This is a clear case of hypothyroidism and further effort is required. This problem might be from iodine deficiency caused by not using iodized salt and/or vitamins that list iodine+selenium. Can also be or progressed to a thyroid auto immune disease state and your doctor can run a panel for that.
We often see damage from training in a state of low-T and low thyroid function because natural energy levels are low and training is fueled by will power and adrenalin which causes adrenal fatigue. The fact that we are seeing such a very low level of your adrenal hormone DHEA [DHEA-S] makes your adrenal state more suspect. To further understand this, please have lab for ‘AM Cortisol’ and do this at 8AM or 1 hour after waking up.
Find [in USA] 25mg DHEA in vitamin display shelves. Rx in other parts of the world. Seems to be getting available in Canada.
See the thyroid basics sticky noting references to:
- illnesses, infections, inflammation, chronic
- adrenal fatigue
- Wilson’s book
Please evaluate overall thyroid function via oral body temperatures - see below.
Your E2 is too high, you need anastrozole to manage near E2-22pg/ml.
- self inject T 50mg twice a week, subq with #29 1/2" 0.5ml insulin syringes
- 0.5mg anastrozole at time of injections
- 250iu hCG subq EOD to preserve testes
When you inject once a week, T levels peak then drop and then labs represent only one moment in time. Suspect that you did labs on day 7.
Low thyroid function also promotes fat gain and thwarts fat loss.
Post all labs, not just hormones.
fT4 [please not T3, T4]
thyroid immune panel
If you are iodine deficient and start supplementing iodine, there is real risk if selenium deficient and a supplement is critical. Find a high potency B-complex multi-vit with trace elements including 150mcg iodine and 150-200 mcg selenium.
Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category
- advice for new guys - need more info about you
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.
I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.
The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.