I am a male, 56, 200 lbs, 6' in pretty good shape. For the last 5 years I have had clasic adrenal exhaustion syptoms that were argavated by any physical activity, or working out. (depresion, sleep problems, cold even though it's hot, lack of sexual desire, very tired, unable to lose weight, diggestive problems, listles, irritated etc.)
I finally got some test done and need help to figure them out.
All the standard test all ok, except total choles. 275. (>250 high risk)
HDL 82 Optimal
Triglyc. 121 Optimal
LDL 56 Optimal
So the all the other choles. are optimal and ratios are optimal. (I think total is high because low testestorone)
Hemoglobin is little low: 13.3 ( 14-18)
Hematocrit is also low: 39,3 (41-51)
Lymphocyte high?: 45 (20-45)
Total T3 is low: 87 (87-178)
Total T4 is low: 6.09 (6.09-12.23)
Teststerone low: 2.98 (3-10.6)
DHEA-Sulphate low: 148 (80-560)
GH 0.03 (0-10)
I have not been able to workout over the last year and have gained 10 lbs of fat. My viceral fat went form 15% to 18%, which is high. BMI is 30% and total fat is 30%...all too high.
I did not have any adrenal test, because they don't have salaiva test here. But I did some of the home test last year and they showed that I had adrenal issues.
There test were done in Thailand and I am going to see a doctor here, but like to educate myself about this first. Doctors here are notorious of just giving you something without too much thinking about the long term effects.
All in all I do feel pretty good now that I have taken a year off training; I wake up feeling fresh, sex is happening, mood is up etc, but I am worried about low test results effect in the long run.
I have been taking daily 2 x 7 KETO DHEA 25 mg and 1 Pregnolone 50 mg for few months and they and rest have really uplifted my spirits and tiredness. I still get shiwers from time to time and feel cold even though it's hot. So there still are issues to be resolved.
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tim