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  1. Low Testosterone and T3


    I am 26 years old and recently found out that I have low testosterone and low T3 total. About a year ago I started a very low calorie and fat diet, only taking in about 1600 calories and under 20 grams of fat a day. I went from 180 lbs to 145 lbs in six months. I was lifting weights and doing cardio 5 to 6 times a week as well as playing hockey 1 to 2 times per week. I have been battling fatigue for 7 years ever since I began taking Paxil for a panic disorder. I ballooned up to 240 lbs after being on Paxil for 6 months and after a 1 1/2- 2 years I got off of it. I went back down to 175 lbs and stayed there until I started my extreme dieting. Two to three months into my extreme dieting I began to experience cold intolerance, low libido, bouts with fatigue, and depression which was also worsened by job related stress.I also started checking my morning body temp.On average it was 95.5 sometimes going as low as 93.9.i started eating around 2500 cals around 60-70g of fat a day and my temp is up to 96.5-96.9 give or take. I finally got my doc to look more into my thyroid and test level and here is my latest blood results



    tsh .78------------>0.40-4.50miu/l
    t4 free1.1--------->0.8-1.8ng/dl
    t3,total 66-------->97-219 ng/dl
    thyroid peroxidase ab <10-------->35 iu/ml
    thyroglobulin ab<20--------->20iu ml

    testosterone183------>241-827 ng/dl

    after these came back he sent me to an endo doc and he is sending me for a pituitary mri and a whole **** load of more blood work but the first thing out of his mouth was putting me on androgel before making any descisions i will post the rest of my blood work here when i get it back but that wont be for a couple weeks just wanted to see if you guys had any thoughts on what this could be is is some more blood work from that day.

    non fasting glucose 66------->65-139mg/dl
    sodium139------------------->135-146mmol/l
    potassium4.2---------------->3.5-5.3mmol/l
    chloride101------------------>98-110mmol/l
    carbon dioxide27------------->21-33mmol/l

    UREA NITROGEN 32----------->7-25mg/dl

    creatinine 0.91--------------->0.50-1.30mg/dl

    BUN/CREATININE RATIO 35---->6-22
    calcium 9.7----------------->8.6-10.2
    protein total 7.9---------->6.2-8.3g/dl

    ALBUMIN 5.4---------------->3.6-5.1g/dl

    globulin,calclated 2.5--------->2.1-3.7g/dl

    A/G RATIO 2.2---------------->1.0-2.1

    bilirubin,total 0.7 ------------->0.2-1.2mg/dl
    alkaline phosphatase 53------->40-115 u/l
    ast 33------------------------>10-40 u/l
    alt 32-------------------------->9-60u/l
    egfr non african>60------------>=60 ml/min/1.73
    uric acid 5.1------------------->4.0-8.0mg/dl
    folate serum 18.7-------------->5.4ng/ml
    iron,total 88------------------->45-175 mcg/dl
    tibc 433----------------------->250-425mcg/dl
    transferrin saturation 26--------->20-50%
    ferritin 169--------------------->20-345ng/m

    my cbc is also fine except for slightly low
    rbc 4.06---------->4.20-5.80
    hemoglobin 12.7----->13.2-17.1
    hematocrit 35.6------>38.5-50%
    also i have never used anabolics or any other suppliments and i truly belive ive had som borderline thyroid issues for some time but the docs only ever tested my tsh..like i said before the stress and the extream diet i never had libido issue so im not really sure why all this started any insight would be greatly appreciated


  2. it was the bad diet. They call them "essential fatty acids" because they are essentail to life. There are essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids, there are NO essential carbs. I'm going to throw a wild stab in the dark out there and guess your total cholesterol is really low too, under 120, maybe under 100. Its not listed in your tests there, but should have been tested too.

