You’ve got pretty much the exact same results as me.
My Total T levels were lower (ranged from 14-17nmol/l), but SHBG the same.
I went on TRT a few months back as that put my Free T under range and I was sick of feeling like crap. Had my SHBG been normal, I’d have been apprehensive, but to be honest, 15nmol/l is not that great anyway considering I’m healthy and mid 20’s.
Feeling better already, not dramatically, but for sure. It’s still early days.
Were your SHBG levels normal I wouldn’t even think twice about staying away from TRT, as your total T levels would be acceptable.
Not encouraging you to hop on TRT, just sharing my experience.
Unfortunately there isn’t a tonne of reliable ways to lower SHBG. It’d be responsible to try and find out why it may be elevated before making any decisions. On a plus side, if you do go the TRT route, E2 will be much easier to manage with high SHBG (I’m on 150mg/week + HCG and my E2 is still only 20).
Also, the lancets they send you in the pack for the finger prick are awful. My first try was a bloody mess. If you do decide on TRT (and again, I’m not encouraging it), and you’ll be doing regular tests, invest in a lancet and needles for diabetes - you can adjust how deep they go on most of them. I now just need one painless prick in my middle finger on the highest setting and it’s pretty easy to fill the vial.
Best of luck, hopefully you get some other opinions and knowledge. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.