I've joined this forum about a month ago and based on my research, decided to get my hormone levels tested. I just received my lab results and I am looking for a little help in interpreting them.
A little background first. I am 39 and did about 6 months of TRT 5 years ago but quit due to the fact that my primary symptom (low libido) didn't improve (I did see improvements in muscle mass, bady fat levels, and lipids).
I am not currently on any TRT, but I have been exercising heavily and following an extremely clean diet (25% fat, 45% protein, 30% carb. Average 2,000 calories per day, with a mega-cheat day on Saturdays averaging maybe 5,000 calories). In December I weighed 214 lbs at 24% BF. I am now 196 lbs at 17.5% BF (I use electronic calipers). I look and feel 10x better now, but my libido has only improved a little (no problems performing, but normally little desire).
Supplements include fish oil, Vitamin D (I was deficient), Magnesium, ALA, Picolinate, Vitamin C, and Lysine. I can provide exact dosages if necessary, but I am not megadosing any of these. I finished up my first bottle of Sustain Alpha one day before the labs below were taken. Haven't taken it since then because I didn't really feel any difference from it.
Anyway, my lab results just came in:
Total Test: 440 (250-1100 ng/dL)
Free Test: 76.1 (35-1100 pg/mL)
Estradiol: 19 (13-54 pg/mL)
DHEA-S: 126 (110-370 mcg/dL)
FSH: 1.6 (1.6-8.0 mIU/mL)
LH: 1.3 (1.5-9.3 mIU/mL) - LOW
T3 Uptake: 35 (22-35%)
T4, Total: 7.1 (4.5-12.0 mcg/dL)
Free T4 Index: 2.5 (1.4-3.8)
Ferritin: 367 (20-345 ng/ML) - HIGH
My doc is not a TRT specialist and doesn't know how to interpret most of these numbers. I have a cousin with hemochromatosis so I'm going to get these ferritin levels checked out. I would really like to walk in there informed though, so any advice you guys can provide would be well appreciated!