1st off, I apologize for starting yet another thread on this. Just wasn't sure where to put it. I will make this as terse as possible.
Had my TT and FT tested earlier this year.
TT - 346 range: 240 - 950 NG/DL
FT - 15 range: 9 - 31
Symptoms: all of them, minus loss of body hair
Was referred to an Endo who was more than willing to put me on androgel, or injections, if I wanted. I took the script for Androgel. He thought HCG was for weight loss only and had never considered an AI for anyone. Great guy. Very easy to talk to and honest. Said he doesn't feel comfortable scripting HCG or an AI, as he is not that well versed in them in reference to TRT. I offered to bring/e-mail him info on them and he, amicably and honestly, said that HRT wasn't enough of his business to warrant diverting research time to it. Yeah, pissed me off too.
He did an ultrasound of my thyroid and said it looked great. Also more blood work.
TSH - 3.30 range: .49 - 4.0 MCIU/ML
Fr. Thyroine (T4) - .79 range: .6 - 2.0 NG/DL
FSH - 3.33 range: .7 - 11.1 MIU/ML
LH - 4.29 range: .8 - 7.6 MIU/ML
Prolactin - 5.95 range: 2.5 - 13.0 NG/ML
Anything there look abnormal? Or indicative of an issue?
As to the Androgel, there is no way I am getting on it without, at least, HCG or a like alternative. Unfortunately, this is the only Endo in town. Anti-aging docs? Forget it. I live in OK. The Endo did suggest, if I really want HCG, to go to a weight loss doc. I am sure I could get it, as I have been putting on weight, but that would stop when the weight disappeared. So I would be back to square one.
I am going to hit my GP up about the HCG and AI. We have a great relationship, but I would be surprised if he would feel comfortable going there, as it is well outside his area of expertise. Barring that, I am going to see if HE can find a Urologist that is actually up on TRT.
In the interim, I think I am going to try Alpha Male again. I was on it for about 3 weeks. After a week and a half, I did feel stronger, less fatigue, more aggression (when lifting), increased libido. It didn't seem to do anything for the cognitive issues, but maybe in time.
Any suggestions? Thanks...