I am newly diagnosed with low T and am trying to get a grasp on all of it. I have a question or two, but first let me give you some background on myself.
41 yr old male
labs done 1 month apart:
total T: 112, 89 (range 264-916 ng/dl)
free T: 34, 27 (range 40-150 ng/dl)
SHBG: 15, 8 (range 16.5-60 nmol/l)
estradiol: 3, not tested (range 23-60 pg/ml)
fsh: 2.2, less than 0.1 (range 1.5-12.4 miu/ml)
lh: 4.1, less than 0.1 ( range 1.7-8.6 miu/ml)
prolactin: 21, 15 (range 4-15 ng/ml)
tsh: 3.64,3.8 (range 0-4.5 uiu/ml)
Now some medical history. I am diagnosed with Hasimoto’s disease which is an auto immune of the thyroid. I am on synthyroid to treat it and my endo has recently increased my mcg to bring down the tsh. I have also had an MRI of my pituitary gland to verify if a tumor was present, and there is not a tumor. I have been lifting weights for 20+ years and have never used any anabolic steroids in the past. I have be surfing for the same amount of time and considered myself quite healthy. Obviously, looking at my bloodwork, I’m not as healthy as I thought.
Now for my questions, I have been put on 450 mg of T every two weeks. What would that be the equivalent of if taken weekly? I have been told that it doesn’t equate to 225mg per week like one would think. With my total T in the double digits, is my dosage enough? Being that I barely have any estrogen, I wouldn’t need an aromatize inhibitor right?
I’d appreciate any help. thanks