Hello all, I’m struggling to find a good way to structure this so forgive me if its a bit all over the place, I’ll start with the format the guidelines outline.
My hair is very fine, not much body hair, and I have small areas of hair loss on scalp and beard.
I don’t store much body fat, at a guess I’m around 15% body fat and have visible abs.
I have a history of Steroid use back in 2001, and ran 3 cycles over the course of 2 years. I also took recreational drugs from the age of 20 until I was 38. It was just after my steroid use I noticed my morning erections had gone, but at the time didn’t pay any great attention to it, as I was more interested in partying and not chasing women. Now the partying has stopped I’ve become more concerned with my health.
I suffer from IBS, so my diet is quite restrictive, limited to rice, potatoes, bananas, spinach, and beef, and I’ve been supplementing with probiotics to try and help with this. Other supplements I am taking are, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin k1, vitamin d3, kelp, selenium, choline, zinc, magnesium, nac, l’carnitine, creatine, eaa, beef gelatin, and melatonin to help with my sleep, which I have to add is not that great, as I’m often waking in the night. My total calories are around 2500-3000 a day.
Current health symptoms, eczema around eyes which I use a steroid cream to control, dry skin, I feel the cold very easy and my hands and feet are often cold to touch. Another concern I have is I am quite sleepy during the day and can nod off if I’m not occupied with anything that keeps me stimulated. I also have poor memory and brain function sometimes. So regarding sexual function and morning wood, so no morning wood, just occasional wood during the night but very rare and not of any great strength, and I use viagra to help with any sexual acts, I don’t have a great libido, and I don’t feel any great excitement.
Training has been mainly lifting and not much cardio, and has been anything from 3-5 times a week in the past and training for 1-2 hours. Current training as of start of this year has cut the weight sessions to 30-45 mins and allowing 2 days rest between sessions, where those days will incorporate some light cardio work.
These are my labs from January 2017.
Labs from June 2017.
Cortisol Lab from July 2017.
Then after coming across this forum and reading about thyroid problems many people having and looking at some of my own symptoms, plus with taking oral temperature readings, I decide to up my iodine intake.
Iodine intake at time of latest labs February 2018 was 2 drops of Lugols 12%
After these results I decided to take my oral body temperature over 7 days, first thing in the morning and late afternoon. The top temperature I got in the morning was 36.5 Celsius and afternoon was 36.8 Celsius.
Any help with my labs and advice on what I should do to get myself on the right track would be most appreciated.