Hey ksman, I finally got my labs back, and to say the least, i am very disturbed and upset. What is going on here? Can you help?
These labs were taken 2 days after my last cyp injection, in the morning.
Testosterone, Total 906.1 348-1197
Free Testosterone 37 8.7-25.1 FLAGGED HIGH
SHBG 11.5 16.5-55.9 FLAGGED LOW
TSH .960 .450-4.500
Estradiol Sensitive 13 3-70
Thryoxine (T4) 8.1 4.5-12.0
Triiodothyronine(T3) 113 71-180
Triiodothryonine, Free 3.8 2.0-4.4
RBC 5.81 4.14-5.80 FLAGGED HIGH
Hematocrit 51.4 37.5-51.0 FLAGGED HIGH
Been on TRT since February. I felt absolutely amazing from late March to late April, but then things started to decline, and now I feel exactly like i did when I first started. Im feeling very bad with very low energy, low libido, anxiety, and deprression. I have heard that abnormally low SHBG levels is the “kiss of death” on trt. Is this fixable, or do I need to give up on TRT!!! I know that there is a “sweet spot” for me because I felt it for a month, so help me get back to that!!!
my current protocol is 100cyp every 5 days, with 500iu hcG the day before, and .50mg Adex the day after. I posted this info on another forum board and one experienced guy thinks I should cut back my adex dose to .25 instead of .5mgs. My baseline Estradiol Sensitive score was 9 when I first started TRT.
I tested Estradiol Sensitive on May 1st and the score was 47. That is when I initiated the .50 Adex. He seems to think that if my E raises a bit to the more ideal 20 something range, that I will feel better and my SHBG might even out a bit and climb to a more normal range
i also know my hematocrit is high. I donated a pint of blood yesterday and will be donating every 2 months from here on out.
Estradiol score or not, im worried about my SHBG and free T. I think that is the main culprit