I should have clarified that this is a regular family Dr. and a bit of a learn as you go process, he does not normally do HRT but will listen to anything that is sensible. I have been looking for a good specialist for a while but so far have not found any besides private clinics which i cannot afford at the moment. I do have an endo appointment but not until the start of May and don't want to wait till then to get started, especially as there is no guarantee she will be any good.
agreed on all points, i will be asking for E3D shots at next visit when regular Dr is back.
I found my actual bloodwork from Nov. (pre any treatment)it was as follows -
FreeTest Calculated = 364 pmol/L (range 200-800)
Test = 14.8 nmol/L (range 8.4-28.7)
SHBG = 22 nmol/L (range 13-71)
TSH = 1.84 mU/L (range 0.30-5.50)
Also the current bloodwork does say AM Cortisol, not just Cortisol if that makes a difference.
Yes I have read the stickies, lack of money and the ongoing education of myself and my Dr have slowed things a bit. He seems willing to work towards reasonable goals but I think he is also aware of covering his own rear when it comes to the government and insurance people that could cause him issues. It was a lot of work on my part to get info to show the need for the additional tests for E2, Cortisol, LH and FSH. What would you suggest are the next most important steps?
Testicular shrinkage occurred while on shots and is a concern in the future. Loss of libido is also a big concern especialy after I had some while on the shots and now it is gone again.
Sorry for making that more confusing then it had to be, the first set was just a mish mash from memory which included pretreatment and on treatment results that i could recall . For example the - FreeTest Calculated = 220-415 pmol/L - after the first hot of 100mg Test Enth this dropped to 220 and a few weeks and shots later it got as high as 415.
The second set which includes the E2 and others was after 6 weeks with no shots with the intent of getting reset values for diagnosis and baselines
Please see the actual pretreatment results from Nov above.
I dont understand whether I am primary or secondary or maybe some combo of both? I thought if my test was so low and I was primary I would have High LH and FSH and that low test with low or lower than expected LH and FSH indicated secondary? I am not sure what lower than expected means though either.