I posted this in the supplements section but was told this might be a better place now that I’ve got some more insights.
Over the last 6-9 months I’ve found myself super fatigued, really low energy, no sex drive at all and have a general brain fog most of the time. I’ve got some test results back but don’t know what to make of them after seeing my GP. She wasn’t a lot of help and basically said not to worry about anything. I’d love a little advice about what you think might be going on. From the other thread, it seems like the high SHBG might be the cause but not many can think of ways to lower it.
The readers digest from the results is:
- Low iodine
- Low Vitamin D (it’s summer here if that makes a difference?)
- High SHBG
I’m reasonably active and healthy. I do 2 5/3/1 strength training sessions each week, 3 gym classes for fitness and ride a bike once a week for about 35km’s. I don’t eat crap. I eat mainly veggies, chicken, eggs and avocado 90% of the time. I will add in a protein shake and creatine most days and have a protein bar on most of the days I workout.
I don’t drink much, maybe once a week I’ll have a bottle of wine but I’ve even pulled back on that lately as well. The only weird thing I do is I’ve taken 100mg of Modafinil 4-5 times a week for the past few years. I’ve stopped taking that in the past few weeks thinking that may be contributing but haven’t seen any changes.
Since first started the old thread I’ve started to supplement with Vitamin D, K2 and Iodine to help with those levels.
Anyone have any insights into what might be going on or what I could do to fix it? Let me know if there’s more info that’s needed!
Test results are below.