Question on test results
- 05-21-2012, 08:12 AM
Question on test results
My recent blood test showed the following:
Free testosterone 4.3ng/dl
sex Hormone Bnd Glob 74.2
My Dr said testosterone results appear a bit low, but with a high sex binding globulin result, the protein which carries androgen hormones throughout your body, the actual result is fine.
I am extremely tired and fatigued, so she claims this is not the reason.
Comments are welcome
- 05-21-2012, 10:20 AM
- 05-21-2012, 10:55 AM
Do you agree that the high sex binding globulin makes up for the low T. Also find out why about what, if you refer to the fatigue, my DR beleives it is due to stress.
A bit more information, I am 58, in decent shape, and have trouble sleeping through the night.
05-21-2012, 02:02 PM
05-21-2012, 02:11 PM
My Doctor, believes all is well, and is not recommending any additional evaluation. She did do other tests on my blood to search for metabolic causes of fatigue and depression, and stated all were in normal range.
I'm not sure what to do next, I hate to switch GP Doctors, should I look to some kind of specialist? is there a supplement I should think about.
Any ideas are welcome, all i know is although i am 58, i still have young kids, and i need to figure out a way to get more energy. My wife is not too crazy about my sex drive either.
My Dr did prescribe Estolozam to help with sleep, and it helps some, but I never sleep through the night.
05-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Second opinion time. Not all doctors agree. Most say free test is the number to focus on IME.
Back.... for real this time
05-21-2012, 04:30 PM
05-21-2012, 04:46 PM
05-21-2012, 04:55 PM
05-21-2012, 05:02 PM
E2 stands for estrodial...it can play a factor in hormone imbalances in men.Originally Posted by bobi
05-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Sounds like I have to find another Dr, not really sure where to go however, is their a supplement like Activate Extreme I should maybe try?
05-21-2012, 07:53 PM
Get properly evaluated first before adding anything else to the mix. It would only make the medical professional more difficult then it already is when they have little under standing when it comes to this stuff. If you give me your location I know a lot of good drs around the USA better likely to helpOriginally Posted by bobi
05-21-2012, 09:04 PM
Erase or Triazole would raise natural test levels while reducing estrogen. So they say...Originally Posted by bobi
If you're real worried about E2, check out privatelabsmd.com and select the "female hormone panel" and get it checked yourself...if you can't get doc to test it.
05-21-2012, 11:14 PM
05-22-2012, 08:01 AM
05-22-2012, 10:37 AM
05-24-2012, 09:26 AM
I went back to my primary care physician as a first step, and told her I disagreed with her interpretation of my results. She asked me to do another blood test, this time fasting first thing in the morning.
Just went in this morning, we shall see.
05-25-2012, 10:21 AM
05-25-2012, 11:39 AM
05-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Results on second test first thing in the AM fasting:
Testosterone Serum 724ng/dl normal 348-1197
Free Testosterone 14.5 pg/ml normal 7.2-24
LH 7.6 mlU/ml normal 1.7-8.6
FSH 7.5 mlU/ml normal 1.5-12.4
Amazing the difference, no SHBG this time.
why is it so different and what is my next step, my symptoms have not changed.
She also did LIPID
Cholesterol Total 219 mg/dl normal 100-199
Triglycerides 153mg/dl normal 0-149
HDL Cholesterol 49 mg/dl >39 is normal
VLDL Cholesterol 31 mg/dl normal 5-40
LDL Cholesterol 139 mg/dl normal 0-99
05-30-2012, 04:00 PM
well, although she was wrong on her initial assessment, she is correct that your fatigue/depression is not testosterone related. plenty of guys in their late 20s have lower levels.
05-30-2012, 10:44 PM
05-31-2012, 07:37 AM
So you would consider the early morning fasting result more reliable than the one done mid afternoon? I sleep like crap, which probably causes the fatigue. When I was younger, I slept like a baby, so I was hoping their was a cause and effect here, but I guess not
05-31-2012, 09:00 AM
The other thing that could be affecting sleep quality is growth hormone levels too. but better to spend more time working on it. You ever use any over the counter sleep aids?
05-31-2012, 11:18 AM
Not.digging deep enough.Originally Posted by bobi
06-01-2012, 08:52 AM
i wish i had testosterone levels that good lol
sounds like you are going to need more testing, and maybe some evaluation of things like stress, and sleep behavior.
06-01-2012, 09:24 AM
06-01-2012, 09:33 AM
06-02-2012, 02:16 PM
06-02-2012, 02:39 PM
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