Hi, im interested in getting TRT because last few times ive had it tested it was in the lowest normal range both times were testing in the morning where i should be having the highest T levels of the day. I have also been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis where anti-bodies are attacking the thyroid mistakely. So for my hypothyroidism im also taking 100mg of Thyroxine (T4) daily for life. The T4 hasn’t help much in improving my T levels but i feel a lot better than before.
Im about 6"2, 106kgs guessing about 18-20% BF, This is my second year of bodybuilding training, training all the bodyparts once a week 3 to 4 times a week (12 sets for larger bodyparts, 8 sets for smaller bodyparts)
Cardio: I do post-workout 20-30min low-mod intensity. If i have enough energy i try to do HIIT cardio twice a week on off days.
Calories are about 2200-2400 a day for cutting. My maintainence is 3000.
Eating 6 meals a day. Most are fish & rice, chicken & oatmeal, tuna & sweet potatoes, egg whites & oatmeal. I eat a lot of vegetables and a little bit of fruit and skim milk.
Supplementing with: Concentrated fish oils 5 capsules a day (2500mg DHA, 500mg EPA), Glutamine 15g a day, Vitamin C 2g a day, ZMA, Protein, Vitargo (Post-workout).
My latest blood tests:
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - 7.72 High 1-5 being normal
Free Thyroxine (T4) - 15.0
Triiodothyroxine Free (T3) - 5.2
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) - 5.4 *
Luteinising Hormone (LH) - 1.9 *
Prolactin = 105
Testosterone - 11.5 normal being 8 - 26 nmol/L
DHEAS - 4.5 *
Growth Hormone - 5.4
IGF-1 - 41.5
Thyroglobulin Antibodies - 48 *
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies - 2069 Very High
(all i see is an asterix next to a few of these results don’t know what they mean the endo said its all normal lol yeah right, and he didn’t give me any info on what the normal ranges of the other hormones are or in what units they are measured in… hopefully some of you guys have a clue if anything is low etc)
My symptoms are as follows though a few of these things have improved a bit from the T4 but not much:
ï¿½?ï¿½ Hair growth is scarse, facial hair grows only on the lower part of the jaw,very little hair growth.
ï¿½?ï¿½ No sex drive.
ï¿½?ï¿½ Sleeping long hours unable to wake up till Iï¿½??ve slept at least 10 hours waking up earlier leaves me fatigued and exhausted throughout the rest of the day
ï¿½?ï¿½ Sometimes feeling exhausted
ï¿½?ï¿½ Joint paint in the knuckles and sometimes in the knees
ï¿½?ï¿½ Gain weight easily despite consistent diet, weight training and cardio, canï¿½??t lose bodyfat.
ï¿½?ï¿½ Hair is brittle and falls out easily
ï¿½?ï¿½ Waking up in the middle of the night frequently
ï¿½?ï¿½ Can get extremely bad water retention in the abdominal, lower back and inner thigh area.
The biggest issue i’m having is in trying to lose bodyfat its extremely difficult almost impossible, i shouldn’t be having this much trouble losing weight/getting lean at my age.
If the doctor doesn’t help me i’m going to do a Test/Tren cycle for 10 weeks. 500mg of Test E for 10 weeks and 200mg of Tren E for 8 weeks as well as Armidex with Clomid and Nolva PCT.
Any help would be great, I’m hoping to get my life back on track as this condition has screwed me up.