Hey guys here is the results of my latest blood tests. I am not on HRT (testosterone) but I am on Armour thyroid 3.25 grains per day. Please help me interpret these reults and what I should do going forward. Thanks in advance
Testosterone Total: 451ng/dL Range 241 - 827
Free Test: 12pg/mL Range 8.7 - 25.1
T4 Total: 5.7 ug/dL Range: 4.5 - 12
Free T4: 1.02 Range .93 -1.71
Free T3: 4.9 Range 2.0 - 4.4
T3 Uptake: 33% Range: 24 - 39
Free Thyroxine Index: 1.9 Range: 1.2 - 4.9
Reverse T3: 281 Range 90 - 350
Estradiol: 30 Range 0 - 53
Thanks guys. Any help would be appreciated.
There is not enough information to figure out how to help you.
Do following tests
My list on post #44, between blue lines, here:
Jan's BloodTest April13/2007
Essential and Fatty Acid Analysis (RBC)
4 point saliva test
After you collect all above tests, post them here.
Post also your
vital data, age, height, waist size,
I will give you some recommendations.
You also need to have a doctor that will be willing to not only give you scripts for above tests
but also (if need be) scripts for
Testosterone (either injectable or transdermal) depending on tests results
Everything is within normal range except for T3 which is high due to the Armour thyroid.
I think the testosterone results are related to a cycle from over the summer months which I believed I completed proper PCT but things still appear to be a bit out of wack.
Hey Seth......I agree that all except the T3 are in the normal range (and that is probably because of the Armour).....I guess I wonder if there is a way to optimize things....like should I be taking some T4 with the Armour or is that likely just to increase the RT3 and T3 (even higher)? Would lowering my Estradiol help boost the test even though the Estradiol is still in the normal range? Should I consider something to free up more test?
any help would be appreciated.
But you are betting man, if you are nor afraid of (possible) visits to ER (Emergency Room), if you are not afraid of strokes or heart attacks,
If it does not kill you, it will make you stronger.
Medrol-4mg/wakeup +2mg/6 hrs latter
30mg=(10mg/wakeup + 10mg/4hrs latter + 5mg/4hrs latter + 5mg/4hrs latter
Testosterone enanthate or cypionate 200mg/mL
Do (T & HCG) shots one day next day free of shots.
Use only these needles for either shot:
BD Ultrafine II U-100 Insulin Syringe 31 Gauge 3/10cc 5/16inch Short Needle
Lugol's Solution 2 dropper full /week (put it into some beverage)
Vit D-8000iu/day(Biotic Research Bio-D-Mulsion Forte)
Now Foods, DHA-500, 500 DHA / 250 EPA--4/day
Country Life Betaine Hydrochloride with Pepsin -- 600 mg---4 tabs with each meal (unless you feel hot in the stomach when eating them)
Gamma E Tocopherol/Tocotrienols (lef.org) Item Catalog Number: 00559 (2/day)
Do shots and eat above for a month,
75mcg-Cytomel-T3 (or generic)(split 3x/day)
do not use any liquid T3, any type of slow release T3,
make sure that you do not use any T4
so any Armour Thyroid or similar is out of a question.
Measure your resting heartbeat, cut back when it goes over 80
Measure your resting body temperatures, you like to see them
Oral temperature (36.25 - 36.80)C = (97.25 - 98.24)F (no sinus or oral infections)
Do the above indefinitely, definite this is not to be cycled.
It would help if you could at least check your Estradiol E2,
but do not use any aromatase inhibitors unless you have test results in hand.
Well, if you feel that you are growing gyno, do E2 test.
You can buy without script all kind of blood tests.
When you have a money for testing, let me know.
Estradiol $47.99 ----(DO not buy this)
Estradiol, Sensitive $79.99 (This is the one you want)
Post all your known blood tests and other tests for the last 5 years.
Describe your routine prior to drawing blood.
You can scan pages and attach here to posts or post them as a pictures on some photo-service and post link here.
Just got my test results from my endocrinologist and he is having me go for an MRI of my prtuitary. FING UGH is all I can say I was on a long heavy cycle about 8 months ago
Total test 100 Range 241-827
LH 0.4 Range 1.5-9.3
FSH 1.0 Range 1.6-8.0
TSH 0.78 Range 0.40-4.50
Any input or anything
Your thyroid is potentially screwed and needs support
Before adjusting thyroid you should have an 24 hour adrenal saliva test completed. You would need to have MRI as which was already suggested.
there is alot more that needs to be examined before proper treatment .
I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
I'm having an mri on my pituitary mri done next week, would have it done this week but I have some business travel. Assuming that is normal which I'm guessing it is and this is caused by my past gear usage would i be looking at a lifetime of HRT or are there other options? Honestly I'm not keen on the idea of a lifetime of HRT but if I have to I have to but i guess what I'm asking is if there are other options like HCG or even products like those made by primordial that would be of any help or am I beyond that point?