I just got some more labs done and the results are below. My regimen is 12mg Test E every day (84 mg/wk) and 250iu hcg EOD. I still feel horrible. No energy, insomnia, dampened mood (always bored), no sex drive, and problems with erectile quality.
Total Testosterone 420 ng/dL (240 - 950 ng/dL)
SHBG 10 nmol/L (15 - 80 nmol/L) LOW
Albumin 4.8 g/dL (3.5 - 5.0 g/dL)
Calculated Free Testosterone 204 pg/mL (90 - 300 pg/mL)
DHEA-S 542.5 ug/dL (211 - 492 ug/dL) HIGH
TSH 1.59 mcU/mL (0.30 - 4.00 mcU/mL)
fT4 1.30 ng/dL (0.9 - 1.7 ng/dL)
fT3 414 pg/dL (230 - 420 pg/dL)
rT3 296 pg/mL (160 - 353 pg/mL)
rT3 labs came in and I’m in the upper range of normal, which seems to be ok seeing as my fT3 is also in the upper range of normal, so they basically cancel each other out, right? Or does that suggest an adrenal function problem?
My main concerns at this moment are with my SHBG and my DHEA-S. I continue to have symptoms and the lab ranges point to these two values. Are they somehow related to one another? Is high DHEA-S a big problem and if so, what does it indicate? Can’t find much on the web. Is there any way to naturally lower DHEA-S?
@KSman and anyone else willing to contribute, any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated. I’m still pulling hair here.