    How long has it been since you've been getting reasonable fats? I'm not sure i'd go on androgel. It will only further suppress any natural production, so its a lifelong commitment.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    it was the bad diet. They call them "essential fatty acids" because they are essentail to life. There are essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids, there are NO essential carbs. I'm going to throw a wild stab in the dark out there and guess your total cholesterol is really low too, under 120, maybe under 100. Its not listed in your tests there, but should have been tested too.

    How long has it been since you've been getting reasonable fats? I'm not sure i'd go on androgel. It will only further suppress any natural production, so its a lifelong commitment.
    you are correct and i was so proud that my cholesterol was so low it was 120-125 not 100%. When i was on the low fat kick due to bad info.i only been eating like 60-70g a day for id say 2months the most.and the last thing i wanna do is go on any test replacments i would love to fix this naturally

  4. Ok, so try this for a while. raise your intake of GOOD saturated fats, which basically means coconut oil. Organic butter is ok as well, but coconut oil is way better. as nasty as it may sound at first, try taking 2-3 tbsp in the evening before bed. you have to warm it slightly for it to be liquid, you can mix it with hot cocoa if you like. I dont mind it straight. The reasoning for that? the hormone cascade...

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  5. Quote Originally Posted by PhysiqueFreak View Post
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by charliebizz View Post
    I am 26 years old and recently found out that I have low testosterone and low T3 total. About a year ago I started a very low calorie and fat diet, only taking in about 1600 calories and under 20 grams of fat a day. I went from 180 lbs to 145 lbs in six months. I was lifting weights and doing cardio 5 to 6 times a week as well as playing hockey 1 to 2 times per week. I have been battling fatigue for 7 years ever since I began taking Paxil for a panic disorder. I ballooned up to 240 lbs after being on Paxil for 6 months and after a 1 1/2- 2 years I got off of it. I went back down to 175 lbs and stayed there until I started my extreme dieting. Two to three months into my extreme dieting I began to experience cold intolerance, low libido, bouts with fatigue, and depression which was also worsened by job related stress.I also started checking my morning body temp.On average it was 95.5 sometimes going as low as 93.9.i started eating around 2500 cals around 60-70g of fat a day and my temp is up to 96.5-96.9 give or take. I finally got my doc to look more into my thyroid and test level and here is my latest blood results

    tsh .78------------>0.40-4.50miu/l
    t4 free1.1--------->0.8-1.8ng/dl
    t3,total 66-------->97-219 ng/dl
    thyroid peroxidase ab <10-------->35 iu/ml
    thyroglobulin ab<20--------->20iu ml

    testosterone183------>241-827 ng/dl
    As others mentioned, possibly do nothing medical for a while, but eat the correct food.

    I am concentrating on your furnace getting ready to shut down and you assuming room temperature.


    You have mentioned number of body temperatures.
    ALL of these numbers are very very low.

    You do have thyroid problems (most likely).
    Very likely you have two major problems,
    high RT3 and low T3
    not sure which one is worst.
    The other problems, low T etc, must take a back seat.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    In general caring for thyroid watch these:
    selenium, zinc, Vit B6, B12 and E, iron and iodine
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Best if you could do this list of tests at Quest diagnostics
    ------------
    7 • Iodine Panel - (2503)
    8 Selenium
    9 Copper, serum
    10 Zinc
    17 • Iron and Iron Binding Capacity (7573X) - (356N)
    18 • Iron, Total (571X) - (24984P)
    19 • Ferritin (457X) - (22764P)
    20 • Transferrin (891X) - (30346P)
    21 • Folate, RBC & Hematocrit - (1768N)
    22 • Hemoglobin A1c (496X) - (45484P)
    23 • Hemoglobin, Plasma (514X) - (7211P)
    24 VITAMIN SCREEN
    25 VITAMIN B PANEL 2 - (9067)
    26 Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy, LC/MS/MS - (17306X)
    27 T3, Total (859X)
    28 T4, Total (Thyroxine)
    29 T3 Free
    30 T4,Free
    31 T3, Reverse (967X)
    32 Ultrasensitive TSH
    33 Thyroid Peroxidase and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (7260X)

    not sure if it is the right time to ask for testing adrenals:

