Heres the info from my last 3 blood tests which have been taken periodicaly from me starting treatment in november 2010.
3/12/10-1st blood test
total t- 8 nmol(range 9-40)
shbg- 47 nmol (range 12-78)
albumin- 43 gl (range 31-47)
6/1/11-2nd blood test
total t- 18.6
shbg-45 (only tests taken)
10/2/11-3rd and last blood test
serum oestradiol- 79 pmol (range <200 u)
(had a battle to get estrogen tested as i was concerned if my "appearance of water retention" was caused by high estrogen)
Can this appearance of water retention actually be water retention even if my estrogen is normal, as i say i know my body very well and i never had this "appearance" pre- trt, so i am racking my brains to figure out, if it is actually water which i am holding on my abdomen or something else, can testosterone therapy make someone hold water regardless of normal levels estrogen or is it only possible with high estrogen which i dont have?
As far as i know my thyroid is ok
dont know what iodine does?
I have no chance of getting my adrenals tested on the nhs, lucky to get t tested and had a struggle to get my estrogen tested with my last t test
have always been a cold person, but worse now i am underweight for my size, get warm during the night whilst in bed used to get occasional sweats but sleep naked now, have never taken my body temperature
The only thing i know that is low is my t, i do not know the state of my adrenals and will never know from the nhs, according to the proff of endo everything else was normal from the very first tests taken last yr.
What is wellbutrin? what are the other ways to get the benefits without nebido?
Trying to see if i can figure out if my low t is my doing, and if so can it be cured naturally without needing to be on trt or any other drugs, if nothing can be done such as changing the above negative factors that have happenened the past 2-3 yrs and trt is the only way to improve then so be it, but at present i am questioning wether or not i truely need it and its the only way with no other possibilities.
What do you think of it supposidly being my own fault and could i rectify it naturally?
do you think i Should i stay on nebido longer or if i am to try without trt the sooner the better if i have the intention at some point to do so?
Thanks for contributions.