I'm 24 with hashimotos and hereditary hemochromatosis.
Several weeks ago, I had some blood work done. At the time I was on 2.5 grains of armour:
Free T3 5.63 2.77-5.27 HIGH
Free T4 1.27 0.78-2.19
DHEA 161 110-510
E2 57 13-54 HIGH
T Total 549 250-1100
%Free T 1.25 1.5-2.2 LOW
Free T 68.7 35-155
Reverse T3 31 11-32
The doc put me on 1 mg arimidex twice a week and kept the armour constant at 2.5 grains.
I've been on the arimidex for several weeks and haven't seen any improvements in my main problem which is:
I have almost a complete lack of sexual desire. I can force myself to get an erection, but I have very little interest in sex and usually lose the erection after a minute or so. Plus, my orgasms are very weak. Basically, my libido is shot.
I think my problem may lie with the high shbg (low free T percentage). I have had high shbg on every blood test (4 of them) for the past year, but this is the first time I have had high E2, so I doubt E2 is the cause, and quite frankly, I doubt the validity of the E2 test.
With my shbg apparently very high, I wonder if I need high normal T levels to compensate? Hemochromatosis is associated with hypogonadism, so perhaps my high SHBG is masking testosterone deficiency by superficially increasing total T levels.
Does anybody have any suggestions or advice? Thanks