Time frame to reduce SHBG & feel normal again?
- 04-24-2015, 02:46 PM
- 04-24-2015, 04:30 PM
thanks for the long term updates. too often these things never get shared and we all wonder what happened (especially if we are in the same boat).
12-30-2015, 02:02 PM
Well annual physical results came back today to update this thread.
Total T 690 scale 250-1100
Free T 61.3 scale 46-224
Bioavailable T 123.5 scale 110-575
SHBG 50 scale 10-50
DHT 43 scale 16-79
Preg 32 scale 13-208
Estradiol 21 scale less than or equal to 29
DHEA 141 scale 80-560
LH 4.1 scale 1.5-9.3
My anemia is gone as Ferritin and Iron levels are back to normal. No longer donate blood.
Cholesterol values are outstanding
Picture of good health.
Dr. was happy. I am not as I see my T declining from when I first started back in 2012.(but I had high SHBG back then see first post) I recall what someone here wrote about their SHBG being in locked step with their total T. I feel good and train hard seven days per week. Eat well. Good libido. Sex every day. But I see the Free T on the low end of the scale and wonder if I could be better. Dr. Does HRT at his clinic but said no to me as I do not fit the criteria either in test results or factors mentioned above- energy, libido, mood, etc.
Dr. did say my DHEA and Preg should be higher and put me back on OTC Preg. I stopped for the previous 8 months or so.
Wonder what I can do to gain more Free T. I mean in 2012 I was more than middle range, then a bit less than middle range and now low end of the range.
NB: Not into selfie pics but I took a recent one from August so you see how much improvement there has been since pic in avatar. Its in the album. So I do not think it is BF that is causing the issue.
01-04-2016, 11:25 PM
01-05-2016, 08:53 AM
You know I reread my posts and realized how miserable I felt in 2012 compared to how good I feel now. I should not be complaining about a test result if everything else is going well.
01-05-2016, 11:08 AM
If you feel fine and things are working, then you can relax a bit. If things aren't perfect, you can still pursue more information and improvements. I'm glad things became better for you.
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