Ok, so I came here pretty certain I have hormone issues, not surprisingly assuming it's testosterone and looking for TRT options. I have to say what a great find! The information here and the support from people is outstanding. Thank you for all Iâ??ve learned so far.
Having, assumed a test issue, I realise now, of course, that it could be any number of issues. One of the stickys lead me to home in on thyroid and sure enough measuring my body temperature am/pm, Iâ??m showing as low (Lowest/highest) :
am: 95.6/97 (Lowest/highest)
Now, from here, I've learned that this is almost certainly an indication of hypothyroidism. And I now realise that I have NO Iodine in my diet. None. Unless I have a cheat meal out which is hardly ever. I've bought some potassium iodide and selenium to see if I can bring my temp back up. The plan is to start this week when the stuff arrives.
Iâ??m now full of questions. Specially though, am I starting in the right place? I understand that there could be other issues such as TPO or adrenal fatigue. Should I go and test for these?
I had some bloods done 18 months ago and they showed TSH at 3.8 miu/L (0.25-5) and fT4 at 16.3pmol/L (9-23). This was just a general test because I was struggling with fatigue and the doctor homed in on Iron which was out of range.
Iâ??m happy to get a more specific one.
For the past three months Iâ??ve been taking DAA/glycine/magnesium before bed to try and improve my sleep and it certainly had a positive impact. Morning wood returned and body composition has improved. Iâ??m off it at the moment.
-age - 47
-height - 5â??10â??/177.8cm
-waist - 32 (UK)
-weight 12st 8/79.8kg/176lb
-describe body and facial hair - body is hairy above knees, shins and calves hair free, balding (MPB most likely)
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - belly mainly.
-health conditions, symptoms [history] - Iâ??ve always considered myself healthy
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever - NOPE
-lab results with ranges - I have some from 18 months ago. Can post if necessary.
-describe diet - last two years has pretty much been calorie deficit. Currently on 1700. Although Iâ??ll go over that at weekends but not excessive. I donâ??t drink. Rarely eat out and donâ??t touch processed foods. Very clean basically meat and veg. MFP food diary is here : http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/marcusparticus
-describe training - resistance training 4x per week.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? - occasionally.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - very rarely have it (except recently when taking DAA/Glycine/Magnesium before bed - which has gone again since stopping a couple of weeks back.
Thanks in advance for any help offered.