Went to Endo today for questions unrelated to TRT…basically for any new opinions on my low cortisol problem.
He wants me to stop the T, the Hcg and all other things (DHEA, etc.) and do some labs in six weeks such as
ACTH test, since I’ve never had that done, and testing for LH, FSH and what not, since I never had that tested either prior to family doc starting T five years ago. Possibly MRI to follow depending on results.
Obviously, I am freaking out.
I do think I need the ACTH test, as I am still super fatigued and Cortef, Prednisone and Medrol don’t really help much, they just turn me into a zombie and make me feel dumb.
and of course, being an endo, he want to know WHY I have low T, since no one ever bothered to test for why before I was started on T.
I guess I can see his point, as I’ve never done testing for those things, but being 5 years out and stopping cold turkey (even though I am on only 80mg of Test a week now, and 250iu Hcg, NO AI) still freaks me out and am pretty nervous about stopping everything.
Is this a good idea…stopping the T and Hcg to do real baseline labs that should have been done 5 years ago? Or is it probably a waste of time?