In my search to find a decent MD to help with my TRT plan, I turned to Dr. Shippen in PA. In advance of my visit, he had me stop using androgel for a week and take a week's worth of clomiphene (50 mg). Just got my lab results yesterday and my total T level went from 279 to 597! Estradiol dropped from 31.4 to 29.
Of course, this is with the supplement, so I will need to see what the treatment protocol will be. He has me going back to the androgel at 10 grams a day until I see him in 3 weeks.
It is nice to finally have someone who is on top of this to work with. I am interested in hearing from anyone else who has seen him and any views on these latest results.
Other results include:
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin 48.7 13-71 nmol/L
Glucose, Fasting 82 70-99 mg/dL
Luteinizing Hormone 8.70 H 1.24-8.62 mIU/mL
Follicle Stim Hormone 11.70 1.27-19.60 mIU/mL
Interestingly, I also had basic blood work done at the same time and have a total cholesterol of 151, HDL of 62, LDL of 84 and triglycerides of 24 (which my wife, who is an MD, says is the lowest number she has ever seen in 12 years of practice!)
Thanks for any opinions or comments or suggestions on developing a treatment plan with Dr. Shippen.