Read the stickies awhile ago finally got most of my test results back today.
I’m 28. Been feeling depressed. More apathetic and low energy. Not sad or anything. I think I’ve been kind of in denial about it for years. Feel like my recovery and strength compared to other guys is below average. I’m not sure if it’s adrenal fatigue or not. Took the 4 saliva sample test, but haven’t gotten the results back yet.
Reason I wanted to get my testosterone checked, was I took ZMA a couple years (26) ago, and my libido skyrocketed. I was getting erections like I was 13-14 again. Didn’t notice there was a decrease until that happened. After a couple months everything went back to normal. I also noticed hair would grow on my cheeks when taking Zinc. When I stopped taking Zinc my cheeks wouldn’t grown hair anymore. That got me to thinking there is something wrong with my hormones. I also started losing my hair around 17-18. Receding hairline. I think I was probably too zinc deficient early on causing the hairloss or something. I’ve been taking Zinc steady for the past 6 months. Notice hair is growing more and more on my cheeks. Not fully covered yet, but seems to be gradually getting thicker and covering more.
A few months ago I was freezing cold at home. It was 75 degrees (F) and I was shaking cold with goosebumps for two days. Wasn’t sick or anything. That’s when I found these stickies on Thyroid. I ordered some Iodoral but by the time it got here was no longer cold. I still took the 50 mg a day for 3 weeks. Then took 50 mg once or twice a week until it was gone. Might be why thyroid tests look good.
I seem to really carb sensitive when losing weight. I’ve ate healthy and still had trouble losing weight. (Last year) It wasn’t until I cut carbs that I started to lose weight. But here’s the thing. I would do boxing an hour a day 5 days a week and lift weights an hour to an hour and a half twice a week. Working out 6 days a week effectively, and I still couldn’t lose weight until I cut carbs out of my diet. I’d cut my calorie intake down to below 2k to lose weight. Eventually I did 16/8 fasting (lean gains) and cut carbs (eating about 2k calories) while taking the EC stack just to lose weight. The weight did come off quickly, but it wasn’t like a pound a week. It was like stall for 2-3 weeks lose 3-5 pounds on a weekend, stall another 2 weeks, etc. Just seems odd because guys that work as hard as me eat like 3k calories a day to lose weight or 3500 to maintain. So what is wrong with me.
Got my labs from Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.
Test - 482 (range 280-800)
FT - 10.96 (4.7-24.4)
E2 - 21.2 (<12-42.6)
SHBG - 28 (10-80)
PSA Total - 0.6 (0.1-3.9)
DHEA-S - 462 (160-449) This was flagged high. I don’t take any DHEA. Doctor asked if I did.
TSH - 0.73 (0.27-4.20)
T4 - 8.3 (4.5-11.7)
fT4 - 1.43 (0.93-1.7)
T3 - 104 (80-200)
25-hydroxy-Vitamin D - 47 (optimal range 30-100)
Insulin - 3 (3-9)
Glucose - REJ
Estimated Average Glucose - 91.1 (<116.8)
B12 - 690 (>400)
I don’t know if you want everything else. There is a lot of Genetic and other tests. Don’t want to bombard with needless info.
The only things outside of normal range were:
Lp(a) Mass - 43 (<30) Recommended 1500mg of Niacin a day to lower it.
Lp(a)-P - 96 (<75) Can’t read doctor’s writing
HDL-P - 34.1 (>35) Recommends Fish Oil
hs-CRP - 1.1 (<1.0) Recommends a greens product for antioxidants to lower inflammation
Free Fatty Acid - 0.74 (<0.6) I’m doing fasting 16/8 and only eating carbs at the end of the day after working out. So I’m eating lots of fats. Because I wasn’t working out a few days before the tests, I was eating mostly fats, so I think that was the only reason this test was high.
K+ was REJ. Other electrolytes were normal.
Lymphocytes - 50 (14-46) Doctor said this shows I’ve been fighting a virus. I haven’t been sick though.
Neutrophils (absolute) - 1.7 (1.8-7.8) Low
Omega 3 (EPA+DHA) 6.6 (>8.0%)
Everything else is in the normal range. Lipids, Metabolic, Renal, Electrolytes, Liver, Lipoprotein Particles, Inflammation etc.
If there is any other info you guys need or if you want all of it just let me know. I’m kind of circling the drain here, so any help is appreciated. May have to go on anti-depressants if nothing can be done here, but I don’t like the idea of randomly taking drugs until something works, without understanding what is actually wrong through testing.
I know I’m missing LH/FSH, Prolactin, fT3. If those are important I can ask my doctor in a week or two when I see him about the cortisol tests to test them.