Red blood cell count: 5.36 M/UL (4.30-5.80 M/UL)
Hematocrit: 49.6% (38.0-50.0 %)
Hemoglobin 17.7 g/dL (13.0-17.5 g/dL)
I am on testosterone, yes. Here are some of my hormone levels (more will come in a few days).
Total Testosterone: 356 ng/dL (200-800 ng/dL)
TSH, 3rd generation: 1.49 uIU/ML (0.40-4.00 uIU/ML)
Cortisol (TAKEN AT 8AM): 15.2 ug/dL (5.0-25.0 ug/dL)
Estradiol: 18 pg/mL (<54pg/mL)
My treatment regimen: 100mg / week test E (split into 2 doses of 50mg each), 250IU hCG EOD.
Bottom line: I still feel terrible because my testosterone is at 356, in other words, way too low, but my doctor doesn’t want to give me any more because of my high hematocrit.
KSMAN OR ANYONE ELSE: I just gave double reds. Would it be safe to increase the dose of my T? I can’t keep living with a level of 356 here. Feels awful. I’d like to increase my dose to 120 mg (60 x 2) / week and get my blood checked next week or something.
How often do I need to give blood?