Alright story time. About a year and a half ago I began feeling incredibly fatigued. Muscle weakness, and just always tired, dozing off at like 6PM on the couch. I was only 36, and couldn’t explain it. Well my testosterone was tested repeatedly and was at a range between 180 - 250 with the range being 240 - 1100.
So me and my doctor figured that was the issue. Well I was on cream, and then switched to injections. I’m not feeling any better. Still dealing with the fatigue, and muscle weakness. So I saw on these forums that the thyroid could be the culprit. Here is what I can tell you about my thyroid background
My dad, and one of my siblings are on hypothyroid medication, as was my grandmother, and some of my cousins. So a family history.
My TSH levels over the years have been:
12/14 2.71. 12/15 2.7. 6/16 3.12. 5/17 2.91. 1/18 3.23
Free T3 5/12 3.0 1/18 3.9 Range 2.5 - 3.9
Free T4 from 12/14 - 1/18 it’s always 0.8 Range 0.6 - 1.2
My body temperature a couple weeks ago upon waking was:
So I’m thinking that the body temp is low, and must be thyroid. But my recent body temp has come up.
Then last night before bed it was 96.6
then this morning 97.4
I do notice that the days it’s over 97 I feel worse. Like I’m coming down with something, or have a cold. So think maybe it’s my body trying to fight an infection or something. I’m really kinda confused because for one full week my temp was low, but now it’s more close to normal range I think…
Last doctor appointment from my 1/18 results said my Thyroid looked great… So any advice would be great. P.S. Over the last 4 years I have been under the range for anemia, and suspect I have magnesium deficiency based on symptoms, and risk factors (high stress, not a magnesium rich diet). Thank you!
Edit: Another thing I read that hypothyroidism can lower SHBG. My levels tested have been:
Range 10 - 57