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Low Testosterone/TSH Levels Advice


#1

So my thyroid stimulating hormone and testosterone are borderline normal.
TSH 0.863 (range 0.450-4.500)
Testosterone 360 (range 348-1197)

Doc says nothing can be done cause technically "within normal range" am I worrying too much for nothing? And is someone in a similar boat as I am. If so. What actions did u take.


#2

TSH near 1.0 is great. So you are OK.

If you want to eval your overall thyroid function, check oral body temperatureS.

  • when you first wake up, should be 97.7-97.8, higher is OK, 97.3 is a problem.
  • ALSO check for 98.6 mid-afternoon

Do you use iodized salt?

Total Testosterone [TT] is not the complete picture. You need these labs:
TT
FT
E2
LH/FSH
prolactin
CBC
AST/ALT
fasting cholesterol [might be low]
fasting glucose

You can order your own labs in most USA states and pay out-of-pocket if needed via WWW

Please study these stickies:

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones
  • IF low body temps read the thyroid basics sticky