Got my #'s back from my clinic and here is what i found out:
% free Test:2.91
I have been on a weekly 100mg dose of cyp for the past year, my initial #'s came back at 256 when i starrted TRT. My question is, should i be concered with such high free test markings?? I feel great, no sides!! I have also been adding in a daily dose of 50mg DHEA and 1000mg Tribulus to the mix. Should i cut out the Tribulus, retest and see my #'s then. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
estradiol:130 or less pg/ml
Your numbers look good stop doing so much DHEA this drives up Estradiol levels in men only do 25mgs /day. I don't worry about Free T numbers after all they are Calc. I do not think you did the right Estradiol test unless your don't live in the USA.
Having higher Free numbers tells me your Estradiol levels are OK. High estradiol makes SHBG go up and this binds up Free's.
Yes there are good test for men one I use is Quest labs test #4021 this has a range of 13 to 54 pg/ml best to be at about 20 with mid range SHBG if your SHBG is on the lower side then your numbers need to be lower say 15 to 20.
Why are you doing so much DHEA have you had your Cortisol levels checked if DHEA tests low you can have Adrenal Fatigue.
This link is loaded with info about this problem.
My doctor advised me to use DHEA at 50mg daily. Also i should have mentioned that prior to my weekly TRT, i did try the Bioidentical hormone pellets but was not responding well to them. Since going back to my cyp, my estrogen has come down from the 120's and test went from 456 to the 800's in about 6 weeks.
Read the link I gave you I am Hypopituitary and need to treat my low Testosterone, Cortisol, Thyroid, Growth Hormone and the list goes on. You can read my story at this link. I feel if you get your Adreanls support on some Isocort or Cortef HC so why can rest and heal you will feel much better.
As you will see in my story I have been down a long hard road seeing Dr.'s that were not up on Hormones it took me 23 yrs to figure out why I am low on T been on treatment for Hypopituitary 4 yrs now and doing better. So this is why I post to help other men not go through the crap I did.
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.
Cholesterol:127 does seem rather low.
Thematrix seems to know his stuff
Do you think that will help increase Testosterone levels?