I went to the doctors about 18 months ago feeling the typical effects of low t, bloods were taken and tests taken…you should see the results below.
As you can see the test level is very low. But with it being done the estrogen wasn’t taken.
I asked the doctor about trt and he laughed…but agreed to a second blood test as we wondered if the results while in the “normal” range were an anomaly. The bloods were taken, and came back “normal and nothing to worry about” but I never did see or get told the numbers.
I went away a unhappy…but plodded on with life. I always wanted another test to be done but I couldn’t afford a private test until a few weeks ago. I “hummed and ahhhed” over if it was worth doing. But decided to go with it last week. Ordered the kit monday…and arrived Wednesday.
I took the test as soon as I work up. It was packed and sealed to be posted by 7am. The results came back on Tuesday afternoon. I was happy with a majority of it. However, the testosterone levels were better than I expected, but at a level of a 70 year old (I’m only 36). The biggies were the super high SHBG and cortisol levels, I’m addition to the super low free test (which will be caused by the shbg) my estrogen was low but what I consider healthy low. I’ll post the results up of the most recent test below.
Control of the shbg and cortisol should be my first concerns. But this is where I’m at a loss to start. Proviron should help with shbg, but cortisol…not a clue.