    39 Aldosterone
    40 Cortisol Binding Globulin (Transcortin) (37371X)
    41 Cortisol AM/PM
    42 DHEA sulfate

    ============================== ==========================
    Immediately, if you have them, post (with units and reanges)
    RT3
    T3 (t3,total 66-------->97-219 ng/dl)
    FreeT3
    ============================== ==========================


    This numbers are not too good either.

    iron,total 88------------------->45-175 mcg/dl
    tibc 433----------------------->250-425mcg/dl
    transferrin saturation 26--------->20-50%
    ferritin 169--------------------->20-345ng/m

    my cbc is also fine except for slightly low
    rbc 4.06---------->4.20-5.80
    hemoglobin 12.7----->13.2-17.1
    hematocrit 35.6------>38.5-50%
    ---------------------------------------------

    Not sure how to deal with them, way too high ferritin & TIBC other numbers low.

    Possibly something can be divined from this web site:
    http://www.ironoverload.org
    ============================== ======================

    Currently there is discussion on RT3 overload here:

    http://muscle-----------chatroom.com...2045#post32045

    I think this is going to be your priority,
    this or
    low
    T3/FreeT3

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    Eat butter, coconut oil, eggs, good food, while you are reading all this.
    Depending how you feel physicaly (no emergencies due to your low temps) and your $$ resorces, you may want to eat well for 3-4 months and after that period start the suggested testing.
    Hopefully at least some of your problems will resolve naturally.
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    UREA NITROGEN 32----------->7-25mg/dl

    creatinine 0.91--------------->0.50-1.30mg/dl

    BUN/CREATININE RATIO 35---->6-22
    ============================== ===================
    BUN/CREATININE RATIO
    An increased ratio may be due to a condition that causes a decrease in the flow of blood to the kidneys, such as congestive heart failure or dehydration. It may also be seen with increased protein, from gastrointestinal bleeding, or increased protein in the diet. The ratio may be decreased with liver disease (due to decrease in the formation of urea) and malnutrition.
    -----
    BUN
    Also known as: Urea nitrogen

  7. thanks guy for your replies.belive it or not this is kind of what i wanna hear because i would love nothing more than to resolve these problems naturally.That being said you truly believe test levels can go that low from diet.In my case i believe they did but my doc belives other wise.I cant wait to get these other blood test done and share them with you guys.also how many grams of fat do you recommend a day i take in.right now i take 60-70g of fat 200-250 carbs and 200-240 protein.around 2500cals a day. I lift 3 days a week.and do low intensity cardio 4-6times a week and competitive hockey 1-2 times a week.(if any of that matters lol)

  8. i left out these 3

    prolactin 2.0------->20-18.0ng/ml
    b12 serum 757------->200-1100pg/ml
    folate serum 14.7----->5.4

  9. is there any natural supplements i should try to take before i get alll the blood work done.

    Im trying to eat more healty fats and trying to keep my bf% where its at while gaining alittle size but im not sure how much muscle u can grow with 183 tlevel. ive gain 10lbs since trying to eat more but it seems like more fat than muscle.

  10. probably need to cut back a little on carbs then, so you can keep fat level higher. I wouldnt take any supplements at teh moment, just wait till after next testing. The change in diet can stay permanent so changes in your results can also be permanent. but if you use a supplement and it goes up short term, it wont help when you discontinue the supplement

  11. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    probably need to cut back a little on carbs then, so you can keep fat level higher. I wouldnt take any supplements at teh moment, just wait till after next testing. The change in diet can stay permanent so changes in your results can also be permanent. but if you use a supplement and it goes up short term, it wont help when you discontinue the supplement
    everthing u said is what i was leaning towards lol.Im just having trouble staying full on less carbs more fat.almonds and coconut oil dont really fill you up lol

