Hey guys, I just got my labs back from the doctor. I'm not on TRT, but considering it as an option if it would help. For several years now I've had severe joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, and just generally felt shitty. I usually wake up feeling like a one-hundred year old man.
I'm hoping I can get some advice about what my results mean before I talk to the doctor. It looks to me like I'm slightly dehydrated, although I drink a good deal of water. I plan on adding iodine per the stickies, and am in the middle of Wilson's book.
My TT looks fine, but I'm unsure where a FT of 10.2 puts me. Some thing I read suggest anything under 15 for my age range is low, where as others suggest low is in the 6 range. My estradiol is low as well, which I've read can cause joint pain and body fatigue. I'll post the lab and sticky information below.
-age - 29
-height 5' 6''
-waist 36 inches
-describe body and facial hair
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - hips, stomach, general middle area, always been like this.
-health conditions, symptoms
joint pain that shifts and moves around (back is the worst)
brain fog, difficulty concentrating
fatigue (some days much worse than others, but rarley good)
anxiety, social withdrawl (again, some days worse than others)
libdo is still decent, althoguh not the same as it used to be.
-Supps - glutamine, creatine, 4g fish oils, multi vitamin, glucosamin, Vit D.
-describe diet - 1600 off days (lower carbs). 1900 on days- 50-60g fat a day.
-training - 4 day split, a little cardio if I have the energy
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? no
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - still have
Glucose 70-100 mg/dL 88
BUN 6-22 mg/dL 23
Creatinine 0.80-1.30 mg/dl 0.98
BUN/Creatinine Ratio 15.0-20. 23.5
Sodium 135-145 meq/L 139
Potassium 3.5-5.3 meq/L 4.3
Chloride 99-110 meq/L 100
CO2 23-32 meq/L 29
Anion Gap with K 6-20 meq/L 14
Calcium 8.5-10.2 mg/dL 9.7
Protein Total 5.5-8.2 g/dL 7.7
Albumin 3.5-5.0 g/dL 4.9
Alkaline Phosphatase 30-125 U/L 61
AST - SGOT 0-33 U/L 33
ALT - SGPT 0-36 U/L 43
Bilirubin Total 0.2-1.2 mg/dL 0.9
eGFR Non-African American >=60 mL/min/1.73m2 90
eGFR African American >=60 mL/min/1.73m2 >90
Fasting Yes, No, Unknown No
T4 Free 0.7-1.5 ng/dL 1.0
T3 Free 1.7-3.7 pg/mL 2.4
TSH 0.40-5.00 uIU/mL 1.59
Estradiol 25-50 pg/mL 20
Testosterone 240-871 ng/dL 707
Testosterone Free 46.0-224.0 pg/mL 102.6