Well I finally found a new Doc that was fimiliar with Dr Crisler, and Dr Shippens methods close to my home.
At first I was wondering if I made a mistake after I made advance payment for yearly visits, but no need to worry here. After having me do EXTENSIVE BW panel (Labcorp took about 7 vials that day ! ) The Doc delivered as hoped for.
He gave the OK to switch to Test-Cyp (100 mg/wk - 50mg E3D) I was on A-gel. He also OK’d the Armidex, and Amour Thyroid meds. ALSO gave me a scrip for some compounded test cream (10% strength) which he said to use a small amount to compensate for dips and spikes in levels from injections. And of course HCG 250IU EOD. I really like this guy … VERY easy to talk to and work with. I share with him all the info I pick up on this site and others. (He wants to meet DR. KSMAN, DR. KNB, and some noteable others…)
Here is what my BW come back at.
(Keep in mind that I stopped ALL gel and HCG 3 days before BW)
Total Test = 739 (range 350-1030)
Free Test = 81 (range 52-280)
SHBG = 101 (range 20-60)
E2 = 18 ( range 0 -53)
T4(free,direct) = 1.19 (range .61-1.76)
T3 (Free) = 3.2 (range 2.3-4.2)
TSH = 4.9 (range .35-5.5)
DHEA-S = 160 (range 70-218)
IGF-1 = 141 (range 94-252)
Just before I had done the BW I was taking 15mg ( 3 pks) of A-gel, 250IU EOD HCG, 1mg A-dex per week. I know I ran my test levels waaay up, along with E2, which is why I am guessing my SHBG came back high. I figure I need a little more time to stabilize.
For the experts out there … any comments on the #'s.
I am kind of clueless when it comes to T4 and T3 ratios.
Will the Amour clear this up ???
Doc says he wants to see my TSH around 1.0
Thanks for any/all input.