My Total T was 636 down from 1252 range 262 to 1593 ng/dl.
My Free T was 18.9 down from 31.8 range 8.8 to 27 pg/ml.
E2 was 12 down from 23 pg/ml
Shbg is low 22.
I get tested next week. But doing cortef has my Testosterone levels going way up. I guess my body is not in as much stress and not using up the T meds so fast.
Brings up a good point could somthing be using up my t meds too fast as well (possible from the adrenal fatigue ?) ..i am on cortef too but do not no how much longer because dr wants me to taper down when ever I do i get severe brain fog ect, libido goes to hell. if he yanks me off of it can doing higher dosages of isocort replaace it like 10-12 pills a day possible? When i get urine test done It would be weird to find low cortisol on being on cortef unless that just tells me that my system is really stressing out !! . As you pointed out hcg does really infulence once testosterone greatly !! And if a person has a low LH it could it ly help the situation bring up levels to almost double curent level? I see by you just dropping it dumped your levels why down almost half from just 100 ius each shot..yikes so how many hcg shots you take a week 4 is that correct.
Yes I feel you have the same dam problem body is in stress do to low cortisol levels in my case it's not my adrenals it is my pituitary not sending the messages to make enough cortisol adding cortisol by taking cortef after a time it started working I don't get sick in the winter anymore. My body is not as stressed because of being sick and my Armour is up to 3 grains a day so everything is being treated. So my levels stated going up I have always been on higher doses of T to feel good and have good test levels. Now I don't need to do so much T meds. I do 50mgs. of Depo T every 3 days into my thigh to help keep my E2 down. If I don't keep it down then my Testosterone dose not work as well and my Thyroid goes to ****. So shooting 50mgs every 3 days was a big help. The 2 days each in between I do now 300 IU's of HCG this keeps my levels up. I have never tried just HCG and don't want to have enough problems just want to get back to were I was 2 yrs ago going for walks and working out at the old folks center on machines. This last set back has been the hardest to come back from but I am doing it getting out everyday and walking. I can't for the life of me understand why you need to come off cortef. You will not feel good and it will set you back big time. Every time someone on TRT and Cortef sees a new Dr. the dam Dr. wants them off these meds for what reasion is what I question because all this does is shows the DR. how dam sick you can get doing this. Testing will show them **** you need to be off TRT for a dam long time to get a good base line test and coming off cortef can kill you. You may feel ok but the first Auto Accident you have or loss of a loved one your will go into Adrenal shock and need to stress dose to keep you from passing out. Problem is most don't carry cortef with them and when you hit a problem that makes you stressed your adrenals will not be able to give you enough cortisol to get you passed this.