I am trying to post up some lab work for you guys to look at, and hopefully I will get some help with my issues. Some of my labs are older, and I will put what date they were taken. I have have been having issues since 2001.
Prior to going on T this last time, my doc checked my Free and total on 4-27-12.
FT: 24.9 Pg/ml Range was 3.8-34.2
TT: 218 ng/dl Range 241-827
My most recent blood work was in May, and it included:
FT: >125pg/ml Range 3.8-34.2
TT: 978ng/dl. Range 175-781
Estrogens: 325pg/ml. Sorry not an E2 sensitive
This is old, but it was done prior to me trying Androgel in 2004. I was 33 years old.
I was not on trt at all at this point.
FSH: <0.3 MIU/ML Range 1.4-18.1
LH: <0.3 MIU/ML Range 1.5-9.3
TT: 332 NG/DL. Range 241-827
These are the first 3 labs in 04 after starting Androgel. These are for Oct, Nov, and Dec. They only included TT.
Same lab(PAL) and ranges as above. I remember feeling like absolute shit that November.
I will be getting new labs soon, and I will make sure they include everything suggested from here. I now know how bad my docs screwed up this last time by not doing all the necessary labs.
-I live in central California!
-weight: Current is 218, I feel and look better around 230
-describe body and facial hair: Never real hairy. Not much chest hair, hair on legs and arms normal not thick. Facial hair actually pretty decent after a year of TRT. Full head of hair. Never needed or used hair re-growth products.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: When I do have extra weight on me, I carry it in stomach/oblique area.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: Felt super great and healthy my entire life until around Jan/Feb 2001. It was at this time that I had a very hard time with depression. My doc tried me on several different antidepressants with out success.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: Tried androgel from Sep.2004 till Dec 2006. Never felt good on it. In Feb 2005 things got real bad, and I felt like I was just going crazy. Might have been high E2 from androgel. Either way, I went to see a psych doc, and I was prescribed 400mg Wellbutrin and 20mg Lexapro per day. I got off of the Wellbutrin and Lexapro in Feb 2013(I actually weened off them over several months). Started Celexa 40mg on Feb 15 2013. Still on it.
-lab results with ranges: Coming soon
-describe diet: I Just try to eat healthy, wife cooks our meals. Take multi-vitamin, plus C,D3,B complex,fish oil,aminos,
-describe training: I have not been in the gym since Oct 2012(I started T-cyp shots at 200mg a week at the end of June 2012. I made good gains, but with no AI I crashed by Oct 2012). Before that I had finally regained training in Jan 2012 after many years of hit and miss workouts. Lost my drive.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? Never
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: No morning wood, low libido.
I wish I had found TNation years ago. I was dumb for not looking into this sooner. I started T-cyp shots at the end of June 2012. I was given a script for 200mg a week, with no AI, and no HCG. I didn’t even know what an AI was before coming here. I trusted that my doc was helping me, and I just didn’t question it. I took my shots every week, and by the time October rolled around, I was in full breakdown mode. I came home from work and broke down in front of my wife like a little baby. I was coming off of Lexapro at that time, and that is what I blamed it on. I still can’t prove it without labs, but after 3.5 months of test only, I am sure my E2 was in the 100’s!
I took a week off from work, and somehow went back without changing anything. I continued my 200mg’s a week of test, and I continued to have horrible emotional problems. I saw an Endo in Jan 2013, and he had me go off the test shots for 5 weeks so he could do blood work. He told me if I didn’t really need the test then my body would start making T on it’s own. WRONG!!
I had an MRI done on my pituitary, and it was discovered that I had 2 micro adenomas. I was told they were not producing anything. I did have the proper test done, and I also went for a second opinion at Cedars Sinai in Beverly Hills. They said the Adenomas are very small, maybe 4mm. My prolactin test came back at the lower end of normal.
I think I might be able to feel pretty good on TRT, as long as I have the right combo of T+AI+HCG.