  12. then add some high fibrous veggies in, celery, broccoli, etc. or just add fiber like benefiber to drinks. that helps a bit.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    then add some high fibrous veggies in, celery, broccoli, etc. or just add fiber like benefiber to drinks. that helps a bit.
    very true.If you were in my shoes what kinda macro ratio would you use im currently doing 25 fat 35 carb 40 pro should i be doing more fat

  14. thats probably enough, so long as its mostly healthy fats. So funny as it sounds means choosing low fat cheese, low fat milk, lean cuts of meat etc, and adding the fats back in via nuts + coconut/olive oil.

    have you tried 2-3 tbsp of the coconut oil pre-bed yet?

  15. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    thats probably enough, so long as its mostly healthy fats. So funny as it sounds means choosing low fat cheese, low fat milk, lean cuts of meat etc, and adding the fats back in via nuts + coconut/olive oil.

    have you tried 2-3 tbsp of the coconut oil pre-bed yet?
    no just picked it up today......i just cant wait to get my blood work to see were im at..im tired of being cold.my temp only gets to 97.0 on a good day now.Its better then it was but still sucks.

    One weird thing i noticed say i go out on fri or sat night drink a 6-8 of beers and say have a burger and fries.my temp gets up to like 97.8 97.9 and even though i feel alittle ****ty from drinking i usually have more energy and feel warmer through out the day.its def not a good thing for t levels i can imagine

  16. Quote Originally Posted by charliebizz View Post
    no just picked it up today......i just cant wait to get my blood work to see were im at..im tired of being cold.my temp only gets to 97.0 on a good day now.Its better then it was but still sucks.

    One weird thing i noticed say i go out on fri or sat night drink a 6-8 of beers and say have a burger and fries.my temp gets up to like 97.8 97.9 and even though i feel alittle ****ty from drinking i usually have more energy and feel warmer through out the day.its def not a good thing for t levels i can imagine
    its the burger and fries

    my waking body temp is around 96, daytime is around 97, 97.1

  17. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    its the burger and fries

    my waking body temp is around 96, daytime is around 97, 97.1
    do u have thyroid issues??

    The more i think about it i belive ive had a thyroid issue since i went on that damn paxil years ago. when i used to go for regular check ups my temps would be around 97.1-97.5.ive never had the cold issue and low sex drive till the crash diet.so maybe the fatigue was from thyroid for the llast 7 years and the the cold intolerance is from the t problem due to diet

  18. i dunno if I have thyroid issues, never had them checked. was always easier to stay fat than to get thin

  19. Quote Originally Posted by charliebizz View Post
    no just picked it up today......i just cant wait to get my blood work to see were im at..im tired of being cold.my temp only gets to 97.0 on a good day now.Its better then it was but still sucks.

    One weird thing i noticed say i go out on fri or sat night drink a 6-8 of beers and say have a burger and fries.my temp gets up to like 97.8 97.9 and even though i feel alittle ****ty from drinking i usually have more energy and feel warmer through out the day.its def not a good thing for t levels i can imagine
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    its the burger and fries

    my waking body temp is around 96, daytime is around 97, 97.1
    37.00 .............. 98.60
    36.95 .............. 98.51
    36.90 .............. 98.42
    36.85 .............. 98.33
    36.80 .............. 98.24
    36.75 .............. 98.15
    36.70 .............. 98.06
    36.65 .............. 97.97
    36.60 .............. 97.88
    ======= 97.9
    36.55 .............. 97.79 ======= 97.8
    36.50 .............. 97.70
    36.45 .............. 97.61
    36.40 .............. 97.52
    36.35 .............. 97.43
    36.30 .............. 97.34
    36.25 .............. 97.25
    36.20 .............. 97.16
    36.15 .............. 97.07 ======= 97.1
    36.10 .............. 96.98 ======= 97
    36.05 .............. 96.89
    36.00 .............. 96.80
    35.95 .............. 96.71
    35.90 .............. 96.62
    35.85 .............. 96.53
    35.80 .............. 96.44
    35.75 .............. 96.35
    35.70 .............. 96.26
    35.65 .............. 96.17
    35.60 .............. 96.08
    35.55 .............. 95.99 ======= 96
    35.50 .............. 95.90
    ============================== ============================
    Normal body temperature depends on individual, but it is somewhere between 36.6C - 37C
    ============================== ============================
    Both of you guys are talking very low temperatures.
    Very unhealthy, in some cases may be close to lethal.

