Well... the endo was a complete waste of time.
Saying "your low-normal testosterone is within the normal range and we only treat it if the testosterone level is under 8.0 consistently. Also you seem to have facial hair and be well androgenised, we run under strict medical guidelines"
Note: my levels we're 10.1 and around the same everytime tested for the past 2 years!!!
She then said"
"well their are no real benefits besides a placebo effect and their are side effects"
Ok.. so what are the side effects?
"Uhhh Acne, mood swings"
She then basically didn't know anymore side effects LOL!!!!!
I then smashed the bitch in the face and wrote myself a few hundred scripts for test :D.
No, no but seriously im not going to ever see an Endo EVER again in my life a complete waste of time.
The symptoms im having i strongly believe are from poor blood circulation or some kind of vascular disease including the shortness of breath, freezing hands and feet and numbness, mental foggyness/slow thinking, loss of appetite, heart palpitaitons, chronic fatigue, swelling in certain parts of the body, dizziness/lightheadedness, joint pain/difficulty walking sometimes due to this and the joints feelin odd... i just don't know WHY this is happening.
I have another doctor who is willing to prescribe testosterone but he has sent me to a neuroimmunologoist so he can do an MRI to rule out brain problems/pituitary tumors.
Thing is i have testosterone cream and arimidex + T3/T4 already but when i take arimidex or T4/T3 i feel very unwell and even more short of breath and the testosterone cream by itself raises my E sky high and my gyno gets worse so i cant do anything at the moment... and i'm not sure T replacement will solve everything.
Im also going to do a sleep study for the night for my constant waking up 3-4 times per night for the past 3 years.
I did a 24 holter monitor and i had:
Sinus bradycardia 32 BPM at 3am....
Sinus Tachycardia 128 BPM at 6pm....
So far these are the things found:
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (hypothyroidism)
Other Endocrine problems Low T, High E, High cortisol & ACTH, Low GH & IGF-1.
- Low Iron (always had low iron also)
Echocardiogram -"insignificant" mitral valve prolapse
Echocardiogram -"insignificant" mitral valve regurgitation
Blood work - Low Cholesterol (always been low for me)
24 hour holter monitor -
Report: The predominant rhythm was sinus.
Rare atrial extrasystoles: <3/hour.
Frequent (43%- of total trace) periods of sinus bradycardia, min. rate =31
bpm, at 06:18am.
Occasional periods of sinus tachycardia, max rate =118 bpm, nocturnally at
Frequent periods of sinus arrhythmia.
Max R-R interval was 2 sees and average heart rate was 59 bpm.
No significant supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias were noted
during 24 hour monitoring.
Endoscopy - mild inflammation of the small intestine
CT Chest scan - "a little residual thymic tissue in the anterior mediastinum, within normal limits for the patient's age. Small left kidney 9.5cm (globally contracted), right kidney 13.5cm"
Blood work - Highly elevated IgE levels of 3810... range 0 - 100
Blood work - Consistently elevated Lymphocytes
Blood work - Coagulation problems seen on blood tests (not sure if high or low)
Coagulation Studies, 26/08/08 -
PT - 14.8 sec (12.0 - 15.0)
APTT - 35 sec (25 - 37)
INR - 1.1 (0.9 - 1.2)
Coagulation Studies, 01/09/08 -
PT - 15.6 * (12.0 - 15.0)
AAPT - 34 sec (25 - 37)
INR - 1.2 (0.9 - 1.2)
Nuclear antibodies pattern - No ANA Detected
Nuclear antibodies Titre - <40 titre
Rheumatoid factor - <21 IU/ml (rheumatoid arthritis ruled out)
Blood gases (Gas sample Type - Arterial):
02/09/08 - 01/09/08
FIO2 21% Not Available
pH 7.43 7.47 * (7.36 - 7.44)
p02 110mmHg * 43mmHg * (80 - 100)
pCO2 39 mmHg 42mmHg (35-45)
02 Saturation 99% 81% * (95 - 99%)
Actual bicarbonate 26 mmol/L 30 mmol/L (22 - 30)
Base excess 2 mmol/L 6mmol/L * (-2 to 2)
624 nmol/d - ( 400 - 2600 )
Noradrenaline - 63 nmol/d ( 45 - 680 )
Adrenaline - 19 nmol/d ( 5 - 80 )
KSMan, bushidobadboy maybe you guys have a clue whats up.... the most noticable thing is when my hands and feet get cold these symptoms begin to manifest so definitely a circulation problem. Yeah nuts how much testing their is.... all with nothing really from these doctors. And as i said this ALL started 3 months ago suddenly never before have i ever had any of these symptoms in my life.