I have been on TRT for a year now - taking 200mg/wk TC, 250iu EOD hCG, and 1mg/wk Adex. My T levels and E2 are stable (though the hCG doesn’t really help with the testicular atrophy so feel free to chime in if you have any suggestions about that one).
A little over a month ago I found out I was hypoadrenal and started taking Cortef. At the time the labs were taken that confirmed my low cortisol (poor results from ACTH Stim test and saliva test), I also had a thyroid panel and was wondering if the results need to be followed up on as I am still having some issues with fatigue. With the introduction of Cortef I am doing much better, but don’t quite feel “there” yet.
Labs done 10/9:
TSH 2.24mIU/mL (.40-4.5)
fT3 2.9pg/mL (2.3-4.2)
TT3 100ng/dL (76-181)
fT4 1.0ng/dL (.8-1.8)
Thyroglobulin Antibodies <20 (<20)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies <10 (<35)
Labs done as part of a different battery of tests by primary doc 9/25:
TSH .91uIU/mL (.27-4.2) Different lab, different range
Homocysteine 7umol/L (<11)
rT3 22.1ng/dL (13.5-34.2)
So, even though everything is “in range” I was wondering if there is anything out of the ordinary that I should check on next time I get labs done. I have more lab numbers available if necessary, but felt that this would be enough to determine whether I’m having thyroid issues.
Also, if anyone would like to weigh in on hCG not making my testicle (just the one, lost the other to cancer) normal-sized that would be great too, but I’m more concerned with the thyroid stuff at this point. The hCG has gotten rid of the pain I was having, and help a little with the recession, but the guy doesn’t hang as low or is as big as he used to be. I’ve tried lowering the T dose, but that doesn’t make a difference and I feel noticeably worse when I take less testosterone.