    Thyroid analysis are in order (blood tests)
    Most of thyroid treatments is hard on adrenals.
    Adrenal analysis is in order (blood and saliva).
    Some of adrenal problems may be corrected without much to do.
    Get DHEAs pills, take enough that you blood test shows
    DHEAs(500-640)
    So this should be done long before anything else.

    The "usual" thyroid supplements are
    selenium, zinc, Vit B6, B12 and E, iron and iodine.

    Very low body temperature suggest possibility of Wilson's syndrome.
    that is wery high RT3 in relation to T3

    RT3 is chemically identical to T3, but it have different spatial shape.
    RT3 is inert.
    So body is fooled to think that it have plenty of T3 while starving for T3 at the same time.

    ============================== ============================
    Tests to be done:

    Blood tests

    7 • Iodine Panel - (2503)
    8 Selenium
    9 Copper, serum
    10 Zinc
    17 • Iron and Iron Binding Capacity (7573X) - (356N)
    18 • Iron, Total (571X) - (24984P)
    19 • Ferritin (457X) - (22764P)
    20 • Transferrin (891X) - (30346P)
    21 • Folate, RBC & Hematocrit - (1768N)
    22 • Hemoglobin A1c (496X) - (45484P)
    23 • Hemoglobin, Plasma (514X) - (7211P)
    27 T3, Total (859X)
    28 T4, Total (Thyroxine)
    29 T3 Free
    30 T4,Free
    31 T3, Reverse (967X)
    32 Ultrasensitive TSH
    33 Thyroid Peroxidase and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (7260X)
    39 Aldosterone
    40 Cortisol Binding Globulin (Transcortin) (37371X)
    41 Cortisol AM/PM
    42 DHEA sulfate
    ============================== ==========================


    4 point Saliva/DHEA/cortisol test
    ============================== ==========================

    .
    See also post #7 on this thread.
    .

  20. Thanks Jan. yeah, this is my year to finally follow thru on hormonal testing. I keep putting it off, but need to do it

  21. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    [B]

    Very low body temperature suggest possibility of Wilson's syndrome.
    .
    This is what I was thinking.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    i dunno if I have thyroid issues, never had them checked. was always easier to stay fat than to get thin
    my other problem is im doing to much at once i think. im trying to bulk up but stay lean all while trying to get healthy lol

  23. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    37.00 .............. 98.60
    36.95 .............. 98.51
    36.90 .............. 98.42
    36.85 .............. 98.33
    36.80 .............. 98.24
    36.75 .............. 98.15
    36.70 .............. 98.06
    36.65 .............. 97.97
    36.60 .............. 97.88
    ======= 97.9
    36.55 .............. 97.79 ======= 97.8
    36.50 .............. 97.70
    36.45 .............. 97.61
    36.40 .............. 97.52
    36.35 .............. 97.43
    36.30 .............. 97.34
    36.25 .............. 97.25
    36.20 .............. 97.16
    36.15 .............. 97.07 ======= 97.1
    36.10 .............. 96.98 ======= 97
    36.05 .............. 96.89
    36.00 .............. 96.80
    35.95 .............. 96.71
    35.90 .............. 96.62
    35.85 .............. 96.53
    35.80 .............. 96.44
    35.75 .............. 96.35
    35.70 .............. 96.26
    35.65 .............. 96.17
    35.60 .............. 96.08
    35.55 .............. 95.99 ======= 96
    35.50 .............. 95.90
    ============================== ============================
    Normal body temperature depends on individual, but it is somewhere between 36.6C - 37C
    ============================== ============================
    Both of you guys are talking very low temperatures.
    Very unhealthy, in some cases may be close to lethal.

