Long story here so I’ll try and keep it shorter
Composition: Muscular but not ripped. Have some abs showing. Carry more weight around stomach and love handles. Legs are pretty lean.
Hair: full head
Beard: can grow one but it’s thin
Diet: usually beef, some whole milk, oatmeal, butter, chicken, olive oil, veggies here and there. More carbs in workout days. Less on off days.
Workout: lift 3 days a week.
When I was 21-22 I had all the usual symptoms of low t. Finally got my GP to run labs. Total test was 102 ng/dL repeat test a week later. 98.
Went to endocrinologist. Was put on androgen and synthroid. Felt good for a long time.
Tried to stop (ignorance) and everything dwindled back down. It’s been so long I can’t even remember why I stopped other than I just wanted to see if lifestyle changes would make a difference.
Fast forward to 3 years ago. Felt bad again so got levels drawn. Can’t remember what they were but was on a compounded cream. I think they were in the 300’s. I’ll have to look at the dose.
Still felt bad as of late so went to urologist. Total was 297 ng/dL.
Placed on 200mg/ 2 week shots test Cypionate (yeah I know, but it got my foot in the door). Waited it out until he wrote the script so that I could move to 100mg E6D.
Here are latest labs after 8 weeks of that.
Total Testosterone: 1350 ng/dL
Free Testosterone: 39.8 pg/ml (8.7-25.1)
SHBG: 37.8 nmol/L
DHT: 86 ng/dL (30-80)
E2 Sens: 52.6 pg/ml (8-35)
DHEA-S: ug/dL (102.6- 416.3)
TSH: 3.850 mcUI/ml (was taking iodine)
FT3: 4.0 pg/ml (2.0-4.4)
FT4: 1.29 ng/dL (.82-1.77)
RT3: 22.1 ng/dL (9.2-24.1)
T4: 6.4 ug/dL (4.2-13)
T3: 119 ng/dL (55-170)
RBC 6.73 million/uL (4.63-6.08)
Hemoglobin: 18.3 g/dL (13.7-17.5)
Hematocrit: 56.4% (40.1-51)
WBC: 5 K/uL (4.2-9.1)
Platelets: 243 K/uL (163-369)
ALT: 42 Units/L (12-78)
AST: 23 Units/L (5-37)
Thoughts on where to go from here? Doctor is obviously concerned with the high hematocrit. Althiugh I’m terrible about drinking enough water.
Not sure if iodine supplementation would increase TSH that much. RT3 seems elevated. Although other thyroid stuff seems good I guess.
I feel pretty dang good right now. Libido is great, no signs of high E other than some slight redness on my ears. Strength is good. Recovery is good. Erections are good. Only negative right now is maybe some decreased morning wood. It comes and goes.
Started HCG 250 iu day before pin and 2 days before that. That was not on board when those labs were drawn.
My doctor is fantastic (not the urologist) and allows me a lot of leeway in finding a good protocol. She really wants to look at the complete picture.