Last year I got my total testosterone checked. The result was around 450 in a range of 250 - 1100. My doc said he would not consider HRT given my family history of prostate cancer.
After experiencing many of the symptoms discussed here - low libido, irritable, impatient, impaired ability to concentrate, I went to a lab on my own and had more tests done. Here’s the results, followed by the reference range:
TT 522 250-1100
FT 57.3 35-155
Estrogen 289 130 or less
Estradiol 34 8-43
Obviously the estrogen is sky-high and the E2 is too high. I started taking Estogenex, which is a Chrysin based supplement 6 days ago to hopefully bring the levels down. Don’t feel improvement yet.
I have an appointment with a new doc in two weeks. I would appreciate your opinions regarding the numbers and what I should push for with this new doc.
Thanks for all the past posts regarding this subject. It motivated me to get this far and it has answered a lot of questions.
BTW - I am 50 yo, 5’11’’, 205 lb., worked out very consistently for over 33 years.