Went to see a Urologist. Had to wait 1 hr 45 mins to see him, prescribes Clomid, no tests, completely discounts my concerns about E2( I had just spent 2 weeks sitting at home with swollen feet ). I mention sore and shrinking Testicles, he checks and says they seem fine to him! He didn’t have an answer when I asked what his point of reference was since he hadn’t seen them before. He finally agrees to test for E2 to “shut me up because I’m barking up the wrong tree” and he’s never seen an E2 issue in men before.
A week later I call for results and get the lab tech who says the results were normal.
Me “Normal? What was the result?”
M “55! Really?!? what’s the range?”
LT “<56, everything is fine, no red flags.”
Me " So at 55 I’m okay, but at 57 I have a problem?"
LT “At 57 the Dr. would want to monitor it more closely.”
M “Great!” FIRED!!!
On to the next Dr. who “Specializes in HRT” but doesn’t really use AI’s or HCG except for diets.
5’7" stocky, no big growth spurts but lots of body hair, usually add muscle pretty easily but have never been able to completely lose the spare tire, even at my leanest
usually 175 to 185 lbs, in the past 2 yrs crept up to 205 after getting REALLY ill on Nexium, which apparently caused me to be Vit D deficient and hypogonadal.
Been taking 4000 iu vit D, 3 Men’s over 45 multi’s and 3000mg fish oil daily and doing the T Cyp progression from 1/m to E2W to currently MWF(3/40mg) 120 mg but no HCG or AI because I can’t find a Dr with a clue.
Labs taken 8:00 am Thursday 8/19 morning/fasting
They were supposed to test for Vit D also but didn’t.
Glucose 100mg/dl 65-100
Bun 14mg/dl 8-25
creatine 1.1mg/dl .8-1.4
eGFR non african am. 72ml/min/1.73 >60
calculated bun/creat 13 6-28
sodium 138meq/l 133-146
potassium 3.9meq/l 3.5-5.3
chloride 101meq/l 97-110
CO2 28meq/l 18-30
calcium 8.9mg/dl 8.5-10.5
protien total 6.7g/dl 6.0-8.4
albumin 4.1g/dl 2.9-5.0
calculated globulin 2.6g/dl 2.0-3.8
calculated A/G ratio 1.6 0.9-2.5
bilirubin total 0.5mg/dl 0.1-1.3
alkaline phospatase 62
Cholesterol 239mg/dl <200 was 165 a few months ago when I was doing monthly T shots???
triglycerides 303mg/dl <150 was also fine at last check
hdl 41mg/dl >39
calculated ldl 137mg/dl <100
risk ratio ldl/hdl 3.35 ratio <3.55
( I swear all cholesterol #'s were good at last check about 6 mos ago ??? Maybe from excess E2 aromitization?)
LH <0.1 miu/ml 1.0-9.0 *of course
FSH 0.3 miu/ml 1.5-14.0 * "
Magnesium 2.3mg/dl 1.3-2.3
Prolactin 8.0ng/ml 3.0-30.0
T4 thyroxine 6.1ug/dl 4.4-12.4
cortisol am specimen 16ug/dl 7-25
WBC 8.3k/ul 4.0-11.0
RBC 5.24m/ul 4.10-5.70
hemoglobin 15.9g/dl 13.0-17.0
hematocrit 46.1 % 37.0-49.0
MCV 88.0 fl 80-100
MCH 30.3pg 27.0-34.0
MCHC 34.5g/dl 11.0-15.0
RDW 13.6 % 11.0-15.0
neutrophils 56 % 40-74
lymphocytes 29 % 19-48
monocytes 12 % 4-13
eosinophils 2 % 0-7
basophils 1 % 0-2
platelet count 296k/ul 130-400
estradiol 33pg/ml <56
DHEA sulfate 96 ug/dl 82-455
insulin 11 uiu/ml 6-27
PSA total 0.9 ng/ml <4.0
Free T3 3.5pg/ml 2.3-4.2
TSH 2.4uiu/ml 0.3-5.1
testosterone 799ng/dl 241-827
SHBG 9 nmol/l 13-71
calc free test 28.6 ng/dl 6.0-27.0
dihydrotestosterone 324.0 pg/ml 106.0-719.0
somatomedin-c 296 ng/ml range by age 41-55 yrs 87-267
This guy wants to prescribe his “specially compounded” T Cyp 150mg/week and 50 mg DHEA but wants to hold off on HCG or any AI. Then he starts pushing HGH really aggressively saying even though I was at 296 and the goal is 300 (platelets I guess), I’ll feel SOOOO much better with $400/month in HGH.
Hmmmmmm, let me think about that one. He sends in the script and I leave. Several hours later his nurse calls to tell me my script is ready, but I need to give her my CC info because I pay there but p/u at the pharmacy, and did the Dr discuss price w/me. Sure he did I say, $150 for 10ml Tcyp (seems a little high, but whatever) and $50.00 for 1 mos. DHEA. She laughs, silly Dr. Tcyp is $270.00 for 10 ML!!! WOW!!! I’m gonna have to consider that and call you back…
So I call the compounding pharmacist and ask if the Tcyp is any different that what I’ve been getting at Walgreens for $108.00. Nope, exactly the same stuff. Hmmm…what about different doses, what would that cost for 150mg/ml 10ml bottle?
Wow, $180.00 for calling in a script.
When I call the Dr back to tell him to get bent, the ofc mgr acts so surprised and will be sure to tell the Dr because he needs to know what’s going on…YEAH RIGHT…FOAD!
Is my experience typical here?
Are there really that many unscrupulous/uneducated Drs out there?
Might be worth a drive from Austin to DFW…