Early Oct - GP diagnosed low T and prescribed 5g Androgel
LH= 7.5 (1.0-9.0)
Free T4= 0.93
at two week check
LH=10.2 (went up?)
*Calc Free T=22.3 (6-27)
*=tests I added to the lab sheet before I had the two week draw...should have added others, but am just figuring this stuff out
The GP did not want to prescribe Thyroid medication and was not as up on the current HRT testing and protocols as I would like so she suggested i seek out an endo/HRT specialist
I did, brought the results and he made the following changes and set up a follow-up check in two weeks from now.
Andro gel reduced from 5g to 2.5g
Introduced HCG, 500IU MWF
DHEA 50mg daily
Pregnenolone 30mg daily
Thyroid T3/T4 compound
Will get the other test that should have been done previuosly (cortisol, HGH, Free T3, etc) at the follow-up.
After reading here and other places, the HCG seems like a very high dosage and the Andogel seems like a low dosage. He believes that tuning up the thyroid will add to T as will the HCG, hence the recommended drop in Androgel. I am just concerned that the the dosage on the HCG is too high, especially given the high LH at the two week test. I would have been more comfortable staying at the 5g Andogel and using lower dose HCG.
I am new to all of this and would appreciate the board's input.