Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Going to set up an appointment with my normal doc (not the one who put me on shots that I’ll be seeing again in December). I don’t take vitamins, and not sure if my salt is iodized or not. Will check tonight. My TSH was tested back when I first went to this doc, and it was 1.4 (Sep 2012). I’ve got some old lab work, and see that TSH was 1.97 in June 2010. I do not have any blood work for the other things you mentioned.
Stress levels aren’t bad (I don’t think). Kids/wife at home, work in IT so job can be stressful at times. I think I handle stress well, and work better under pressure. If I have a really stressful day, I’ll be tired when I leave, but its mostly mental exhaustion. From a physical stress stand point, I generally try to lift at night. I find that I just don’t have the energy to lift, and will be completely exhausted within 20 minutes or so. Not sure if its just because I’m out of shape, or something else. But even when I lift consistently, it didn’t get better. I don’t lift anymore, because I just don’t have the energy it seems.
Read the threads, and think I’ll hold off a bit on the iodine until I can talk to my doc, and see what he says. Would the iodine deficiency cause the low test? So you don’t have to re-read, my numbers were 164 total, 6.2 free in Sept, and 473 total, 16.5 free after 5 weekly 200mg injections.
Based on the above, you have a real problem to investigate.
Now, are you iodine deficient? Iodine in vitamins? Using iodized salt?
There are two points of action, increased iodine intake [iodine replenishment]
and thyroid lab work: TSH, fT3, fT4 maybe rT3
What are your stress levels and major stress events and reactions to those.
Read the advice for new guys sticky and note thyroid and adrenal issues.
This is informative: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_trt/ksman_has_a_thryoid_problem