I first wanted to Thank you all for the information you have put on here and continue to do. I have been a lurker on here for a long time reading all the stickies and trying to gain as much knowledge as possible about this subject. I unfortunately ran into the â??Your In Rangeâ?? from one doctor. And had an Endo not even examine me just ask if I wanted Viagra or Cialis. So Iâ??m now on to another Doctor who at least is running tests and is willing to listen to me. I am having some trouble interpreting data though. Especially FSH and LH.
Weight 250 lbs
Lots of Hair
Carry Fat in abdomen and chest
Symptoms are more or less all Low T symptoms
Supplements-- Whey Protein, BCAA, Glutamine, Vitamin D, Magnesium
NEVER have done any steroids etc.
I unfortunately only have some of the test results. It all started with my physical which everything came back excellent expect testosterone was Low. These are the only tests so far my new Doctor has ordered. The ones from May and July were from my previous doctor.
Testosterone 3 tests
May it was 240
July it was 393
This week was 390
July was 2.69 Body Temps are a little low in the morning but 98 and above mid morning on.
LH Range 1.7-8.6
In July was 3.3
This week was 9.0 High
FSH Range 1.5-12.4
Test this week was 1.1 Low
Prolactin Range 4.7-25.3
Test this week was 8.0
PSA range less than 4.0
Test this week was 0.8
Hematocrit Range 41-53
Test this week was 47.3 I think this is up a little due to a little dehydration at time of test and have been eating a lot or red meat lately.
Scheduled to do a semen analysis this week
I would like some advice if possible. The doctor is considering testosterone replacement therapy but wants to run some other tests first.
What is your take on the FSH and LH? From what Iâ??ve researched they are usually both elevated or both low?
My other question is if he prescribes TRT and I can convince him to give me HCG as described in the TRT protocol should I take less say 125 IU EOD instead of 250 IU EOD as LH is elevated already? Reason I wanted to know is because when I mentioned HCG he stated that if he prescribed it it would only be for one year. Then I would have to come off due to receptor downgrade and he could not prescribe again. That is the opposite of what Iâ??ve read on this forum.
I understand it could be something else or multiple things contributing to my Low T. I am just trying to research all that I can for reference and to be able to have an open discussion with my doctor.
Thank you in advance any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.