This is interesting. How did trt help with your UC? I have Crohn’s and am wondering the mechanism in which it helps? His scenario also presents some questions that I have, so hopefully KSman and others will chime in.
#1) His TT looks decent but free seems low. this is the same with me. What do you do in this scenario? Most docs would look at the 600+ number and do nothing. But how would he feel different if his free numbers were in the upper range? How do you go about it?
#2) At what point do you “somewhat” ignore the numbers and focus on the symptoms? I had one lab number in the 600 range, but all my symptoms point to being hypo? [/quote]
Right I noticed the low Free-T as well and that is part of my reason to return to injections which had been as high as 300mg per week but will just go with 200mg per week. By exiting with some PCT and allowing a shakeout period I can get the proper tests to learn if I am hypo etc.
The T seems to help my UC and I found research that T suppresses the immune system a little bit especially t-cells. I have been able to shutdown UC but then go back to eating too much processed food, not taking probiotics etc and wind up flaring. I am graphing all the data and it seems my problem is dehydration late summer in a dry mountain climate. Meanwhile spinach and sunflower seeds, psyllium seed powder ( not husk ), protein, coconut milk, l-glutamine and VSL#3 all help. 6 months since the last flare and that was not easy being on blood thinners.