Advice Needed - Blood Test Results
- 01-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Advice Needed - Blood Test Results
Ok so below is some blood test results I would like advice on...trying to get my hormonal levels better in the most natural way possible...I would also like to mention since I see a lot of conversations about this issue on here, I had been struggling for 3.5 years with low t, and my LH was in the 2.3-2.5 range consistently for that period...it has now doubled since using hCG therapy for 2 months, so it appears it is possible to "restart" using hCG even though it suppresses LH while you are on it (I HAVE BEEN OFF hCG FOR 5 MONTHS as of these results)...although I am only 24, so that likely helped a lot.
Please give me some advice!
FSH - 1.3 - (1.6 - 8) - low, but has risen from 0.8 since hCG
LH - 5.0 - (1.5-9.3)
Glucose - 85 - (65-99)
IGF I, ECL - 339 (121-423)
Prolactin - 13.0 - (2-18) too high? slight libido issues still plague me
T3, Total - 117 - (76-181)
T4, Total - 10.3 - (4.5-12.0)
TSH (3rd Gen) - 2.93 - (0.40-4.50)
Cortisol (AM) - 19.7 - (4-22)
T3, Free - 3.3 - (2.3-4.2)
Vitamin D, 25-OH - 42 - (30-100)
Testosterone, total - 408 - (250-1100) T was hovering around 340-360 prior 3.5 years
Testosterone, Free - 79.6 - (35-155) This was the only thing that has been lower since getting off hCG
I do not know why estradiol was not included on this test, I had asked for it...last time I had it tested it was 30 on a scale of 7-53 I believe.
Please give me your expert advice!!
- 01-11-2011, 12:41 PM
I would have to look at detailed history and probably little more indept testing to know what direction to go with a case such as this. TSH is indicating potential thyroid problem or altered tissue response. I would do a cortisol salva test 24 hours to verify if it could be coritsol related, but most of a time I see this scenerio is in low ferritin levels <30-40 range. Then you need to look reason why ferritin levels are low.
If you wish I be glad to give you a recommendation for a good practioner in your area.
- 01-11-2011, 05:30 PM
Sure, I would appreciate that...do I need to PM you?
What do you recommend for the Vitamin D?
Any thoughts on prolactin?
01-11-2011, 09:12 PM
01-12-2011, 09:07 AM
01-14-2011, 09:59 AM
Anyone else have anything to add? Just looking for some advice....
Where should cortisol be?
Does losing weight help TSH come down?
01-14-2011, 10:04 AM
I would listen to Matrix and speak to him about this. From the people who post in these type of threads I haven't seen anyone be as helpful and informed as he is.
I also agree that D3 is lower than 'therapeutic levels'. It is easy to rectify and impacts levels across the board so it seems like a sensible place to start seeing as you are at least in range everywhere else.
01-14-2011, 10:22 PM
01-15-2011, 01:03 PM
I agree....Matrix, any comments on a possible person to see in Orlando?
Also, so what is the best way to improve vitamin D? I got 1000 iU pills and was planning on taking those, but I am unsure on which was the best to get? Should it be vitamin D3? What is the best way to lower prolactin?
01-15-2011, 07:08 PM
01-16-2011, 08:46 PM
Matrix, I appreciate the help and I do have one more small question that no doctor has been able to answer for me yet....as I mentioned in the original results, I sometimes have libido issues, some days I feel fine but I will go through spells of 2-3 weeks with zero libido.....on these days, I often feel very flushed, that sort of embarrassed feeling you get when your face fills up with blood, which is very uncomfortable in general. This is often times brought on by NO external stressors and I sometimes wake up feeling that way. Any idea given the results above what could be causing that?
Thanks for the help!
01-16-2011, 10:53 PM
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