Here’s my latest bloodwork taken on 12/29, 2 hours after waking on an empty stomach, no workouts for previous 5 days.
Quest Diagnostics did the bloodwork.
Test Result Range (Increase/Decrease)
Total Testosterone 987 ng/dl 250-1100 (+ 449)
Free Testosterone 137.2 pg/mL 35 - 155 (+ 75.9)
Testosterone Free % 1.39% 1.5 - 2.2 (+ 0.25)
LH 3.2 mIU/L 1.5 - 9.3 (+ 1.9)
FSH 4.1 mIU/ml 1.6 - 8 (+ .9)
Estradiol 43 pg/ml 13 - 54 (EVEN)
DHT 14 ng/dl 25-75 (FIRST TIME TESTING)
Wow what a huge increase in T and FT. And I’m not having the previous symptoms of irritability and low libido. Been making good progress in the gym too.
I think a number of factors contributed to the increase. I was forced to take 3 weeks off in November do to a wrist injury. I think in my tests earlier in the year (Apr-Jun) I could have been in a state of overreaching or overtraining.
I did alot of research and I’ve listed at the end of this thread the dietary changes I made. I think the zinc really helped.
E2 is still high, I didn’t use adex as I’m considering some athletic competitions that are tested and I’m not sure if adex can be used, especially without a script from a doctor. I’ve read about other Anti-E’s such as DIM, Calcium D-Glucarate, Resveratrol, and Grape Seed Extract. Anyone have thoughts on these or other Anti-E’s ?
I kept my proscar dose at 1/4 tab daily so I could get baseline DHT levels. They are quite low so I’m going to cut back on the dose and taper over time to EOD, while monitoring if I start losing hair.
I think I will visit the endo one more time to see if he’ll write a few bloodwork scripts for me that I can run in the future and monitor T, FT, E2, and DHT. He was real cool about giving me the bloodwork I requested but I know he’s not going to do anything for my E2 since it is in range.
I can’t thank everyone in this forum enough for helping me, you guys are great! As I stated in my first post I would document my journey so hopefully at some point it helps someone else.
1/4tsp with each meal. On average 500mcg daily
800mg before bed
50mg with each of 1st 3 meals
on 12/4 switched to UberZinc 2.0
1 cap (75mg) with each of 1st 3 meals
I’m taking such high doses of zinc till I can pass the zinc tally test.
1g first thing in the morning
1g pre workout or early evening
3 Cups Tea daily (1 Black, 1 Green, 1 White) previously I’d have 1 maybe 2 cups of green tea a day.
Increased Green Veggie intake so I was eating green veggies at every meal this increased my fiber intake.
(broccoli, spinach, kale, collard greens, cabbage, romain lettuc, celery, asparagus, watercress, arugula)
1000iu am and before bed
400mg post workout, it’s supposed to reduce cortisol, I’ve been using it all year so I can’t directly give it benefit for my higher test levels.
I’ve been using 10g post workout all year. At the end of October I started including 5g of glycine in each of my last 3 meals of the day.