Going in for bloodwork Thursday the 7th and looking to confirm what to request.
28yr old Male
6’0 205lbs 33" waist
Body/Facial Hair: Beard and body hair. Do not have sparse outer eyebrows
Fat: mostly just in the gut.
Symptoms: Fatigue, apathy, low libido (no problem with wood, morning wood still intermittent),loss of strength, loss of muscle, brain fog, difficulty waking.
OTC Drugs: None
Diet: mostly healthy high protein balance of carbs and fats, alcohol has been in the 20+ drinks per week recently (cutting back now). Have not been using iodized salt, will likely start with IR after full tests are performed.
Training: Weight lift 3 times a week depending on work
Testes Ache: never
Basal body temp: ranges from 95.8 to 96.3 gets up to 98 range in afternoon/evening
TT. (Blood spot test)
FT. (This was a saliva test so not putting too much trust in it)
163 44-148 pg/mL
I’ve noticed a definite fluctuation in how I feel over month long time frames for the last several years. I’ll go for a couple months feeling great, gaining muscle/strength and then wind down to feeling classic low T symptoms. It seems to have gotten more extreme recently. 9 months ago I performed hydrostatic testing multiple times over 4 months, gained 28lbs of muscle and lost 2 lbs of fat during it (don’t see how that is possible without high test…) after that I lost most of the progress I had made and took the tests listed above.
I’ve read Hashimotos is a possible cause of this fluctuation.
Plan to request the following tests, please list any additional recommended. Will post once provided