OK so without getting into too many details. This is an average profile when I draw labs.
SHBG = 58 Reference 10-50
My SHBG has always been high, since I started checking it at least, which was about 8 years ago. I have never seen it lower than 50. (56, 58, 62) I know that is is affecting my Free testosterone. On TRT, I generally feel better, more energy, more libido. However, some days I just don’t “feel it” and I know its not my e2 or TT, so it has to be my SHBG, affecting my free. I actually started on TRT because my free was so low, from the SHBG being high.
My liver is fine, I have liver enzyme tests done frequently and my numbers are always low normal.
I do take clonazepam (currently) but have been taking a benzo for almost 10 years, I know that this medication can cause liver problems, which increase SHBG. I am currently in the process of cutting down, although I only use as needed. Maybe .5-1mg 2-3 times a week, generally on weekends.
I see that there are lots of herbal options. Tongkat Ali, Stinging nettle. But I don’t know where to start. I know that people talk about using the Tongkat Ali for several days on , then a few days off.
I was looking more at Tongkat Ali because I saw that stinging nettle can affect DHT levels. I also inject twice a week, but have heard that once a week is better for high shbg. However, I don’t think I would be able to do a since dose a week, my BP is affected if my TT goes too high.
Any experience of advice would be helpful. Thanks guys.