    Thyroid analysis are in order (blood tests)
    Most of thyroid treatments is hard on adrenals.
    Adrenal analysis is in order (blood and saliva).
    Some of adrenal problems may be corrected without much to do.
    Get DHEAs pills, take enough that you blood test shows
    DHEAs(500-640)
    So this should be done long before anything else.

    The "usual" thyroid supplements are
    selenium, zinc, Vit B6, B12 and E, iron and iodine.

    Very low body temperature suggest possibility of Wilson's syndrome.
    that is wery high RT3 in relation to T3

    RT3 is chemically identical to T3, but it have different spatial shape.
    RT3 is inert.
    So body is fooled to think that it have plenty of T3 while starving for T3 at the same time.

    ============================== ============================
    Tests to be done:

    Blood tests

    7 Iodine Panel - (2503)
    8 Selenium
    9 Copper, serum
    10 Zinc
    17 Iron and Iron Binding Capacity (7573X) - (356N)
    18 Iron, Total (571X) - (24984P)
    19 Ferritin (457X) - (22764P)
    20 Transferrin (891X) - (30346P)
    21 Folate, RBC & Hematocrit - (1768N)
    22 Hemoglobin A1c (496X) - (45484P)
    23 Hemoglobin, Plasma (514X) - (7211P)
    27 T3, Total (859X)
    28 T4, Total (Thyroxine)
    29 T3 Free
    30 T4,Free
    31 T3, Reverse (967X)
    32 Ultrasensitive TSH
    33 Thyroid Peroxidase and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (7260X)
    39 Aldosterone
    40 Cortisol Binding Globulin (Transcortin) (37371X)
    41 Cortisol AM/PM
    42 DHEA sulfate
    ============================== ==========================


    4 point Saliva/DHEA/cortisol test
    ============================== ==========================

    .
    See also post #7 on this thread.
    .
    thanks jan...I find it funny that when ever i go to the doc and they take my temp the never flinch at 96.8 0r 97.its scary when its 93.9 though u feel very ****ty like that

  24. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    37.00 .............. 98.60
    36.95 .............. 98.51
    36.90 .............. 98.42
    36.85 .............. 98.33
    36.80 .............. 98.24
    36.75 .............. 98.15
    36.70 .............. 98.06
    36.65 .............. 97.97
    36.60 .............. 97.88
    ======= 97.9
    36.55 .............. 97.79 ======= 97.8
    36.50 .............. 97.70
    36.45 .............. 97.61
    36.40 .............. 97.52
    36.35 .............. 97.43
    36.30 .............. 97.34
    36.25 .............. 97.25
    36.20 .............. 97.16
    36.15 .............. 97.07 ======= 97.1
    36.10 .............. 96.98 ======= 97
    36.05 .............. 96.89
    36.00 .............. 96.80
    35.95 .............. 96.71
    35.90 .............. 96.62
    35.85 .............. 96.53
    35.80 .............. 96.44
    35.75 .............. 96.35
    35.70 .............. 96.26
    35.65 .............. 96.17
    35.60 .............. 96.08
    35.55 .............. 95.99 ======= 96
    35.50 .............. 95.90
    ============================== ============================
    Normal body temperature depends on individual, but it is somewhere between 36.6C - 37C
    ============================== ============================
    Both of you guys are talking very low temperatures.
    Very unhealthy, in some cases may be close to lethal.

