDL 40 mg/dL >40
2013-11-12T08:30_EST LDL 101 mg/dL <100
2013-11-12T08:30_EST TRIGLYC 100 mg/dL <150
2014-02-18T11:22_EST TotTestosterone 303.6 ng/dL 348.0-1197.0 LabCorp
2014-02-18T11:22_EST FTestosterone 9.4 pg/mL 8.7-25.1 LabCorp
2014-03-29T12:00_EDT HbA1c 5.5 % ReliOn
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT OT 97.8 degF 98.6 DoctorOffice
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT BPS 124 mmHg DoctorOffice
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT BPD 70 mmHg DoctorOffice
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT BPP 75 bpm DoctorOffice
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT LYME AB < or = 0.90 index MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT Ferritin 145.9 ng/mL 21.8-274.7 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT IRON 80 mcg/dL 65-175 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT TSH 4.20 uIU/mL 0.35-4.94 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT FT3 2.9 pg/mL 1.7-3.7 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT RT3 15 ng/dL 8-25 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT FT4 1.0 ng/dL 0.7-1.5 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT TPOAb <10.0 IU/mL 0.0-34.9 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT TGAb <20.0 IU/mL 0.0-39.9 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT Cortisol(blood) 13.1 ug/dL MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT TotTestosterone 237 ng/mL 250-1100 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT FTestosterone 44.9 pg/mL 35.0-155.0 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT LH 3.2 mIU/mL MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT WBC 7.4 K/CUMM 3.3-10.5 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT RBC 4.76 K/CUMM 4.15-5.75 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT HEMOGLOBIN 15.1 G/DL 12.8-16.9 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT HEMATOCRIT 44.6 % 38.8-50.2 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT MCV 93.6 FL 78.0-100.0 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT MCH 31.7 PG 27.0-34.0 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT MCHC 33.9 G/DL 32.0-36.0 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT RDW 13.0 % 11.5-15.0 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT PLATELET_COUNT 177 K/CUMM 150-450 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT MPV 9.3 FL 7.7-11.2 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT NEUTROPHIL 58 % MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT LYMPHOCYTES 35 % MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT MONOCYTES 4 % MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT EOSINOPHILS 3 % MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT BASOPHILS 1 % MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT ABS_NEUTROPHILS 4.3 K/CUMM 1.3-6.0 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT ABS_LYMPHOCYTES 2.6 K/CUMM 1.5-3.5 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT ABS_MONOCYTES 0.3 K/CUMM 0.0-1.0 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT ABS_EOSINOPHILS 0.2 K/CUMM 0.0-0.7 MidAmerica
2014-05-29T13:30_EDT ABS_BASOPHILS 0.1 K/CUMM 0.0-0.1 MidAmerica
I’m trying to compare these numbers with the stickies and stuff from other sites, but any feedback here is appreciated.