So this isn't a typical question, and I couldn't find any useful info searching. Also I understand this is the steroids forum but I'm a lurker and you guys seem to know your shit. So here goes:
I had a full Male Salivary Profile done with some strange results. I originally went to my Doctor last year for my yearly with blood work. I got my total T checked and it was low. 10nmol/L or around 286 for you guys.
Anyway, I know total levels aren't to important, more the free levels. So like I said I got the Salivary done, the results are as follows:
Estradiol - 2.2 (0.8-6.6)pg/ml
Testosterone - 251 (43-135)pg/ml
DHEAS - 27 (4-15)ng/ml
Cortisol AM - 10.3 (2-11)ng/ml
Then a 3 more cortisol's which were all normal. Now my Naturopathic Doctor and I are baffled how the hell my Natural T is that high and yet I can't seem to "use" it.
I'm not huge, but have some size. Nothing special, I'm not lean (17%) and not all that strong lol. I have been training hard/consistent for 3+ years and on/off before that. I got a good knowledge when it comes to myself and how I handle foods/training.
Basically I'm cutting right now but can't seem to get Lean. With those kinds of Numbers I should be bigger/leaner as agreed with my Doc.
He believes my Receptors might be "Down regulated". Anyone heard of this naturally?
He also said two other things: My liver might not be metabolizing the hormones (so we're doing a sort of fix there) and I might be "Backed up in the pipes". We're doing a GI de-tox right now too.
One other thing I believe would be a big factor is I work alternating night shifts as well. My sleep is less than stellar.
Besides taking "Receptormax" anyone have any Idea how to become sensitive to the T? I came to the doc with Low T symptoms so this is a huge shock (blessing?) for me lol.
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, not sure where to post or who to ask.
Oh, one thing to add - This does correlate with Poliquin's Biosig as well. I've gotten my Biosig taken a couple times, and as high as 20% BF I still had a relatively low 6mm Tricep fold. Not sure how to attack this situation.