Hello all… I got my yearly blood labs back today and am looking for some input…
From what I’ve been reading online, it looks like i’m secondary?
FSH is 1.46
LH is 3.54
Total T is 269 ng/dl
Free T is 57 pg/ml
SHBG is 23
D3 is 27
Free T4 1.01 ng/dl
TSH 1.96 uIU/ml
PSA .8 ng/ml
Free T3 4.13 pg/dl
E2 is 26
My cholesterol was good (HDL in the 50s and total under 170) and my glucose was 80, so also good
I am 39 (40 in November), 6’5" 265lbs (muscular but definitely overweight), have a desk job but have light exercise in the evenings.
The highest my total T has been since i started testing, was 527 ng/dl (but that was at 2pm…didnt know to test early, back in 2012) and my highest free T was 93 (also at 2pm, in 2012)… i was way more active back then, lifted regularly and only weighed around 230lbs (if that makes any difference) but my diet and sleep were not that great.
My doctor has prescribed 100mg per week of testosterone cypionate, self injected at home (any frequency and IM or SubQ etc is up to me) and then re-access after 8 weeks.
I do have panic disorder that i’ve been able to manage pretty well for the past decade… the main reason i havent started shots is due to worries that it could cause that to become worse… yet i also wonder if it could make it better?
With all of that said, knowing that (had i tested at 8am instead of 2pm…and had a better sleep and diet habit) my total t was likely in the upper 500s or 600s back in 2012… should i start TRT, or does anyone here think that if i drop back down to around 210-220 lbs and bring my Vitamin D up…get back to lifting and exercising and following a good diet… could i get myself back to the 5-600 range? Or would i be wasting my time and should just start TRT?
Anyone with panic attacks/panic disorder go on TRT and have good or bad results from it?
Thanks again for all of the tips/advice etc… feel free to ask any questions, also!