With this being my first post, I want to be as brief and concise as possible. This forum, more specifically the people in this forum have been valuable educators for me on the subject of low test and all hormones associated with it. I have spent four months reading and being tested by many incompetent dr’s and finally one competent doctor. I’m finally taking the plunge and posting my results and story for you all to read and give your much respected advice.
-describe body and facial hair: Not a very hairy male at all on my extremities and trunk. I honestly have about 10 chest hairs, no kidding. Facial hair can be shaved every three days. I should also mention I didn’t shave until my freshman year in college. Needless to say puberty came vey late.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: I carry body fat on my abdomen and lower back (spare tire). My body fat is at 18-20% per skin caliper testing.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: I was an extremely overweight child. I was a 36 in the waist in the 6th grade and ballooned up to a 42 waist as a sophomore in high school. Over the summer between sophomore and junior yet, I just completely stopped eating. My family had a lawn business and I just mowed grass all day, every day just living off mostly water. I began to have insomnia, extreme loss of hair and finally my family caught on to what was going on, probably too late. I started back to school a 30 in the waist. That is not a fabrication, I lost 12 pants sizes and most of my hair and muscle tone. These days the symptoms are extreme anxiety, up to five panic attacks a day. Cold sweats, low blood sugar, muscle twitches and poor concentration. A scary symptom is severe brain fog; I forgot how to get home a month ago and had to call my wife. I have physical fatigue and metal fatigue. Right now as I type this, my ability to compose thoughts is compromised. If I donÃ??Ã?Â¢??t eat at least 3000 calories, I will lose weight extremely fast, 10 to 15 lbs in a week. Life generally sucks for me and my family. IÃ??Ã?Â¢??ve lost my zest for life.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: Propecia for 6 years. IÃ??Ã?Â¢??ve stopped five years ago as we couldnÃ??Ã?Â¢??t conceive, it took over a year. I started back after conception but immediately stopped as my nipples became extremely sensitive and swollen and I literally couldnÃ??Ã?Â¢??t feel my penis, zip, zero, nada.
-lab results with ranges:
Test Attribute Value(Normal Range)
CBC WBC 4.5 K/UL (4.5-10.5)
ANA screen CCP Antibody lgG dsDNA antiboy ANA screen CCP Antibody lgG dsDNA antiboy .5 u/ml (.0-5) 5 u/ml (0-99)
CBC LYM 1.7 K/UL (0.6-4.1)
CBC %L 37.3 % (10.0-58.5)
CBC NEU 2.1 10e3/uL (1.8-6.7)
CBC %N 45.7 % (42.0-72.0)
CBC RBC 5.01 M/UL (4.69-6.13)
CBC EOS 0.2 10e3/uL (0.0-0.5)
CBC HGB 14.9 g/dL (14.1-18.1)
CBC %E 4.6 % (0.6-6.0)
CBC HCT 47.5 % (43.5-53.7)
CBC BASO 0.0 10e3/uL (0.0-0.1)
CBC MCV 95 fL (80-97)
CBC %B 0.8 % (0.3-2.0)
CBC MCH 29.7 pG/cell (28.0-32.0)
CBC PCT 0.2 % ()
CBC MCHC 31.3 g/dL (32.0-36.0)
CBC PDW 23.7 10(GSD) ()
CBC RDW 12.7 % (11.5-14.8)
CBC PLT 153 K/uL (145-450)
CBC MPV 11.1 fL (0.0-99.8)
CBC Mono 0.5 10e3/uL (0.1-1.1)
CBC %M 11.6 % (3.0-14.0)
Estradiol Level ESTRADIOL 27.90 pg/ml ()
Testosterone, total T. TESTOSTERONE 421.00 ng/dL (270.00-1730.00)
Prolactin PROLACTIN 6.67 ng/mL (2.50-17.00)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) BUN 25.0 mg/dl (10.0-26.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) CREATININE 0.9 mg/dl (0.6-1.4)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) GLUCOSE 86.0 mg/dl (70.0-100.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) CALCIUM 9.4 mg/dl (8.8-10.4)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) SODIUM 141.0 mg/dl (130.0-149.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) POTASSIUM 4.2 mg/dl (3.5-5.5)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) CHLORIDE 106.0 MEQ/L (94.0-112.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) CO2 28.0 MEQ/L (21.0-32.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) BUN/CREATININE 27.8 RATIO (8.0-36.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) ANION GAP 7.0 RATIO (4.0-34.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) ALBUMIN 4.1 G/DL (3.5-5.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) TOTAL PROTEIN 6.5 G/DL (6.3-8.1)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) DIRECT BILI 0.2 MG/DL (0.0-0.6)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) TOTAL BILI 0.6 MG/DL (0.2-1.3)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) ALKALINE PHOS 73.0 IU/L (40.0-150.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) AST/SGOT 19.0 IU/L (5.0-34.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) ALT/SGPT 23.0 IU/L (0.0-55.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) INDIRECT BILI 0.4 MG/DL (0.0-1.0)
CMP ( CMP and D Bili) eGFR 103.3 ()
Cortisol level CORTISOL (8am) 13.4 ug/dL (2.50-25.00)
Testosterone, free @ Free Testosterone(Direct) 7.3 pg/mL (8.7-25.1)
Testosterone, free @ Free Testosterone 99.6 pg/mL (50-244.0)
Uric Acid Uric Acid 5.7 pg/mL (2.6-7.2)
Cortisol level Cortisol (2:30pm) 9.37 ug/dlL (2.6-7.2)
LH Leutizing Hormone 2.9 ml (1-9ml)
FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone 3.5 ml (2-10ml)
ACTH ACTH Hormone 42 (0-46) 10:30am
New test results below. …
SHBG 29nmol /L (16.5-55.9)
FT3 3.74 (1.8-4.2 pg/ml)
FT3 1.130 (.8-1.9)
TSH 1.89 (.4-4.0)
Progesterone .3 ng/ml (no reference given)
24 hr Cortisol 12.80 (2.5-25.00)
Dhea-s 176.8 ug/dl (160-449)
New free testosterone: 6.6 pg/ml (8.7-25.1)
Total T 229 (279-1730 ng/dl)
PSA .81 (.09-4.00ng/ml)
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]: Diet is clean and roughly 3000 calories a day. I follow a ratio split of 40 pro, 30 carb and 30 fats. SaturdayÃ??Ã?Â¢??s are honestly my best days as I eat everything in sight with no regard whoÃ??Ã?Â¢??s plate its sitting on. My sons learn to run because the food monster will come and munch on their sweets!
-describe training [some ruin their hormones by over training] : IÃ??Ã?Â¢??ve been training for the past 10 years off and on. Started at 170 and within two years through diet and hard work made it to 210. These days itÃ??Ã?Â¢??s just Big Beyond Belief 4 days a week and honestly IÃ??Ã?Â¢??m just going through the motions. I canÃ??Ã?Â¢??t honestly remember a good workout without gassing 30 mins in.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? No, never.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: I havenÃ??Ã?Â¢??t woke up in a teepee in a long, long time! I wake up stressed with high heart rate and anxiety about how bad this day will be.
Other concerns: I have a few questios that a few seasoned vets may be able to answer.
Will my anxiety get worse?
Will this be forever?
Is a SERM restart possible?
How long can treatment be administeredÃ??Ã?Â¢?Ã??Ã?Â¦safely?
What negative side effects have worried you the most?
Again, I understand each of you have lives to live and your life requires your attention and energy, so any information offered up and given will be very much appreciated.