34 years old
I've battled obesity since childhood, always must think about eating and exercise. I have thyroid info going back to 1993. Always on the low side, goes clinical low when dieting, never prescribed any supplemental Thyroid. Carry fat like a woman. Some Gyno.
Question: Why is my thyroid low? Is current T reading reasonable? Plan to introduce Ai based on E2 levels.
In 2008, started noticing slow recovery, fatigue, aches/pains and basically no interest in training although pressed on. Libido low.
This got progressively worse through 2011.
Went to my General Doc here is what we found.
All EZ Quest
9/2008: Test, T: 340 ng/dL;
T F: 56.8 pg/mL
TSH: 1.89 (.40-4.5 mIU/L
05/11: Test, T: 225 ng/dL; (241-827)
FSH 3.5 (1.6-8 mIU/mL);
LH 3.8 (1.5-9.3 mIU/mL)
Prolactin: 7.6 (2.0-18.0)
E2: 16 (13-54 pg/ML)
Put on 200 mg Test-C monthly at this point. Single injection, remeasure at low point.
07/11: Test T: 210 ng/dL
Doc increased dosage to 200 mg every 2 weeks. Remeasure at low point in 120 days.
**NOTE: Minor improvement in perceived libido - very cyclical (assume due to shots spread too far apart). Substantial weight gain - increase waist circumference to 38-39" from 36". Some bloating. Some gains in strength - bench up considerably. The increase in body fat was not expected. Some shortness of breathe.
11/11: Doc ordered full labs and E2 at my request.
Test T 356 ng/dL (241-827)
2.5 % Free;
E2 37 (13-54 pg/ML) **Increased 200%)
Prolactin: 5.7 (2.0-18.0 ng/dL)
TSH: 2.76; (.40-4.5 mIU/L) Much higher than previously
T3 Uptake: 49 (22-35%); High
T-4 Total: 2.6 (4.5-12.0 mcg/dL); LOW
Free T4 1.3 (1.4-3.8) LOW
So, bottom line. My diet isn't great. I do drink alcohol. I'm doing 5-6 days/week of 30-60 min cardio sessions including running and spinning. I've switched to circuit weight training for 30-40 min 2x/week with HR around 130. I'm getting fatter.
Doc has ordered a Thyroid rescan in 30 days.