Ok. So in the May test. I was sick. I’d just come back from a trip to Thailand. Upon return to Australia. I got the worst flu I’ve ever had. And it lasted about 2 weeks.
I do understand the seriousness of high HCT & how extra Test can have this effect. And also how to try deal with it. (it’s probably one of my 2 main concerns) with TRT. That and raising bad cholesterol.
I do take these every now and again. But I should start everyday.
Like I said. I have led an unhealthy life for the past 10 + years. Always on n off with good nutrition, training and drinking alcohol. Go good for a bit and then fall back, further, from bad habits.
So around 6 months ago. In late March to April. I started on the good road again. And once I’ve been back from overseas at the end of May. I’ve committed 100%. I was surprised some of my results hadn’t lowered even further since the May tests. But I will continue to eat clean and live a healthy lifestyle to further improve my liver, gut and kidney function… By the way which results give you the kidney readings?
Concerning high ALT and AST (by the way I really thank you for having such an in depth look and paying close attention).
I asked the doctor as to why these had gone up since I’ve made diet and lifestyle changes. He didn’t really explain. Just that it didn’t matter too much about those readings he thought. He was concerned with GGT n ALK.
I drive a truck for work and it does involve heavy lifting at times. But I must say, I have been lifting weights alot more frequently. In the past 4 months. With my new lifestyle. BUT… I NEVER lift REAL heavy. So I’m not sure??
I will buy some pregnenolone supplements and DHEA.
Can you tell that Pregnenolone and DHEA are no good mainly from the CBC results or the hematology report?
The DHEA and rt3 results will be obtained early next week. And I will get pregenolone tested for with the new T3 t4 results…
So you think I’m low in pregnenolone and DHEA and its causing high albumin readings. And bad, gut, liver and kidney function? Again which results give the kidney diagnosis?
I understand albumin binds to free Test and then your body can’t use it.
Even though my numbers are within guideline limits. You feel lowering that albumin number would definitely increase some FT???
I personally hope my GGT and ALK continue to drop with clean eating. Lots of water. And routine exercise.
Whether it makes a difference. I did use Swisse liver detox pills. For the past few months. To try and help the liver do its job better.
I 100% agree with trying to get everything sorted out, before just going into TRT. Everything you’ve explained so far is just top notch. Can’t thank you enough.
I will post the DHEA and rt3 results in a few days and I’ll try get new bloods for pregenolone T3 T4 next week. So I can a get a gauge on my thyroid.
I will continue to eat clean and live a healthy life to try and lower some liver enzymes. Again which are the kidney readings? Cheers.
The past 4 months. To lose 15kg. I’ve eaten mainly eggs, chicken, corn beef and tuna. And just salads, fruits and steamed vegetables.
Its not the most exciting diet but with walking 4km every night, sometimes jogging. It’s definitely been working for fat loss.
But I am at stage where I can’t lose the rest of my gut. And I guarantee its my hormones. As you said. Moderate e levels n shit t levels.
OK. SO THERE WAS THE SENSIBLE ME. NOW.
This is going to feel like a rant lol…
I don’t want you to feel like you’re wasting your time. Because you’re not. So be to be straight up. I will continue my TRT doses of test for the next 31 days. Possibly 62 days. But whilst doing this I will be pro active on continuing to improve my gut, liver, kidney function. With what you’ve told me. Also once I get thyroid results, which more then likely need some work there too. I will be proactive on that.
Correct me I’m wrong. But even though I’ll be injecting exogenous test for a month or two. As long as I continue to improve things at the same time with food and supplements… … And then possibly run some HCG near the end of the 2 months to kick start LH again ((I will do e3d shots if I start to see too much teste shrinkage))… And being proactive with thyroid function if tests reveal I need too. (which they probably will)…
Sooo what I’m trying to say is if I run TRT doses for 2 months. Whilst supplementing and eating things to increase natural production. Some HCG near the end. Some nolva for “PCT” (I’ve got a feeling my body won’t agree with clomid)… If I do it this way… Its POSSIBLE I could potentially get the whole system to start working better and producing more natural test. Yeah?
Given the fact that If lower albumin, get the hcg and nolva to produce more LH. (I’m not worried about fertility). Then IT’S POSSIBLE if everything was in better order I could naturally get higher test levels. And in return “feel better”. It may not happen. But its possible yes. If e2 n SHBG were functioning at good levels with my natural test production??? Its possible you feel???
I can’t see the harm in running 2 months of TRT doses for now (as a short term fix) whilst improving everything else in the background. I know it may seem counterproductive. BUT as long as I’m teaching my body in the background to start to improve gut, liver, kidney function. ((IF PREGENOLONE OR DHEA SUPPS AND A FURTHER HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HELP THIS.)) And I can lower albumin numbers in the background… And then I give it a red-hot crack. After the 2 months… I know suppressing myself again isn’t wise. But if I utilise everything you’ve told me. I can’t see any major issues?
It MAY even bounce back harder???
As it would be starting to get shut off again after all these years and then BOOM!. Gets its first taste of hcg and nolva… Keeping in mind I’ll be using pregnenolone and DHEA supplements for 2 months while on test. To try lower albumin.
So basically, do you see a big issue with running TRT doses for 2 months whilst doing some of the things you’ve mentioned and then starting a hcg, nolva protocol. And then seeing how my levels are again 2 months after that?
I feel it can’t really fuck me over any more then I am atm? So that’s what I’ve sought of committed too for the next 2 months. How do you feel about that?