Ok so some back story first.
I am 22 yrs old. 6' and 168lbs. I was extremely run down and no libido which were both big changes for me so finally I saw a doctor. Long story short I have both hypothyroidism and hypogonadism. I have been treated for hypothyroidism for 3 months and the thyroid levels are starting to return to normal. I just started TRT with adrogel 1 week ago. My pre TRT total test levels were 59ng/dl with a reference range of 240-950. Free test was 13 range 83-257.
My questions for anyone are: How much has this been affecting my ability to gain muscle mass?
I have been gaining strength but i certainly do not seem to be putting on muscle?
Should I be raising my calories some or will this be futile and I should wait for my test to increase?
-describe body and facial hair- decent amount of facial hair. Does not go far up towards my eyes. Not a dense amount of body hair but there is some
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - carry fat on my lower stomach and on my lower back.
-health conditions, symptoms [history] - hypothryroidsim, lack of motivation, no libido, "brain fog"/forgetfullness, body temp was low but has gotten better. Also had an MRI and it was clean
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever - on thyroxine 100mcg and now adrogel .25mg, fish oil, costco multi vitamin, coq10
-lab results with ranges
Total T- 59ng/dl (240-950)
Free t- 13ng/dl (83-257
Sex Hormone Binding -24nmol/L (10-60
FSH- 1.9mIU/ml (1.4-18.1)
Lut Horm- 1.5mIU/ml (1.5-9.3)
Estradiol- 15pg/ml no range given
DHEA so4 -301 (89-457)
Insulin like GF -242ng/ml (116-341)
Prolactin -2.7ng/ml (2-14.5)
ACTH -21pg/ml no range
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] 40/40/20 carb/pro/fat eating about 3500 calories everyday. I eat healthy lean meats, eggs, and take fishoil. Carbs are oatmeal, brown rice, and fruit. I get 10 servings of vegetables everyday.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training] - i lift 3 days a week and do very light morning walking on the off days.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? none
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed does not exist any more.
Any help with these questions would be much appreciated and if you need/want any more information I would be glad to provide any that I have.
And regarding your question I have not used any kind of muscle enhancement prohormones or steroids before my TRT.
Edit: New Labs from 3/28/2011
Testosterone, Total, S 405 240 - 950 ng/dL
Testosterone, Bioavail 150 83 - 257 ng/dL
SEX HORMONE BIND 21 10 - 57 nmol/L
T3, FREE 2.1 2.2 - 5.0 pg/mL
T4, FREE 1.2 0.7 - 1.7 ng/dL
TSH 2.26 0.30 - 5.00 uIU/mL
I did not realize I was not going to have the estradiol done which is upsetting up I will get it done next time. These results are after using 25mg of adrogel everyday for 6 weeks.
The labs look good but the only problem is none of my symptoms have been alleviated. I still feel run down, libido is non existent. Those are really the main two but nothing else has changed from my original posts. Any thoughts?
Also the doctor bumped me to 50mg adrogel everyday.