Hi, new member hear.
I have been dealing with low T symptoms going on about two years now. Low to no sex drive, brain fog,, memory issues.
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Facial Hair: Reasonably thick, can grow a full beard
Body Hair: Middle
Body Fat: Some around my waist,
I've taken 1,5 years ago anabolic steroids - T Prop 100mg e2d for 3 months.
Testosterone: 18.95 nmol/L (8,64 - 29)
SHBG: 61.54 nmol/L** HIGH** (18 - 54)
Free Testosterone (calculated): 220 pmol/L (170 - 670)
Estradiol: 27pg/ml ** LOW** (26-60)
LH 3/03 mIU/ml (1.70-8.60)
FSH 1.28 mIU/ml ** LOW** (1.50-12,40)
Prolactin 7.75 ng/ml ( 4.04-15.20)
TSH: 2.480 mIU/L (0.270 - 4.200)
FT3: 2.78 pg/ml (2.00-4.40)
FT4: 1.15 ng/dl (0.93-1.71)
Vitamin D3: 86 ng/ml (30-80)
Bilurbine 0.4 mg/dl (0.2-1.3)
ALAT 57 U/L (21-72)
ASPAT 31 U/L (17-59)
Cholesterol 280 mg/dl (115-190)
HDL 104 mg/dl (0-40)
LDL 166 mg/dl
triglycerides 60 mg/dl (0-150)
Glucose 85 mg/dl (70-99)
Iron 160 ug/dl (49=181)
CRP 8 mg/l (0-10)
I'm eating about 2700 kcal, and the macros probably come out around 30% carbs, 40% fat, 30% protein.
I've been taking a 5000 iu Vitamin D supplement for the past month.
I'm hitting the gym 3 times a week, and not pushing anywhere near hard enough to be over-training - I sleep very well 8h.
My libido is basically non-existent, and there's a bit of ED going on. I'm in a relationship, so it's reallyproblem for me and my girlfriend.
The main one is should I worry about my SHBG levels? A couple of people I've spoken to have said that since testosterone is in range it's not something that's of concern.
Looking at the causes of high SHBG, I think that I can rule out most of them: Liver disease (the associated tests don't show anything outside of range); HIV (I think it's routinely checked, and nothing showed up); alcoholism (i'm drinking one time a month)
hyperthyroidism - looks like, because FSH is very LOW!!!
Please some advise.