Hello everyone.I am new to the site so i apologize if any of my questions have already
been covered.I am a 31 year old man dealing with CFS/adrenal fatigue and have been getting
nowhere with Dr’s.I have been dealing with low energy, libido and have a very hard time
putting on muscle or losing fat around the middle.Curiously the muscle thing is only in
certain areas.Especially arms and shoulders.In the last year i have taken drastic measures
to reduce my weight.I am about 6 ft 4 and i ballooned up to 320lbs.Since last summer i
drastically changed my diet cutting out dairy, gluten and sugar and decreased portions and
am now down to 240lbs.I still need to knock off about 20 lbs.
The docs are telling me that all my hormone levels are normal, however i feel anything but.
I just had some blood work done and i am finding the levels a bit puzzling.
Estradiol 138 pmol/L 0-160
FSH 2 IU/L 1-18
LH 7 IU/L 1-9
Free T4 17.3 pmol/L 10-25
TSH 2.26 mIU/L 0.20-6.0
Total T 11.6 nmol/L 8.0-29.0
Bioavailable T 8.1 nmol/L 4.0- 16.0
Free T 348 pmol/L 175-700
SHBG 13 nmol/L 10-55
What i don’t get is why my LH is at the higher end of the range and my T isn’t.My fsh looks to be a bit low as well.I get that my estradiol should be lower and i am tracking down some Arimidex.Would this boost my T level on it’s own.The studies i have read suggest it raises free T but it makes no mention of bioavailable T.From what i understand biovailable T is the best measure of T levels.All my other blood work was excellent including lipids, vitamin D etc.According to the Dr’s in my area my T levels are good however i have all the symptoms of low T.The Dr’s i have seen(7 total including two uro’s and one endo) were absolutely useless.I am constantly hot and tired and my hair is brittle and thinning a bit(not serious but not attractive either lol).Since i can’t get anywhere with the docs in my area, any advice would be greatly appreciated.I live in Canada which makes it difficult with tests, since there are no private clinics to get tests done ,and getting a Dr to order them is like pulling teeth.