I just got a saliva test done to check my cortisol levels mainly…
Crossfit 5 days a week
No libido, or morning wood
20% bf all lower abs and love handles
I wanted some advice because my doctor puts my symptoms down to having anxiety/depression since I was 14. I’m not depressed any more but I do get anxiety…mainly about not feeling like I used to i.e manly.
I seem to feel better in the middle of a cycle of a test booster containing d-aspartic acid but within days of cycling off I feel like shit again.
creatine 5g a day
fish oil: 6g daily
vitamin D: 10,000iu daily
magnesium: 2000mg daily
bcaas pre-post workout
adrenal support supplement, rhodiola, ginseng, zinc, maca, vit c hydrocortisone
eating between 2300-3000 calories
225protein, 275 carbs, 70fat or there abouts
Here are my results:
DHEA: 36.5nmol/l range 5.0-30.0
Andro: 4.2nmol/l range 1.0-10.7
Test: 126.0pmol/l range 100-720.0
salivary dht: 2.5pg/ml range 2.0-10.0
e2: 9.0pmol/l range 1.0-6.0
e1: 20.0pg/ml range 9.6-20.0
test/dht ratio: 50.4 range 10.0-350.0
andro/e1 ratio: 0.21 range 0.05-1.10
They summarized by saying I had high e2 and low t and suggested topical creams etc to fix. Any advice would be great.
Contemplating asking my doctor for more assistance but she is not very willing to venture down the path I want to take.