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#330

[quote]cirerecrem wrote:
KSMan,

This is a little off-topic, but do you have any knowledge about what a LOW reverse T3 value implies? My lady got some results and she is in range for everything (although below optimal) but her rT3 is 8.5 (9.2-24.1). The only single reference I can find says that the body may be having a hard time keeping up with demand so it drops the rT3 low so that more T4 can be converted to T3.

Any insights? Thanks if so.[/quote]

Check her body temperatures as per thyroid basics sticky. She might have low stress levels.


#331

KSman, would appreciate any thoughts on my latest update, when you have a sec. Thanks!


#332

[quote]KSman wrote:

[quote]cirerecrem wrote:
KSMan,

This is a little off-topic, but do you have any knowledge about what a LOW reverse T3 value implies? My lady got some results and she is in range for everything (although below optimal) but her rT3 is 8.5 (9.2-24.1). The only single reference I can find says that the body may be having a hard time keeping up with demand so it drops the rT3 low so that more T4 can be converted to T3.

Any insights? Thanks if so.[/quote]

Check her body temperatures as per thyroid basics sticky. She might have low stress levels.
[/quote]

Her temps are always low especially in the morning. (about 97) and when she is at 98.6 she says she feels like she has a fever it is so rare. We did a cortisol 4 panel and she was decent. The problem is getting the VA to act on below optimal levels. Ultrasound shows enlarged areas of thyroid, her levels are no where near where they should be, and she has every symptom in the book but they want to “wait and see”. Out of pocket doctor visits coming. Thanks


#333

what about the MRI question


#334

KSMAN,

What is your take on this. I am using Lanastrozole and it says it is 1MG/ML in etOH/Glycerin Solution. I was doing some
looking around on this. Is this a safe solution to be consumed by people? The only thing I could find was

Which didn’t look too promising.

Thanks!


#335

KSMan, Thanks a million for your response on my thread below. I just responded to your questions there. In response to your request I provided my morning and mid-afternoon temps and also described my iodine history. i will schedule the labs you recommended tomorrow. Please respond when you can find the time…THANK YOU!..by the way, i was serious about what i said in the thread below about compensating you monetarily for your expertise (just tell me how by sending me emailing to ROSSRL333@hotmail.com)…your knowledge and attention to detail far exceeds both my gp and my endo!!! also, your thyroid sticky is so helpful…i didn’t know stress could degrade thyroid functioning so much…i have a very stressful job (systems engineer)…by the way do you know any good TRT docs in Wichita Kansas?


#336

#337

Would realy appreciate a response KSman


#338

Would realy appreciate a response KSman


#339

Any advise would be greatly appreciated. My post has been up for a few days but I haven’t had any responses. Am I on the right track?

Thanks in advance!!


#340

You said that DHEA has no direct impact on libido. But I’m talking to two guys from curezone one has Post Finasteride symdrome and other just adrenal fatigue. Both of them said that their energy and libido came back with DHEA. One said that he need to cut in half 5mg of DHEA so just 2.5 is enough to his libido (he has adrenal fatigue) the other said he received a lot of libido and energy with 5 to 15mg of DHEA, he took finasteride to stop his hair from falling and finasteride lowers DHT. So maybe DHEA has an impact of DHT?


#341

They may converting some DHEA–>T and it is T that is creating the reported benefits. This can happen in the adrenals, but never leads to significant T levels [in TRT terms]. There can be direct effects on the brain, relative to a state of DHEA deficiency. I am quite doubtful about those reports.


#342

KSman is purity still g2g? Do you still have a positive opinion.


#343

Hey KSman- Could you take a look when you get a chance. I could really use some of your wisdom.


#344

But KSman I saw one guy here in the forum that was taking HCG, felt great. And then stopped felt bad with just 280 of testosterone.

With testosterone 280 started taking just DHEA and Pregnelonone and felt great again even with low testosterone. That’s weird, seems that DHEA is the biggest hormone to convert the T into DHT.


#345

Would it be safe to say that if you are taking an AI with your TRT, you can take less testosterone? For example if I am on 140mg per week… with an AI can I perhaps go down to 120 or 100mg per week? My understanding is that E2 with bind to Androgen receptors and the Free T has no where to go. Let me ask this… does taking an AI affect what your Total T will show up as on blood work or it will it only indirectly affect Free T?
For Example, If while on 120mg T per week, but TT on the 8th day was 450… would this number have been higher If i was taking an AI? Total E2 was 32


#346

KSman
would love a follow up


Thanks!


#347

nothing negative about purity has come to my attention


#348

DHEA–>E2 is unusual. Some guys, a few, have this problem. Note that most young males have high DHEA levels and low E2. See the problem?


#349

Many on TRT do not see major changes in TT and FT when AI is introduced. There will be some effects. With labs, one can adjust T doses as needed if your doc is able to see things that way.