I have been feeling “low” in all senses of the word for quite some time.
Had multiple blood tests that indicate low to mid range LH + FSH levels and very low test levels.
Total test = (161 , 201, 311 ng/dl)
SHBG ( 31 , 33 )
estradiol tested once and it registered < 37pmol/L or < 10 pg/mL
Symptoms of low e2 + low T with joint cracking, brain fog etc etc.
I suggested some form of TRT or HCG mono therapy and he agreed that I would need to go down that path but would like to wait a few more months before doing anything. Despite me being “impatient” in his opinion he stuck to the few more months plan and scheduled a pituitary MRI which I have no problem with but that isn’t for 2 months.
I began taking 75mg test E e3d and was feeling alot better for a little bit then it seemed to tail off. I had blood work done but no results yet.
I acquired some HCG and took a 250mg dose yesterday and will take that along with the test.
I am assuming estrogen is still low as I still have the cracking joints (albeit less) and little sex drive. I have no problems with energy or fatigue etc just depression, sex drive etc. Workouts have always been good and have been GREAT since the addition of some test.
Some other readings
TSH 0.88 (0.5-4.2)
ft4 14.9 (9-21)
ft3 4.48 (3.62 - 5.79)
Cortisol Random 280 (130-690) @ 12:45 pm - I am not a high stress individual
Vitamin D 126 Optimal 75-200
B12 high end of the range don’t have the numbers
Prolactin 5 (0-15) ug/L
DHEA wasn’t an option on the pick list.
I have tried Poliquin UberZinc supplementation, Clomid restart, Herbal Detox Protocols, Heavy Metal Detoxes etc. All had no real effect.
I am 5’7 180 < 10% bf 28 years old and in very good shape.