Yeah forgot to mention I have thyroid tests coming also. T3, T4 and TSH. He said he would do an E2 is T came back low. I thought Id wait for my moment to push the E2 test a little more. Then I’ll push for more tests like FSH.
Im kinda waiting to feel my worst day and then do the morning bloodwork. I want my T value to be low as possible. Thought about not sleeping that night or doing anything else to make it lower. I take dhea so I’m worried that might have brought it up. I dont want to be borderline and have to argue with him for HRT.
Thanks for the reply.
p.s. I anyone knows a good HRT doctor in tx please let me know.
The problem with testosterone numbers is that being within the reference ranges means you’re not “clinically” low, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not low for you.
I’d want to have the thyroid series done as well as low thyroid can make you feel crappy too.
Your best bet is to research and educate yourself as much as possible. A good place to start is with the “HPT Axis.” This is the hypothalamus - pituitary - testes axis (HPTA) and understanding it is central to understanding testosterone production in the body. Another keyword to research is “hypogonadism.” Knowing as much (or more) than your doctor about these issues will help you get the best treatment possible.
“Medically necessary” is one of those things that irritate me. Luckily, my doctor considers my concerns a valid reason to do a test. If I’m concerned about my estradiol levels, give me the damn test so I stop worrying! I’d consider being a bit more insistent. It’s your body and your well being and it is the doctor’s job to assist you in maintaining your health. He’s the plumber - you own the house. He works for you, not the other way around.[/quote]