I have been on HRT for 9 months almost, and my hematocrit is creeping up. Thing is, I am hypothyroid as well as hypogonadal, and like many with hypothyroidism, I have lowish iron. I have donated blood 2x already, and wiped my ferritin down to below the lowest end of the scale.
Is there anything I can do to lower hematocrit without donating blood?
The only other solution I know is to do less Test, or no test!, and that is a lousy option because I am almost dialed in with an ideal Total and Free T (upper quadrant without going beyond range).
Any other way to lower hematocrit without donating blood?
It would be helpful to see hemoglobin, RBC, ferritin and hematocrit labs before/after. Your statements about wiped out iron levels does provide some info. So I guess that leaves PV. [link]
We have no idea if your T dose was typical or high, or your serum levels. You could have used your old post and pinged me on the KSman is here thread if I did not pickup the old thread. New posts by you should pop you thread to page 1.