Hi, new member hear. Sorry if i have posted this in the wrong place.
I have been dealing with low T symptoms going on for a long time now. Low to no sex drive, brain fog, memory issues.
Height: 5ft 7"
Weight: 75 kg
Facial Hair: Is quite thick but there isnt much
Body Hair: everywhere and thick
Body Fat: Around 10%
These results were taken before iodine replenishment and taking an additional 10000iu of vitamin d3 daily. I have also just started the anabolic diet
Blood test results: (Key results are the ones with a star next to them)
FREE TESTOSTERONE 12.98 pg/ml 4.000 -30.000
17-BETA OESTRADIOL 47.39 pmol/L 44.000 -156.000
FAECAL OCCULT BLOOD Not Detected
D.H.E.A. Sulphate 10.0 umol/L 0.44 -13.4
FOLLICLE STIM. HORMONE 3.2 IU/L 1.5 -12.4
LUTEINISING HORMONE 4.2 IU/L 1.7-8.6
TESTOSTERONE 18.6 nmol/L 7.6 -31.4
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOB * 89 nmol/L 16 -55
Testosterone/SHBG Ratio * 20.9 24 -104
Red Blood Cells
HAEMOGLOBIN (g/L) 146 g/L 130 -170
HCT 0.449 0.37 -0.50
RED CELL COUNT 4.64 x10^12/L 4.40 -5.80
MCV 96.8 fL 80 -99
MCH 31.5 pg 26.0 -33.5
MCHC (g/L) 325 g/L 300 -350
RDW 12.7 11.5 -15.0
White Blood Cells
WHITE CELL COUNT 6.47 x10^9/L 3.0 -10.0
Neutrophils 3.85 x10^9/L 2.0 -7.5
Lymphocytes 2.06 x10^9/L 1.2 -3.65
Monocytes 0.48 x10^9/L 0.2 -1.0
Eosinophils 0.07 x10^9/L 0.0 -0.4
Basophils 0.01 x10^9/L 0.0 -0.1
PLATELET COUNT 196 x10^9/L 150 -400
MPV 11.9 fL 7 -13
ESR 2 mm/hr 1 -10
SODIUM * 146 mmol/L 135 -145
POTASSIUM 4.7 mmol/L 3.5 -5.1
CHLORIDE 101 mmol/L 98 -107
BICARBONATE 28 mmol/l 22 -29
UREA 5.3 mmol/L 1.7-8.3
CREATININE 108 umol/L 66 -112
BILIRUBIN 7 umol/L 0 -20
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 81 IU/L 40 -129
ASPARTATE TRANSFERASE * 107IU/L 0 -37
ALANINE TRANSFERASE * 54 IU/L 10 -50
CK * 2646 IU/L 38 -204
GAMMA GT 11 IU/L 10 -71
TOTAL PROTEIN 72 g/L 63 -83
ALBUMIN 49 g/L 34 -50
GLOBULIN 23 g/L 19 -35
CALCIUM 2.50 mmol/L 2.20 -2.60
Corrected Calcium 2.44 mmol/L 2.20 -2.60
PHOSPHATE 1.13 mmol/L 0.87 -1.45
URIC ACID 271 umol/L 266 -474
RANDOM BLOOD GLUCOSE (FL) 4.9 mmol/L 3.5 -7.9
BLOOD GLUCOSE (FL) 4.9mmol/L 3.5 –5.8
IRON 20.0 umol/L 10.6 -28.3
T.I.B.C 47 umol/L 41 -77
TRANSFERRIN SATURATION 43 % 20 -55
TRIGLYCERIDES 0.5 mmol/L < 2.3
CHOLESTEROL 3.6 mmol/L Optimum <5.0
TEROL 1.3 mmol/L 0.9 -1.5
LDL CHOLESTEROL 2.1 mmol/L Up to 3.0
Heart Disease Risk
HDL % of total 36 % 20 and over
FREE THYROXINE 14.6 pmol/l 12.0 -22.0
Prostate Specific Ag(Total) 0.30 ug/l 0.00 -1.40
Prostate Specific Ag(Free) 0.12 ug/l 0 -0.90
Free:Total ratio 0.40 >0.19 is normal
The first numbers are my results and the second set are the normal ranges
I workout six times a week
I matured very early and still have a young looking face
I took these tests because i just didn’t feel right and haven’t for a while and with the time Ive put in at the gym for many years i should have got more gains than i have.
I have read the stickies and done Iodine replenishment and definitely feel better after three weeks of 50mg per day with a added 400mcg of selenium per day. I am currently on my fourth
and still feeling increased well being but i am not sure when to stop taking this.
Before iodine replenishment my waking temp was 36.0 degrees Celsius and now its 36.7
I have read that winstrol can lower shby by 50% after a three day dosing of 20mg per day and i was also looking at proviron and another drug i didn’t like the look of called danazol i think. I am extremely worried as i was advised that i may need trt and i really want to have kids when I’m older.
So should i do some kind of cycle to sort this out i.e:
-High dose test cycle to reduce shbg as test is safer than winstrol
-Use low end trt dose of test with an addition of winstrol or proviron
-Or just a short cycle with either winstrol or proviron
And how long to run these for and with what pct.
I am interested in the safest possible way
I don’t know whether to do a HPTA restart or what
I was wondering what some of the vets recommend i should do next as i am scepticle about going to a doctor that’s not private as i don’t want this on my medical record for jobs in the future such as the fire service and i was looking at the armed forces as a possibility. I used a private clinic for theses tests which cost me a fortune (but now have better connections thanks to Tnation and should get bloods done cheaper) and they told me to go to my GP. So i showed them my results and they said that they would need to do these tests again themselves for their records even though the results i have are probably more accurate. I thought my GP didn’t have a clue as he said everything is normal here and chemically you have everything that you need but it could be related to a psychological spinal problem. So i think he basically said that my problem is psychological and i am fine.
I said that id think about it because i really want to find a way to fix this and still be able to do the things i want in the future.
I live in the United Kingdom
I understand that high levels of exercise can cause an increase in ck levels but i thought that this level was too high to just be that. I also take on and off 5g creatine per day
Before the anabolic diet i used to take in very little fat with 160g protein per day and filling the rest of my 2500 caloric intake with carbs such as sweet potatoes, oats and lots of vegetables with a little fruit.
This might sound stupid but i cannot think of any other variables that might be causing my high shbg levels as my diet has always been to a t, but i don’t get much sleep, id say around 6-7 hours a night as i work 70-80hours a week driving a forklift. At school i was obsessed with training and always got my ten hours sleep.So here it is, members of my family are interested in natural bodybuilding and have placed third in Britain at age 19 for the under 21s. Knowing this when i was younger i wanted to be better so i decided to stop masturbating full stop and didnt have a gf so there was no release besides nocturnal emissions. At the start i experienced a huge increase in aggression and my time and gains at the gym were great. Then they slowed to a halt and it seemed like i was shut down and i started to have no progress and started to go backwards.
I suppose another high possibility is that i have a liver condition but i don’t drink as it makes me feel horrible the next day and i get drunk really easily.
My question is could i have naturally shut down my hpta and this has hindered my growth? And with me producing near to zero testosterone could my shbg have built up over the years as there was nothing for it to bind to or be used with?
My blood tests were done after i started masturbating again and i felt better but for some reason i was really struggling to get off.
Since IR i have started to get morning glory again which is great but not every day (about twice a week) there is less brain fog but its still there a lot of days.
All help appreciated. I’m just really scared about this ATM and was wondering the best way to go about this without jeopardizing my future goals i.e. kids with a good job that i make a big difference in. I’d love to be a fireman like some others in the family.