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#21

Body fat problems can be T related or thyroid related.

Check waking body temps again and see if you hit 98.6 mid-afternoon.

Some guys need higher T levels than others. If a guys was highly virilized on higher T levels in the past, mid-range levels can be inadequate. Some low T guys with non-existent body hair and light facial hair can have high sex drives.

Many of the symptoms of low T are the same as low thyroid function. You could have a touch of both.


#22

Another thing that i am kinda afraid of is this SHBG number based off this calculator. I mean this is seriously kinda scary as well, and maybe apart of the problem as well.


#23

96.3 morning
98.1 Afternoon

Seems skewed.


#24

Your fT3 should support normal body temps, so now we suspect that rT3 might be blocking fT3.
In the thyroid basics sticky, look for these terms:
rT3
adrenal fatigue
wilson’s bood

Hopefully the thermometer is OK and been used correctly.
Can others in the home hit 98.6?

TSH=1.5 suggests either:

  • not getting enough iodized salt or iodine in vitamins etc
  • rT3 interfering with hypothalamus seeing the thyroid hormones

#25

I dont believe that thermometer is broken, and i believe i took the readings at the right time. I didnt want to think i had adrenal fatigue, but i am heavily leaning on it, with some iodine deficiency for sure.


#26

also afraid with a low sbhg that i may have fatty liver problem or NAFLD or close to it. Gotta re-evaluate a lot of things.


#27

In terms of adrenal fatigue, thyroid problems are a stress, all the more when guys drive through that with sheer will power.


#28

I’m going to see a doctor on Wednesday I found on lef.org. Hopefully she will be more thoughtful into insight some more along with what I have learned this far.

Thank you ksman for your insights and advice. I have a long road to go clean up my mess thinking I was doing well and on track for reaching my health goals.


#29

Take labs and perhaps some of this thread to the appointment as talking points.


#30

Back again. Took some saliva tests. Lab suggests its Adrenal Fatigue…Sux…



#31

I address adrenal fatigue in my suggested reading.

TSH, fT3, fT3 and rT3 are definative

Saliva T test is free testosterone. There is no SHBG in saliva.


#32

Thank you for your honest reply sir.
Yes ill have to re-review your posting. I guess adrenal fatigue is going to be a slow recovery. i picked up the book you mention in that post but i honestly don’t know what to do with that info.


#33

Read that book and see if it seems to be talking about you.


#34

well im back, and im reviving this old thread
please see latest labs. How can i present this to the doctor and be stern about that there is an issue and it needs to be fixed? i swear if this doesn’t convince them not sure what else to do.