I’ve been reading this forum for a long time but never actually joined, so this is my first post!
I am running self-prescribed TRT, being an underground lab I could not be sure of dosage at all, but I dosed at 200mg e7d, expecting the gear to be underdosed.
As it turns out from my readings, I think it’s pretty well dosed. I took the following blood tests:
Total T - 1334 ng/dL
Free T - 30.9 pg/mL
E2 - 26.1 pg/mL
Total T - 896 ng/dL
Free T - 21.9 pg/mL
E2 - 16.3 pg/mL
Now first off, how do these results look? I neglected to test for SHBG since I didn’t think I would need it, possibly a mistake now as I am not sure if my free test is low, or okay.
What I am finding very confusing is that in some places (and on my results for example), the range is 8.3 - 40.1 which puts me in an okay place. However in other places, I read that the minimum should be 35, and can go up well over 200 pg/mL.
As well, I hear that free T should be over 2% of total T. Therefore if I convert my trough free T to ng/dL it is 2.19 ng/dL, which is 0.24% of 896.
What am I missing/getting confused with here?!