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Got Bloodwork. What Are Your Thoughts?

#7

There is about 10 or more proven ways to lower shbg thru OTC supplements, and diet Just Google it you fill find tons of great info.

But as i said you need to work on that elevated E2 as well. Idk your health care system if you have mens health clinics go that route if not take it in your own hands if they won’t help.

#8

Or go balls to the wall start some self prescribed trt and throw in some masteron or proviron along side it with an AI.

My point is you have a few slight problems and an abundance of ways to go about treating it. It’s up to you which route you want to take.

#9

Any thoughts on causes… Dr Google talks about pituitary tumours… any other ideas?

#10

You really need to go see an endocrinologist and get evaluated. Don’t bro-science your health

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#11

Well if you use Dr Google he’s going to tell you it’s cancer, because that’s always his answer.

Your SHBG is high enough that it’s messing with your free testosterone, which is probably why you feel the way you do. Lowering it is going to help improve things. But lower it too much and you start to get some long term problems related to cardiovascular health and cholesterol. So it’s kind of a sweet spot that you’re trying to hit and it isn’t always easy.

See what your GP says. If he/she is unwilling to help you then come back here and solicit some advice about how to manage this all. But like everyone else said, it’s your health and you should exhaust legitimate medical resources first.

#12

thanks guys, going to see my GP tomorrow at 5pm. The problem with the UK s he NHS is on its knees, I can at best hope he will repeat the tests I’ve hd done privately as first point of call. Trouble is they did these bloods about a month back and everything was “in range”. I guess hormones fluctuate and I’m feeling shitty as they aren’t where they need to be but GP had a snap shot when they didn’t exceed reference values.

If they are in range when they repeat them I will pay to see a private endo as they wont refer me off any tests they didn’t do.

Dreading going tomorrow- feel like I’ve got no drive to push for anything. I might take my wife with me as she wont take no for an answer.

#13

You need to make them focus on how you FEEL and not what the labs say. Use words like OPTIMAL and Test/Estrogen ratios.

#14

Snap.
Was the tests medichecks by any chance?

I’m 35 16% bf 177cm tall. My hormones came back as

Hormone results
Oesrtradiol 174pmol
Test 12.5 nmol

I’m think of getting some proviron free up some test hopefully balance out the T to E balance. Any advice anyone?

#15

No it was county pathology. Will be using medichecks in the future.

Gonna go see the Leger clinic in Doncaster if GP isn’t helpful- they seem to get good reviews and he seems thorough and well priced.

#16

You are working on transitioning without medical assistance with those numbers. They are not within range, based specifically on the ranges that you gave with them. You need to see a specialist, something bad is going on.

#17

Feeling MEGA anxious today- is this likely my hormone profile?

Seeing the GP at 5pm, any advice on what I should be saying would be appreciated. My experiences with GPs has been less than positive over the last 4 years as I’ve had various health issues- they’ve made me feel like they think I’m a hypercondriact!

#18

What did they say. When I took my results to gp gave me some more bloods to do in a month and come back… Got to wait another week or so to retest

#19

I couldn’t get out of work in time and had to cancel. Will be going Monday

#20

What are the units? I’ve never seen this range before.

#21

g/L for albumin

#22

Saw my GP this morning. Pretty dismissive of my private tests. Although he’s redoing them.

When he did them a few weeks before my prolactin was only 105. He didn’t do shbg and has agreed to do that- whether he will look at free test I don’t know.

He also said the NHS estradiol range goes up to 196 so I’m still in range on their chart for that.

Think this is gonna have to end up with me seeking private help- nhs not clued up on this stuff I don’t think. It’s like they don’t acknowledge free test as important.

If you look at my low free test along with the high estradiol and gyno I’m getting it’s pretty obvious something’s out!

#23

Almost as if socialized medicine is a steaming pile of dog shit that puts patients last and doesn’t prioritize any kind of quality or innovation…

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#24

If I don’t get anywhere with these I’m gonna have a look at a well known clinic in Doncaster. I really want someone to prescribe something that frees up my T rather than commiting to a full TRT programme that will be a lifeline commitment. Are there even any drugs that can do that?

#25

Many drugs lower SHBG. But they also suppress testosterone. You could maybe get away with lower dose proviron for brief stints here and there, as it is not as suppressive as some of the other options out there. But you’re still going to be fighting a losing battle.

#26

Thought that was the case. So playing devils advocate- if there’s no underlying condition that can be found and I just have high shbg- what’s the best way I can be treated? If I just start putting existential testosterone into my system won’t it just get bound up by my body in shbg?