Brief background: I am a 25 year old male. I had my testosterone tested after my brother had his levels tested, and came back low (we exhibit many of the same symptoms).
My ORIGINAL test results were as follows:
Testosterone, Total : 235 ng/dl (Range: 250-1100)
% Free: 2.55 (Range: 1.5-2.2)
Test, Free: 59.9 pg/ml (Range: 35.0 - 155.0)
DHEA Sulfate: 321 mcg/dl (Range: 110-510)
FSH: .8 mIU/ml (Range: 1.6 - 8.0)
LH: 2.0 mIU/ml (Range: 1.5-9.3)
Progesterone: 0.8 ng/mL (range: <1.4)
Estradiol: 26 pg/mL (range: 13-54)
I began seeing a really good sports medcine doctor in SoCal, and he decided to try to 'clomid test' on me first to see if my testes would respond. He put me on a pretty high dosage: 50mn per day for about 2 months. After two months, my results were as follows (received these today):
POST 'Clomid Test' Results:
(reference ranges are the same as above, used the same lab, Quest Diagnostics)
Test, Total: 1,117
% Free: 3.00
Test, Free: 334.6
DHEA: Didn't test this time
Needless to say, I was pretty shocked by the huge jump in my testosterone. I have an appointment with my doctor in the morning where I'm sure I'll get some questions answered - but I'm curious for thoughts of members here, based on what limited information you see above.
I also am confused because I know while I was on the clomid, I do not think I felt the effects of testosterone at 1100 levels. I did NOT have any morning erections, I still felt tired a lot (probably from the higher estradiol), and although my libido was a bit higher, there was not a marked improvement in libido or energy levels. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I'd read on another forum of others NOT feeling the effects of increased testosterone when the increase came from clomid.