Latest Lab Results...
- 11-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Latest Lab Results...
Blood Counts and Lipids:
RBC: 5.86(4.10-5.60) HIGH
Hemoglobin: 18.3(12.5-17.0) HIGH
Hematocrit: 53.5(36-50) HIGH
RDW: 15.5(11.7-15) HIGH
Total Cholesterol: 207(100-199)
Free Thyroxine Index: 1.8(1.2-4.9)
IGF-1: 255(94-252) HIGH
Fasting Glucose: 135(65-99) HIGH
SHBG: 11(13-71) LOW
Bioavailable Testosterone: 357ng/dL (calculated)
Free Testoserone: 14ng/dL (calculated)
% Free Testoserone: 3.04% (calculated)
Blood was drawn early Wed morning.
The day before I had used 5gm packet of Androgel in the afternoon, and Mon afternoon before that, had my 30mg T-Cyp shot.
Hematocrit is a little high, but I didn't have much water to drink the night before test, and drank about 10oz water about an hour before the test. Hopefully, if I stay better hydrated this won't be an issue.
I'm concerned that SHBG is low. Maybe due to thyroid? Before, I had thought it was high, but maybe had mis-calculated it. This time, I had it directly tested.
Does my T-dosing look ok? My total-T looks on the low side. I use 70mg T-Cyp per week (last couple of weeks have been at 90mg wk), and 5gm androgel 3 days a wk, on days I don't inject. My doc added the gel because DHT was below range.
All thoughts/comments/suggestions welcome.
- 11-14-2009, 01:15 PM
Your blood is to thick keep track of this it can kill you. Make sure you drink a good 8 glass's of water a day and take a baby aspirin 2 x's a day to thin this out. Your levels are still to low up your dose to 100 mgs a week talk to your
Dr. about this and do the shot 50 mgs 2x's a week doing the gel in between. This will help keep your blood thinner and hold down your Estradiol levels they are getting up there do you have strong night time and morning wood if not your to high the lower ones SHBG the lower they need Estrdiol levels best between 15 to 20 pg/ml over this and it starts to take away any good the T is doing.
- 11-15-2009, 01:06 PM
Thanks Phil, I hear you about blood turning to sludge. I do try to drink a lot of pure water.
I'm a little wary about taking aspirin now though, as my platelets is 182 (150-450). Usually, it runs around 250. Not sure why it has dropped. It could be the numerous herbs and other supps I take.
My testosterone dosing is 30mg cyp Mon, Wed, Fri, and 5gm A-gel Tues, Thurs, and Sat.
Libido and energy are better than they have been. Morning and evening wood are there sometimes but not always.
If I increase my T (or change from 3 to 2 shots per week), would that help to lower the hematocrit?
My unproven theory on hematocrit becoming elevated on TRT, is that it's a result of both T and E becoming elevated. If I can get a handle on E, it may help.
I hate going through the trouble of getting a new doc, but come Monday, I plan to fax my new patient info to a TRT specialist. Hopefully, I can get some hcg and an AI to get me in better shape.
11-15-2009, 02:51 PM
To be honest with you I did both at one time some yrs ago I was on 10 grams of gel and doing 200mgs of Depo T every 2 weeks. My Dr. thought this would keep my levels up it did but it drove my Estradiol levels through the roof. I stopped the gels did shots and added HCG. Today I do a 80 mgs shot every 3 days and I do 400 IU's of HCG the 2 days each in between my T shots this keeps me leveled and holds down my Estradiol levels and keeps my blood thin.
JanZs dose his shot every other day about the same amount as mine per month and dose the HCG same day as T shot he dose great on this.
Your need to find what works best for you.
11-21-2009, 08:28 PM
That's more than 160mg per week, plus any amount the hcg is helping you make. You must really burn through the T! What do your levels average?
I agree with you, with TRT one size does not fit all.
11-22-2009, 07:12 AM
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.
11-23-2009, 10:21 PM
Matrix, you're right on the money. Finally got a doc that would prescribe armor (.5 grain per day, may up it to 1). Also taking a little more T now.
Estradiol was standard test, but it was a package deal I ordered on my own, so couldn't mix and match. Will ask doc for sensitive E2 test after being on hcg for awhile.
11-24-2009, 08:50 AM
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