Thanks for the detailed response and with the information I found I tend to agree with you my Doc may not have me on the correct path.
Would also like to see FT, fasting glucose, cholesterol, prolactin, TSH, fT4, fT3
The Lab work I gave you is all I have at the moment. I probably need to find a good Endo but I have not been good luck with doctors lately and don't know of a good way to find one other then asking friends.
If FT is free test then in reading several post on the web it sounds as if a lot of people prefer to use a free testorone calculator rather then the lab test.
Using one of the recomended calculators with my latest blood work:
My Free test: 7.85 ng/dL = 1.34 %
My Bioavailable Testosterone: 184 ng/dL = 31.4 %
The Calculator i used is:http://www.issam.ch/freetesto.htm
Do you use iodized salt? Yes
Iodine in vitamins? No
Feel cold easily? Not to bad but the short answer is yes
Changes to skin/hair/nails? No, Hair is a little thinner then it used to be but still a full head of hair
How do you sleep, how changed? Good 6-7 Hrs per night, no changes been the same my entire life
Salt/sugar cravings? Nothing I can think of
Headaches? None other than Sinus related if I get a cold, I cant remember the last time I had one
Thirst? I drink a lot of fluids, this is not new
Changes to urination? This is one syptom that is hard to explain but when I lay down at night I have to have a completely empty bladder or I feel like I have to pee. I sleep lying on my stomach and it literally feels like someone is pressing on my bladder, I have no problem with stream or during the day only when I am lying down and it is almost the instant I lye down and always within 5-10 Min of lying down.
Brain fog, moody, depressed, intolerant, cranky? Nope usually in a good state of mind other then feeling frustrated with the current situation
Gum disease? None
Changes to guts? None
Apathy? No I am anything but apathetic
Loss of energy -seems not
Actually yes but that has been ongoing for over a year. I get rather tired around 2-3 in the afternoon push through my workout and usaly 2-3 times a week I will fall asleep on the couch for an hour or so before dinner. Funny thing is other nights I will be fine (This may not have anything to do with it just trying to give as much information as possible)
What supplements, Rx and OTC drugs? None other than Protein shakes a few times a week
At this point, your labs and symptoms present a situation that we have not seen before and does not seem to be a case of hypothyroidism as we normally would define it. I suspect that your FT is low. So we will be looking for comorbidities and more info that you can provide will be important. I guess that comorbidities is out of place, we are looking for other problems. You may not have hypothyroidism.
What other health issues?
!. Had an umbilical Hernia two years ago they surgically fixed with a mesh patch.
2. Probably not related but I have been fighting problems in my forearms over the past year or so, Had golfers elbow in my right arm then after that healed got Tennis elbow in my left arm, and now I have what feels like tendonitis on the top of my left forearm just below the elbow. As I said probably has nothing to do with it but it is frustrating since these tend to take 2-6 Months to heal.
How are you managing with stress these days? fine, not feeling over stressed