Hi guys, I’ve been a long-time, but intermittent reader of this forum. Reader’s Digest Version, I’m 47 years old, 6’5", 258 lbs, do cardio basically every day, do weights 3-4 days a week, different muscle group 1 to 1.5 times per week. Got tested by a (female) endo about 2.5 years ago. She diagnosed metabolic syndrome, and prescribed Metformin. C-Peptide level eventually dropped, but weight didn’t.
I strong-armed her into prescribing TRT, and dropped 55 lbs in 4 months with NO other changes. But NOW, she won’t test me for anything “female related”, i.e. Estrogen, E2, Estradiol or anything along those lines. I want to see if my high T numbers are rendered useless by high E numbers. So tomorrow I’m going to a new endo. HE was recommended on the Life Extenison Foundation site, and a few guys I’ve talked to at the gym recomend him as well.
My BIGGEST question right now is this: These “Reference Range” numbers on my bloodwork from my endo; who comes up with these? Is this more of this “Endocrinology Society” random, overly-conservative BS? How high can we safely go with T numbers for example? My PSA’s are OK, I wake up with not just wood, but concrete probably 5 mornings a week, but how much of that is because my girlfriend is hot vs. T-level? My biggest question is “How high can I go?” Obviously there are a lot of variables involved, but I just wanted to break down the ROOT info the numbers, how they’re arrived at, and start from there.