I had a feeling something was up with my endo system and after reading the stickies and threads in this forum, I believe I may have found the issue. I will go into more detail later.
describe body and facial hair- Minimal arm and leg hair, very sparse and minimal chest hair except around the areola. Facial hair is not very thick but, enough to notice a 5’ oclcok shadow (I have real light colored hair as well which makes it harder to see)
describe where you carry fat and how changed- I tend to carry fat in my love handle area, stomach, and recently my chest. Always have had lean arms and legs.
health conditions, symptoms- No pre-exisiting health conditions, I beleive as a teenager I had psuedo gyno (I beleive that is the correct term, I did not have lumps behind the nipples but have always had male boobs to an extent working out seemed to mask them though). Over the past year and half or so I have had a lack libido, strength gains completley non-existent, very little motiviation for anything, minimal pump in the gym, intensity of orgasm’s have plummeted, fat in my chest has gotten worse, anxiety has increased, sleep has been extremely inconsistent with waking up every couple of hours throughout the night (usually wake up 4-6 times a given night).
Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever- Not currently taking Rx or any OTC, aside from, Multi-vitamins, fishoil, Vit D3 (10,000iu), whey protein, casein protein, occasionally creatine.
Albumin - 5.6 (3.6-5.1)
A/G Ratio - 2.3 (1.0-2.1)
Bilirubin, Total - 1.3 (0.2-1.2)
Cholesterol - 201 (125-200)
Triglycerides - 75 (<150)
HDL Cholesterol - 56 (>40)
LDL Cholesterol, Calculated - 130 (0-100)
Testosterone, Total,LCMSMS - 738 (250-1100)
Testosterone, Free - 86.3 (35-155)
LH - 3.3 (1.5-9.3)
E2 - 45pg/ml (No normal ranges provided)
Prolactin - 5.9 (2-18)
DHEA Sulfate - 173 (110-510)
FSH - 2.2 (1.6-8.0)
TSH - 2.71 (.4-4.5)
T3,Free - 3.0 (2.3-4.2)
T4, Free - 1.2 (.08-1.8)
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]- I have a well balanced diet typically lower carb aside from around workouts, well balanced 1-1.5 g protein per day, i consume EVOO, Coconut Oil, Mac Nut Oil, Avocado Oil, almost daily
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]- 4 days a week with chest/tri, back, legs, arms/shoulders, typically M-T-TH-Sa split, minimal cardio, usually 3-5 sets of 5 reps for primary lifts, 3-4 sets 6-10 reps of auxillary work, usually only pick one or two main lifts a day depending on the day then the auxillaries.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? Completely fine
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - both are usually rare unless I have sex or masterbate, if i have sex or masterbate i will typically get nocturnal and morning wood, however, after a day or two they go away (provided I did not have sex or masterbate)
I realize I do not have all the prescribe tests done, it was difficult to get my DR. to agree to the tests above and I was happy with what I could get. I was about to order a kit off LEF a couple weeks back but, this Doc finally agreed to most of the tests I had asked for (bout my 4th or 5th doctor). He said the tests were normal blah blah balh you’ve heard it before. Offered an SSRI but, i turned it down for the time being (not opposed to one though). I was fairly convinced that my E2 levels were probably the root cause given all the other symptos and signs i have read through the various forum posts. The biggest indicator to me that something was up, was my chest getting even fatter despite me being lean (which makes it look even worse) and my libido. IDK the ranges for the E2 but I thought they were between 10-50 somewhere around there, if that is the case then my eleveated levels should be addressed??? I really appreciate any help and advice I can get, thank you for your time and your help!!!
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