So I have been off of caffeine for a little over 2 weeks now and I had another follow up test primarily because my sleep quality has improved dramatically.
Reference ranges are listed at 250-1100 total and 35-150 free
In my first test, my total T was 231 and free was 39
On my second test done in the morning with a reduction in training was 340 and 62
The third one, off of caffeine for 2 weeks and sleeping much better was 400 and 70
which puts me in a gray area. I would say that I am not symptomatic. I feel excellent, and I am getting into good workouts without caffeine now. Probably will just stay off of it at this point. I had gained about 15 unwanted abdominal pounds leading up to my initial test I assume due to running on cortisol so I think it would be worth it to work off some of the weight through January now that I am sleeping so well and feeling more consistent energy throughout the day. A 70 free (reference 35-150) given that I would call myself asymptomatic makes it hard for me to consider TRT at this point without at least seeing if getting back to a better weight makes a difference. If nothing else it will get me motivated to jump start my training for 2019, and then decide at the end of the month how to proceed.
I had an A1C and it came in at 5.3 which I expected because of the weight gain (when losing weight I often come in at 4.7-4.8). Also, probably had some stress from physiological withdrawal from caffeine.