I could use some help in understanding whats up with the TRT and in prep for an upcoming doctors appointment.
I'm 45 years old, active male 6' about 210lbs ~20%BF. for the past year or so I've had less energy and difficulty recovering from exercise. General fatigue. I had my doctor run some blood work and found the following POST TRT lab results:
LH 5.8iu/l (1.2-8.6)reference
FSH 4.3iu/l (1.3=19.3) reference
free test 238 pmol/l *196-636) referenec
total test 10 nmol/l(6-27) refernce
Doctor said it was normal, however, for my age I felt it was too low so pushed for TRT. Started on testim 5g 1 tube per day for 3 months
Ran blood at the end of 2.5 months, and both free test and totat test dropped dramatically - although my estrodiol appears to be normal range.
free test 142 pmol/l *196-636) referenec
total test 7 nmol/l(6-27) refernce.
estrodiol (E2) 85pmol/l 0.0 - 172.00 reference *converts to 23pg/ml ( i understand 20-25 is optimal for male)
The doctor upped the dosage to 1.5 tubes of testim per day. Ran blood work at 5 month mark and test dropped even further. What is going on?
free test 113 pmol/l *196-636) referenec
total test 5.6 nmol/l(6-27) refernce.
Unfortunately, we did not run E2 levels this time, but was perfectly normal just a few months ago so I'm thinking it may be something else.
Is it possible that I just dont absorb transderamals well? Or could it be that its converting to DHT? And if so can that happen and not spike up E2?
Interested to learn of others experiences and what I may explore with my doctor.
thanks in advance for your input