Lurking for a long time now, was feeling very erratic. I had my urologist run a fresh lab panel. I do wish I found this place before I went so far down the road.
-age - 44 yrs
-height - 5’10"
-waist - 34"
-weight - 190 lbs
-describe body and facial hair - Hairy chest and legs, patchy facial
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - Was always quite thin 165 lbs, put it all on the abdomin
-health conditions, symptoms [history] - Bad back, 2 surgeries
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever - ibuprofen, aspirin, occasional opiate
-lab results with ranges
-TT - 340 ng/dL (160-726)
-FT or bio-T
-Implications of injections VS transdermals [100 mg T-Enanthate (200mg/cc) every 5 days]
-E2 - 53 PG/ML (0-53)
-Prolactin 10.1 (2 - 17)
-DHT [should be checked, but perhaps not on-going]
-DHEA-s 52 ug/dl (95 - 530)
-LH - <0.1 (1-8 mIU/ml) very low
-FSH - 0.1 (1-11 mIU/ml) very low
-PSA - (Roche E170) - .556 ng/ml (0 - 4.0)
-DRE: the dreaded digital rectal exam [Your doc does not enjoy this either!] - Normal
THESE RESULTS WERE FROM BLOOD WORK TAKEN 1 HOUR BEFOR MY 100/ML INJECTION OR AT THE BOTTOM OF MY TROUGH.
Other test Results
-Glucose non-fasting - 130 (Abn:H) MG/DL (65 - 125) _ I had just downed a large Coffee with too much sugar
-Urea Nitrogen - 8 MG/DL (7 - 25)
-Sodium 140 MEQ/L (7 - 25)
-Creatinine 1.08 MG/DL (0.4 - 1.4)
-GFR 74 ml/min/1.73m2 (>60)
-Potassium 3.9 MEQ/L (3.5-5.3)
-Chloride 102 MEQ/L (98-107)
-Carbon Dioxide 23 MEQ/L (18-32)
-Calcium 9.7 MG/DL (8.6-10.5)
-Total Protein 7.2 G/DL (6.4-8.9)
-Albumin 4.7 G/DL (3.5-5.7)
-Globulin 2.5 G/DL (1.8-3.8)
-A/G 1.9 Ratio (1.0-2.5)
-Alkaline Phosphatase 87 U/L (30-132)
-AST 13 U/L (5-39)
-ALT 16 U/L (5-52)
-Bilirubin,Total 0.6 MG/DL (0.3 - 1.2)
-describe diet - Try to eat light, carbs in the afternoon, almost all fresh food, No wheat or dairy
-describe training - Light cycling, nothing else (keeping up w/ 8 year old)
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? - Ached months ago cant remember
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - Wood is inconsistent. For days in a row, morning and PM wood, then nothing and ED at times.
My GP started me on Androgel 1.62 - 2 pumps then to 4 pumps when 2 were not working. Dont know if it ever worked. Early morning T panel showed 79 ng/dL before daily application.
Went to urologist, started me on 200 mg Enanthate /2 weeks. After 4 weeks at trough 168 ng/dL.
Moved me to 200 mg every 10 days, felt better for a little while. Then moved myself to 100 mg every 5 days, self administering.
As mentioned above Testosterone Enanthate 200mg/cc is the script.
Now my Uro wants to send me to an Endo.
Wouldnt prescribe HCG (knew about it, but said never heard of it used for TRT) or AI.
The FSH/LH seems very low, I know my boys have shrunk. (will they come back)
Maybe some one can recommend a doc on LI, NY that I wont have to take by the hand.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.