My old thread seemed to have died so I’ll start afresh with labs I have just received.
These two were done about a month before the others:
Bio-T - 89 ng/dl (83 - 257)
E2 - 29 (20 - 30)
Unfortunately I was taking anastrozole at the time (0.7 mg or so) and it didn’t occur to me that it might be a good idea to get baseline levels without any exogenous hormones, as it where, in my system.
I then went to a GP who wanted to put me on anti-depressants due to the following symptoms:
Low Mood/reduced self-esteem
Inability to gain muscle
Brain fog (keep searching for words and not being able to find the right ones - ironically, it’s happening there)
Poor sleep quality
Increasing social withdrawal
I basically managed to squeeze the following tests out of him:
LH - 6.7 IU/L (1.7 - 8.6)
FSH - 5.2 IU/L (1.5 - 12.4)
Prolactin - 131 mUI/L (86 - 324)
Testosterone - 370 ng/dl
Free T - 8.2 (9 - 30)
SHGB - 28 nmol/l (20-40)
TSH - 3.36 mIU/L (0.51-4.3)
Free T4 - 15.58 pmol/l (12.6-21)
CRP - 6 (<5)
Potassium - 3.5 (2.4 - 5.1)
Sodium - 144 (136 - 145)
Neutrophil - 1.5 x10^9/l (2.0-7.5)
Lymphocyte - 1.3 x10^9/l (1.5 - 4)
Fasting glucose - 4.4 nmol/l (2.8 - 6)
I know TSH is high and T4 is a little low so will start supplementing with iodine before retesting in a month or so. Could the thyroid be the root of the low T? I am in the process of testing cortisol (4 point) and serum DHEA-S too. I have a lot of body hair and I believe KSman suggested this may mean my T-levels were once high meaning the drop hit me hard?
The aching/painful testes also worry me, no lumps on the testes but in terms of size and any other lumps this has been going on so long (2+ yrs) that I wouldn’t be able to identify what’s normal and what’s not anymore. Thanks.