I was on TRT through my doctor (UK based) about five years ago. Long story short, I came off to have kids, ran a successful PCT, knocked the Mrs up a few times and monitored my bloods for a few years after coming off. All was good - I was never properly diagnosed primary/secondary but that’s another story. Im now 37, fairly fit/healthy, diet not too bad and drink little. No meds currently, no steriod use or anything.
However, recently I had some of the usual low Test symptoms again and had some AM bloods taken. Results are below and interested in any feedback on these? Although test is in range, my symptoms are similar to those I had when test was 1 nmol/L way back when I started TRT (not as bad but similar).
Concerned about my SHBG being so high and my FAI seems pretty low? wondering if these factors could be an issue and causing my symptoms and any advice? Thanks.
D.H.E.A. SULPHATE 7.200 umol/L 0.44 - 13.40
FOLLICLE STIM. HORMONE 4.17 IU/L 1.50 - 12.40
LUTEINISING HORMONE 4.91 IU/L 1.70 - 8.60
TESTOSTERONE 13.8 nmol/L 7.60 - 31.40
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOB 54.9 nmol/L 16.00 - 55.00
FREE ANDROGEN INDEX 25.14 Ratio 24.00 - 104.00
Two weeks after this, I had some more bloods done, as below…
testosterone. 13.5 nmol/L 7.60 - 31.40
17-BETA OESTRADIOL <18.4 pmol/L 0.00- 191.99
Is this oestradiol number a concern? Symptoms still persist and I’d prefer not to go back on TRT but I think I will have to if this continues. Can anyone offer more advice or suggest what they would do in my position?
Thanks a lot