    Thyroid analysis are in order (blood tests)
    Most of thyroid treatments is hard on adrenals.
    Adrenal analysis is in order (blood and saliva).
    Some of adrenal problems may be corrected without much to do.
    Get DHEAs pills, take enough that you blood test shows
    DHEAs(500-640)
    So this should be done long before anything else.

    The "usual" thyroid supplements are
    selenium, zinc, Vit B6, B12 and E, iron and iodine.

    Very low body temperature suggest possibility of Wilson's syndrome.
    that is wery high RT3 in relation to T3

    RT3 is chemically identical to T3, but it have different spatial shape.
    RT3 is inert.
    So body is fooled to think that it have plenty of T3 while starving for T3 at the same time.

    ============================== ============================
    Tests to be done:

    Blood tests

    7 Iodine Panel - (2503)
    8 Selenium
    9 Copper, serum
    10 Zinc
    17 Iron and Iron Binding Capacity (7573X) - (356N)
    18 Iron, Total (571X) - (24984P)
    19 Ferritin (457X) - (22764P)
    20 Transferrin (891X) - (30346P)
    21 Folate, RBC & Hematocrit - (1768N)
    22 Hemoglobin A1c (496X) - (45484P)
    23 Hemoglobin, Plasma (514X) - (7211P)
    27 T3, Total (859X)
    28 T4, Total (Thyroxine)
    29 T3 Free
    30 T4,Free
    31 T3, Reverse (967X)
    32 Ultrasensitive TSH
    33 Thyroid Peroxidase and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (7260X)
    39 Aldosterone
    40 Cortisol Binding Globulin (Transcortin) (37371X)
    41 Cortisol AM/PM
    42 DHEA sulfate
    ============================== ==========================


    4 point Saliva/DHEA/cortisol test
    ============================== ==========================

    .
    See also post #7 on this thread.
    .
    so u think i should start supplementing with dhea before i go for the blood work or after cause like stated earlier i dont wanna boost everthing up then then the doc will think everything is ok if its not i would like to find the root of the problem first but i also do wanna feel better in the mean time

    lolllll im so confusing

  25. Quote Originally Posted by charliebizz View Post
    so u think i should start supplementing with dhea before i go for the blood work or after cause like stated earlier i dont wanna boost everthing up then then the doc will think everything is ok if its not i would like to find the root of the problem first but i also do wanna feel better in the mean time

    lolllll im so confusing
    You worry too much.

    Pick your poison and go with it.

    Lets say at first you stop all supplementation for 2 months,
    then do the blood testing.

    May want to add tests for Vit B6, B12 and E

    Still, when you are going to take action, first make any neccessary corrections to:

    DHEAs
    iodine
    iodide
    zinc
    copper
    selenium


    after couple monts redo the testing

    depending how far you are from desirable levels
    either adjust above list or go and look more closely at your

    cortisol
    RT3
    T3/RT3 ratio
    FreeT3

  26. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    You worry too much.

    Pick your poison and go with it.

    Lets say at first you stop all supplementation for 2 months,
    then do the blood testing.

    May want to add tests for Vit B6, B12 and E

    Still, when you are going to take action, first make any neccessary corrections to:

    DHEAs
    iodine
    iodide
    zinc
    copper
    selenium


    after couple monts redo the testing

    depending how far you are from desirable levels
    either adjust above list or go and look more closely at your

    cortisol
    RT3
    T3/RT3 ratio
    FreeT3
    Thats that damn ocd lol..well see how it goes i got the mri tommorow then i think im going to go for the blook work friday.

    thanks for the advice jans.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by charliebizz View Post
    Thats that damn ocd lol..well see how it goes i got the mri tommorow then i think im going to go for the blook work friday.

    thanks for the advice jans.
    I am holding my fingers crossed, for you.
    ,

  28. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    I am holding my fingers crossed, for you.
    ,
    thanks alot i really appreciate it

  29. Just to update.Mri came back normal.No lesions or tumors and pituitary is good.Just waiting on the bloodwork..
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