Supplements are not a source of iodine and iodized salt not in most shops there so most there are iodine deficient. Please eval your overall thyroid function using oral body temperatures - see below.
Transdermal magnesium sounds bogus. The amounts needed in oral dosing is rather huge and transdermal seems minor. See the ‘ZMA’ product in this site’s Biotest store for reference.
E2 is low from low FT–>E2 caused by low FT.
As others point out high SHBG creates a lot of non-bioavailable SHBG+T that inflates TT and TT then overstates your T status.
SHBG is made in the liver to scavenge sex hormones. Higher E2 promotes that but E2 is low. So we have to consider that there might be a liver problem causing this. But we sometimes see explainable high or low levels.
If you have other lab results, we need to see them. Do not avoid because they are normal.
Both thyroid and T problems can drive fat gain and thyroid can be a heavy hitter. Guys who have low natural energy from low T and low thyroid function have Adrenalin fueled workouts that can damage adrenals, leading to elevated rT3 that blocks fT3 as well as high cortisol that then can fall with adrenal fatigue. That is a deep bucket of shit.
I would call your labs mixed primary/secondary hypogonadism with strong primary.
Do your testes ache or are smaller now?
When did these problems start?
Preceded by a blow to the head?
Is stress a big factor in your life?
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- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.
I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.
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