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It is thought that my pituitary gland no longer works due to a concussion that I suffered years ago. That, or something like Klinefelterâ??s Syndrome. Going to be beginning TRT in a few weeks, most likely. Iâ??m currently a student in the northeast, but Iâ??m from the South and have been going through an endocrinologist from my small hometown.
I got a brain MRI, which came back negative, as well as a colonoscopy and an upper GI regarding my mysterious aenemia. Came back negativeâ??they believe the aenemia is being caused by the low T levels.
In your case/thread opening post:
-describe body and facial hair: Grow both body and facial hair at a normal/average rate.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: mostly in lower back and legs, hasnâ??t really changed.
-health conditions, symptoms [history] : aenemia since 2010; only got my T levels tested because I noticed a long-term drop in libido. Suffered a concussion of some degree my roughly 7 years ago.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever
-lab results with ranges
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] : High fat, high protein, low carb. Chicken breasts, ground beef, a TON of fish (canned mackerel, canned tuna), lots of whey, lots of green vegetables, eggs.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]: 2 hours of weight training per day. Walk on treadmill sometimes.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? No.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed : I almost never have them anymore.
here are the labs: * indicates low value
12/13/2011 “normal range”
wbc 4.9 4-10.5
hgb 8.2 * hemoglobin 12.5-17
hct 27.9 * hematocrit 36-50
platelet 245 140-415
iron bind cap tibc 507 250-450
iron, serum 14 * 40-155
iron saturation 3 * 15-55
estradiol 11.1 7.6-42.6
tsh 2.42 .450-4.500
prolactin 13.6 4-15.2
lh 0.8 * 1.7-8.6
fsh 2.1 1.5-12.4
testosterone, serum 44 * 348-1197
testosterone, serum 32 * 348-1197
celiac disease serology cascade 165 61-356
tissue transglutaminase Ab, IgA, S less than 1.2 less than 4 (negative)
acth 23 10-60
cortisol 8.7 4-22
vitamin B 12 level 843 208-964
somatomedin C 236 116-341
Sodium NA 138 136-145
Potassium K 4.4 3.5-5.1
Chloride Cl 102 100-109
Glucose 88 70-100
BUN level 25 5-25 blood, urea, nitrogen
Creatinine level 0.9 0.57-1.25
Calcium 9.1 8.8-10.6
Total protein 6.8 6-8.3
Albumen 4.2 3.5-5
Bili T 0.2 0.2-1.2
Alk P 69 40-150
AST (SGOT) 44 10-58
ALT (SGPT) 63 5-50
Anion Gap 8 8-16
thyroxine free 0.82 0.70-1.48
hemoglobin 9.4 * 12.5-17
hematocrit 30.8 * 36-50
platelets 191 140-415