I recently came down with the flue and fell off a 5x5 routine about a month before I was about to change up to another program, I came back the other week and lifted at 20% deload. I felt fine then a bit fluey after the session, then my sleep went to bits over the next few days.
Albumin 39 g/L (Range: 35 - 50)
SHBG X 75.7 nmol/L (Range: 18.3 - 54.1)
FSH 7.98 IU/L (Range: 1.5 - 12.4)
LH 10 IU/L (Range: 1.7 - 8.6)
Oestradiol 130 pmol/L (Range: 41 - 159)
Testosterone 24.6 nmol/L (Range: 8.64 - 29)
Prolactin 227 mU/L (Range: 86 - 324)
DHEA Sulphate 4.160 umol/L (Range: 1.2 - 8.98)
My liver function has also been consistently elevated - right at the top end and slightly higher for some of the analytes. I’ve also been eating at least 200g protein per day, up to 280 some days and I’m wondering whether my liver is basically overworked and unable to flush excess estrogen, thus high SHBG??
Also my total cholesterol is 6.7, with LDL around 4.7 and HDL was about 1.3 and the 6 illness week break means I’m now up around 22% body fat. Also good sleep has been non-existent for a while due to some horrible life events, I also read that cortisol increases E2.
My AM cortisol was in late 2018 was 430 (up from 310 in 6 months), right now I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s getting towards 450 or much higher.
Can provide info on CBC and thyroid panels if needed.