So many symptoms, So many labs.
- 04-02-2012, 10:59 AM
So many symptoms, So many labs.
Im a 20 year old Male living in England, UK. I have been experiencing many life effecting symptoms since around puberty. I had surgery for Gynaecomastia in 2009 aged 17.
------ Symptoms -----
Fatigue - always tired
Aching muscles - especially legs
Erectile Dysfunction - Weak Erections and No Morning Erections
Easy weight gain
Poor sleep (I can hardly get out of bed, i never feel fresh on a morning)
Memory Loss-difficulty in choosing words in language
Anxiety (i get random anxiety for no apparent reason)
---- Labs ----
TSH 2.7 (0.27 - 4.2) TSH is weird, ive had results from 2.0 to 6.7 - though the 6.7 was late in the day.
Free T4 14.6 (12.0 - 22.0)
Free T3 5.3 (3.5 - 7.7)
REVERSE T3 0.34 ug/l (0.09 - 0.35)
24 hr Urine Volume 2.385 Litres
Urine Zinc *0.12 mg/24h (0.15 - 0.80) Treating with 50mg elemental zinc
Cortisol 374 (171 - 536)
Vitamin D 17 (<25 = Deficient) (25-50 Insufficient) I have started supplementing 10k IU/day
Vitamin B 12 436 (191 - 663) I have started supplementing 1000MCG/day
Testosterone 13.3 (7.6 - 31.4) Readings have ranged from 12.8 to 18.9
Testosterone - Bioavailable 5.38 (2.0 - 9.0)
Free Testosterone 14.6 (8.8 - 27.0)
Estradiol 132 (<150) [Proper male test - ive had this tested about 4 times its always 122-132]
DHT 0.812 (0.323- 1.637 nmol/l)
Pregnenolone 718 (30 - 350) ????????
Progesterone 3.5 (0.7 - 4.3)
Adolsterone - SERUM/PLASMA 228 (Resting <444) (Upright 111 - 860) [I was sat and had done the salt fast and had been up for 1-2 hours prior]
IGF-1 49.8 (18.3 - 62.8)
Iodine - Serum 60.8 (40 - 80)
Folate (serum) 11.9 (4.6 - 18.7)
Sodium 142 (135 - 145)
Potassium 4.2 (3.5 - 5.1)
Albumin 52 (35 - 50) This is high but ive had this lab done 5 times in the past and its never been over 50, i was dehydrated.
Iron 24.4 (10.6 - 28.3)
TIBC 70 (41 - 77)
Transferrin Saturation 35% (20 - 55)
Ferritin 81 (30 - 400)
DHEA-S 12.8 (0.44 - 13.4)
DHEA 43.0 (3.4 - 34.7) [Serum]
06:00 - 08:00 AM 13 (13-24)
11:00 - 1:00 PM 6 (5-10)
04:00 - 05:00 PM 4 (3-8)
10:00 - Midnight 4 (1-4)
DHEA 19 (3-10)
Prolactin 250 (<500)
----- Temperatures ----
Temperature log (average of 3 temperatures +3 hours from waking and so on.
This is my last call for help before i start using a pysiologic dose of HC to see where that gets me.
- 04-02-2012, 11:39 AM
Your cortisol is low for specific reason, you need to find out why, Having labs are great but it does not tell me anything about possible underlying pathology. You are dumping zinc for a reason you need to find out why. You do have cortisol issues, but if you in majority of cases I work with when you correct the underlying issue which is a hidden stressor then you bring he body back into balance over time. This did not happen over night and will not get resolved over night. Some self proclamied guru on line probably told you to supplement with HC which is last case scenerio. I have been down that road and it took me 3 years get off the crap which I never needed in the first place, but set me up for a huge chain reaction of chasing hormones, and labs results just like many other people. Once you identify and address the underlying cause then alot of your issues will get better over time. It takes patience and a good health professional to sort through all the BS which is out there. There is plenty of it which I have fallen for over the years trust me.. Many times its the blind leading the blind, the same people are where they were 5 years ago with little improvement if not got worse.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.
- 04-02-2012, 02:56 PM
What kind of supplements are you taking? I mean everything from DHEA to Rolaids.
And what is HC?
04-02-2012, 03:33 PM
HC = Hydrocortisone which is used for Cortisol replacement.
I was taking absoloutley nothing when i had these tests done.
I now take
10k IU Vit D
3g Vit C
'have never taken any medication for anything in the past and no steroids.
04-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Your body is in high stress mode need to find out what is triggering it. Just going to be a matter of time before cortisol and DHEA both drop. Been there done it it sucks scraping bottom..
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.
04-02-2012, 05:03 PM
I'm no expert by any means, but some of what you say reminds me of Addison's Disease.
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