Hello all. I am very hopeful that you can help me with the issues that I have been going through for a while.
I just got back from the endo with my labs. I have been feeling like shit for a few years now and knew that something wasn’t right and finally decided to get a blood test. All symptoms pointed to low T/high E. Low energy and libido, estrogenic fat gains, shitty performance in the gym, slight depression and anxiety and “brain fog” that has really hurt my performance at work. Not to mention that I am a 29 year old newlywed with an extremely hot wife that I rarely have sex with.
Anyway, I was really up front with the doc about my symptoms and my ideas about what the problem was. He told me to fast for 12 hours and come back to get blood drawn, which I did. I waited to hear something for over a week and finally received a summary of my results from the nurse that said my cholesterol was a couple points above normal and that I should eat better, exercise and come back in a month to draw more blood. WTF!? The only thing that was on the summary that was sent to me was HDL, LDL and triglycerides.
To make a long story short, I went in to the doc’s office and asked for a copy of the lab report, and sure enough my T was really low. The lab did not give me number for E2 which I was not happy about because I asked the doc specifically if they test for it.
My question for you all is how bad is it? I read alot of posts here and the range is much different than what I received on my labs. The results are as follows:
Total T… 92L ng/dl range 97-219
Free T… 1.1 ng/dl range 0.8-1.8
TSH… 3.94 range 0.4-4.5 mIU/L
I am obviously out of range with the total T and on the lower end for free T, but the range given is for adults over 18. Is that to suggest that a 90 year old man should be in the same range as an 18 year old? Seems very odd to group the two together. Everything else that was tested was within range besides total cholesterol (213, range 125-200).
I am very open to the idea of HRT at this point and am fortunate to be within an hour driving distance of Dr. Crisler. Honestly, if money wasn’t an issue I would have already made an appointment with him, but money is tight right now. I would like to know if anybody has some advice and could help me get a read on how bad things are with the ranges given or if I am overreacting.
Thanks for reading guys. Any help you can give to get me out of this mess is much appreciated.