-age - 55
-height - 6'4"
-waist - 38
-weight - 230
-describe body and facial hair - spare tire and mustache
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - all in the waste (pun)
-health conditions, symptoms [history] - previously healthy
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever - None
-lab results with ranges
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] - 3 clean meals and 3 protein shakes w/ multi vit/min. Use Beverly Intl exclusively
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training] - lift 4 days/week for 45-60 min
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? - recently a little
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - none recently
Up until the last 2 years or so, I have been healthy and fit - I've had one physical in 25 years. I've stayed away from the health care cartel.
Began putting on weight on the waist, feeling sluggish and lacking libido. Added a slight amount of cardio - no help. Began having sleeping problems, not sleeping through the night, not feeling like I was recovering, or benefiting from workouts, no morning wood. I have never used steroids - I use creatine and beta-alanine. Been lurking and reading, so I recently added some RC Anastrozole (.5mg 2x/week).
My sister was diagnosed with sleep apnia, and suggested I look into it. So I hesitantly went to a Dr. for a sleep test - no apnia. But I convinced him to do TT and FT along with his Vit D and A1c tests.
VITAMIND, 25 HYDROXY 27.6 ng/mL (30.0 - 100.0 ng/mL) - am now supplementing.
GLYCOHEMOGLOBIN A1C 5.3 % (4.5 - 5.6 %)
Testosterone 230 L
Reference range: (240 to 950 Unit: ng/dL)
Testing performed by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass
Free Testosterone 5.98
Reference range: (3.87 to 14.7 Unit: ng/dL)
Testing performed by Equilibrium Dialysis.
Test Performed by: Mayo Clinic Laboratories 3050 Superior
Dr. NW, Rochester,MN 55901, unless otherwise specified.
I met with that Dr today. He said that I did not have hypogonadism - primary or secondary
because my FT was within range. I wanted more tests as listed on this forum. He did not want to order expensive tests as they are not warranted. FRUSTRATION! He referred me to an Endo w/no appointment till 12/1 - more frustration/castration, whatever.
I've been supplementing with iodine the last few days. My body temps have always been good, but I have seen an improvement of waking temps by about 3/10ths. This morning was 98.2.
Thyroid seems good:
Component Your Value Standard Range
WBC 6.1 K/mcL (4.2 - 11.0 K/mcL)
RBC 5.20 mil/mcL (4.50 - 5.90 mil/mcL)
HGB 16.5 g/dL (13.0 - 17.0 g/dL)
HCT 48.5 % (39.0 - 51.0 %)
MCV 93.3 fl (78.0 - 100.0 fl)
MCH 31.7 pg ( 26.0 - 34.0 pg)
MCHC 34.0 g/dL (32.0 - 36.5 g/dL)
RDW-CV 12.0 % ( 11.0 - 15.0 %)
PLT 205 K/mcL (140 - 450 K/mcL)
LYMPH 23 %
MID (MONO,EO&BASO) 6 %
Neutrophil 71 %
Absolute Lymph 1.4 K/mcL (1.0 - 4.0 K/mcL)
Absolute Mid 0.4 K/mcL (0.1 - 1.1 K/mcL)
Absolute Neutrophil 4.3 K/mcL (1.8 - 7.7 K/mcL)
TSH 0.559 mcUnits/mL (0.350 - 5.000 mcUnits/mL)
Could my recent use (2 months) of Adex skew the FT levels into his acceptable range?
At 55 yrs, should I go to TRT and not collect go? - stop fighting the Cartel and pay out of pocket? OR, should I try to get the Endo to run the tests first, have more data points, then make a decision? (Is it worth it to wait?) I have no libido, fatigued, gaining fat around mid-section, moody, and I've always been able to motivate myself but it is becoming difficult.
Thanks for any suggestions,