Your facial hair indicates that you have never been fully virilized by testosterone.
Thyroid lab ranges are bogus and hide many problems.
TSH should be nearer to 1.0
T3, T4, fT3, fT4 should be mid-range or a bit higher.
You can eval your overall thyroid function by checking your oral body temperatures:
- when you first wake up, should be 97.7-87.8F, higher is OK, 97.3 is a problem
- also check 37C/98.6F mid-afternoon
If body temps are low:
- this can be caused by iodine deficiency
- do you use iodized salt?
- what is iodized there? salt? bread? dairy?
In the 2nd post of the 1st forum thread, follow these links:
- advice for new guys
- things that damage your hormones
- thyroid basics explained
- finding a TRT doc
Labs, please fill in what is missing:
TT= 8nmol/L 5.0-25
prolactin=3, quite low
CBC - done
cholesterol - done
LH is low and T is consistent with that.
Prolactin is not a cause
E2 [estradiol] might be, lab not done
Need to see what else is going on:
AM cortisol [at 8AM please]
Low T, low thyroid function can take away your energy and both have many symptoms in common which can compound the problem. [Low cortisol simply slows you down - unknown]
Different labs have different ranges. Or you had a birthday and dropped into a different age adjusted range. From a TRT point of view, you want youthful levels, not age adjusted.
Your description of how you feel speaks to testosterone and thyroid levels. AM cortisol should be tested.
Sometimes correction of a thyroid problem can allow for some T recovery.
Please follow and read the suggested links.
How has stress shaped your life?
Any major accidents, illnesses, crisis, surgeries, infections?
Over training and starvation diets can be harmful.