I would very much appreciate if someone could check my hormone’s levels below.
Just to introduce myself, I am a 32yrs old guy trying to get rid of anxiety and depression for the 5 past years.
During that period I looked for help from my Psychiatrist. We tried with few Anti-depressants/benzodiazepams but none of them relieved me of it.
Further more I was always in a bad mood due to low self-esteem, low energy, poor concentration, always sleepy, low libido and similar.
I was never a sports kind a guy since I was always shy and didn’t like confrontations.
In the last 10 years I went to gym occasionally just to go against my office type of work.
Anyhow I am married with no children yet, 6,2 feet / 189 lbs pretty much thin with little fat on my gut.
One of my friends asked me did I checked my hormone levels before starting to take any medications. Off course i did not.
Since then I would like to see if my low Testosterone levels could have something to do with my anxiety/depression. Also more energy/concentration would be most welcome.
At that time I was taking Anti-depressant Velafax(venlafaxine) 37.5mg 1 in the morning + 1 in the evening.
So I went to a Endocrinologist and we did my first test as follows: (some items may be named wrongly due to translation)
Chlorides - 102 (97-108) mmol/L
Calcium total - 2,52 (2,14-2,53) mmol/L
Inorganic phosphate - 1,37 (0,79-1,42) mmol/L
Albumin - 50 (41-51) g/L
Estradiol - 118,3 (28-156) pmol/L
LH - 5,87 (1,7-8,6) IU/L
FSH - 4,84 (1,5-12,4) IU/L
Prolactin - 113,6 (86-324) mIU/L
SHBG - 16,32 (10-80) nmol/L
Testosterone total - 13,63 (8,69-29,0) nmol/L
Testosterone Free - 2,31% (1,0%-2,7%)
Testosterone Bioavailable - 62,5%
Cortisol total - 531,3 (131-536) nmol/L
ACTH - 4,89 (1,6-13,9) pmol/L
FT4 - 11,43 (7,90-14,4) pmol/L
FT3 - 4,84 (3,8-6,0) pmol/L
Anti Tg - 13 (neg<100) U/ml
Anti TPO - 29 (neg<100) U/ml
TSH - 1,86 (0,3-3,6) mIU/L
FT3 - 4,1 (3,39-6,47) pmol/L
FT4 - 15,7 (10,3-22,8) pmol/L
Leukocytes - 6,8 (3,4-9,7)
Erythrocyte - 5,0 (4,34-5,72)
Hemoglobin - 158 (138-175)
Hematocrit - 0,45 (0,415-0,530)
MCV - 90 (83,0-97,2)
MCH - 31 (27,4-33,9)
MCHC - 345 (320-345)
RDW - 12,6 (9-15)
Trombocites - 182 (158-424)
Sedimentation - 6 (2-13)
Glucose - 4,1 (4,1-6,4)
Urea - 9,3 (2,3-8,3)
Creatinine - 95 (63-125)
AST - 29 (0-38)
ALT - 37 (0-48)
GGT - 22 (0-55)
ALP - 68 (30-120)
Na - 143 (135-150)
K - 4,3 (3,5-5,1)
Anyhow, upon physical examination, thyroid examination and checking the above levels he said I was OK and that I could only take maybe some Selenium supplements.
After that I decided to try some zinc in the evening and few herbs such as Tribulus, Tongkat Ali, Ginseng without any order, sometimes all together. I did feel some libido improvement at beginning as I recall but the anxiety/bad mood/poor concentration was still present.
This spring i hit the gym easily again.
Latter on i decided to go off my medication (Velafax) and after the resting weekend and without any supplements for days I redid my hormone levels:
Estradiol - 94,5 (28-156) pmol/L
LH - 10,06 (1,7-8,6) IU/L
FSH - 5,58 (1,5-12,4) IU/L
Prolactin - 165,8 (86-324) mIU/L
SHBG - 21,74 (10-80) nmol/L
Testosterone total - 8,55 (8,69-29,0) nmol/L
Testosterone Free - 2,26% (1,0%-2,7%)
Testosterone Bioavailable - 59,0%
Again another Endocrinologist said it was OK, that I do not need anything since I can grow a beard?! and something about bio-available Testosterone levels…
Anyhow I would be grateful if somebody could direct me toward what should I take care of, or what should I do? Are my hormone levels fair? Should I do something about it?