I just finishing up a restart and not sure it really told me anything.
I have an old thread here somewhere. Summary:
36 years old. Verified low T for a few years now. Started with SSRI I believe. Recently tried SNRI and it tanked again. Been off that for awhile and just tried a restart. T levels over the last three years or so:
224 - on SSRI
327 - off SSRI. Fixed poor sleep. Cleaned up diet.
531 - AlphaMale
448 - Got DHEA up via transdermal Mag. Seemed to help. Fixed high E2 (edit: AI used to lower E2)
323 - on SNRI. Was sick so disregarded. Was trying to test the effects of DAA
298 - on SNRI. Still on DAA. Still on SNRI
All were Labcorp so ng/dl with range of 348-1197. Nothing but SNRI changed since 448 test.
I did 20mg of Tamoxifen for 4 weeks. Got tested week 3. Tapering and adding anti-E stuff now.
LH - 5.2 mIU/mL (1.7-8.6)
FSH - 4.2 mIU/ml (1.5-12.4)
Total Test - 429 ng/dl (348-1197)
Free Test - 9.2 pg/ml (8.7-25.1)
E2 - 48.6 pg/ml (7.6-42.6) expected this to be high. Wanted to test to verify SERM was good and see if I needed anti-E afterwards.
My E2 levels have been around 20 for a few years now, most recently even lower, so the SERM was good and did what it was supposed to. I am thinking LH should have been higher on the SERM. Any feedback on that? Am I correct in thinking I may have a bit of secondary?
I don't think primary can be ruled out given the lowish T with mid level LH. Could give HCG a run but am inclined to find out if/why I am secondary first. Guess I could have also run the SERM a bit longer to see if testes came back on line a bit more.
I don't feel terrible at 400, just not like virile man I was not too long ago. 400 feels a hell of a lot better than 200-300. Energy is ok and I'm not a complete sack of shit. Definitely not content to stay at 400 though.
Some crazy shit was happening at the end of my SNRI run. Really bad night sweats, even with the window open in the dead of winter. Blurred vision on and off. Really low T. I was expecting high prolactin, but that checked out fine when I got off the SNRI. Not tested during.
I have an appt with a new endo next month. Will probably get tested again before my visit. Hopefully this one knows his head from his ass. I'd like to get a comprehensive look at adrenals and thyroid. Not expecting much there, but would be nice to make sure. When my test was 323 last year I had the following:
TSH - 1.94 (seems to fluctuate between this and just below 1)
Free T4 - 1.29 ng/dl (.82-1.77)
Free T3 - 3.5 pg/ml can't recall what the range was but seems like 3.4-3.9 is pretty good.