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Multiple Sclerosis


#1

I am suffering from multiple sclerosis and my values of LH, FSH, TT and FT are very low. I would like to start a TRT with a PCT appropriate. I can get general advice, as well as tests to perform before? Thank you


#2

There is one sticky in this forum. Good reading is provided with links in the 2nd post in that sticky.

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

Need your lab numbers with ranges. Not just T!

Labs:
TT
FT
E2
LH/FSH
AM cortisol [at 8AM please]
DHEA-S
CBC with hematocrit
TSH
fT3
fT4 [please not T3, T4]
IGF-1
Vit-D25
fasting glucose
fasting cholesterol

You should be taking 5,000iu Vit-D3. Find tiny oil based capsules.
Take 25,000 for first 5 days.
This can reduce spring time [late winter] MS flareups that are thought to be associated with Vit-D levels that fall off in the fall and winter.

Thyroid: The lab ranges are quite useless. You would be better off with:
TSH nearer to 1.0
fT3, fT4, T3, T4 at or a bit above mid-range
Thyroid levels can be off if you do not have a long history of using iodized salt and/or multi-vits that list iodine+selenium.

Essential fatty acids [fish oil, nuts, flax seed/meal] may be helpful in general and for MS.

Some MS practical recommendations here:
http://www.lifeextension.com/protocols/neurological/multiple-sclerosis/page-01

You might also try Choline as a supplement.