Great forum! You guys are awesome.
A little background....I'm 42, fit (do crossfit 5x per week) and eat very healthy.....about 80-90% paleo. I have always been healthy and active but have also battled sluggishness and fatigue for as long as I can remember. Was diagnosed with adult add several years ago but meds made me feel lousy. The last few years I feel like my ability to focus and concentrate has been reduced. Was diagnosed with low T about a year ago (233) and doc put me on shots and then androgel (2 pumps). T went down to 225 so went to 3 pumps. In the meantime, found a new doc because mine was lost on TRT therapy. New doc seems very good but wanted to run my numbers and treatment by the board.
TSH - 3.664 (.4-5.5); he wants me at 2.0
Free t4 - .9 (.7-1.7)
Free t3 - 2.9 (2.3-4.2); he wants me at 3.4
For this he rx Armor thyroid (can't recall exact dose)
Test, est, DHEA
Test, total - 466 ( this is after having been on 3 pumps androgel); he wants me 700-800
Test, free - 146 (20-135)
E2 - 42; he wants me around 30
DHEA - 97 (80-560) he wants me around 200
For this he rx 1cc test shots weekly, letrozole (can't remember exact dose) and recommended 50 mg DHEA supplement daily. ( I have heard mixed reviews about the effectiveness of this)
Total - 245
LDL - 164
HDL - 54
Baffling that my cholesterol is hig h with my diet and exercise. Could be genetic or a result of the above issues?
He recommended the following
Multivitamin (is that needed if I am on paleo?)
Fishn oil ( already take this)
CoQ10 - 200 mg (have read great reviews of this)
Vit d3 - 5000(?)
Also, my c reactive protein is very good at .5
Any and all comments are welcome. Particularly curious about comments/insight as to how this might all be tied together and if this might be the missing link I have been looking for.
Thanks in advance.
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.