My name is Steve,
I am 23 and have been dealing with tons of issues. I asked for a very thorough test, and didn't get exactly what I hoped for. I finally convinced them to check my testosterone levels, here was my latest test on 4/5.
Free T:374ng/dl (122-534ng/dl) Ever see this range?
Total T:15 (9-29.5) Low/Low-Normal?
Prolactin: 8ng/ml (3-13)
Albumin: 5.1g/dl (3.4-5.0)
Bilirubin: 1.2/mg/dl (0-1)
Glucose: 87mg/dl (60-199)
TSH: fluctuating from .01 to .06 now 1.06
Free T4: 6ug/dl on a scale of 6-12
I was told to NOT fast, which I am reading the opposite, so I am also wondering if this skewed all my results.
My Dr. didn't want to check much else, as far as hormones go. An Endo (I saw twice) thought she should tell my MD not to test the "unnecessary things" I asked for. I was honestly speachless, as she called me 1hr before my appt to tell me this. I saw her because I've been having thyroid issues. She told me I have thyrotoxicosis/hyperthyroidism, and made sure my antibodies were fine. I am hyperthyroid, yet have a LOT body fat ~20%, which seems odd since I've had it for a few years. I have all sorts of issues; ranging from sexual, inability to gain muscle (in 2 yrs of hard compound lifting 3-4 days/week w/ a very clean diet), BAD short-term memory issues, moods, hot-flashes and a list of others.
I was hit by a car 5 years ago, but was never checked out afterwards. Then 3yrs ago sustained a zygoma tripod fracture on my left eye socket, requiring reconstructive surgery. I have been on opiates, all the way up to fentanyl, due to chronic back pain and was even put on lithium for 3yrs due to depression after the accidents. (I am now off it, and actually feel less depressed.)
It almost seems the thyroid issues alone may be increasing SHBG, and thus E2. I am in the bottom 30% for free test, yet total test is good. Too bad he never checked what I requested.
I'm going in on Friday for an MRI, to hopefully rule out any brain issues but was hoping to hear what everyone thinks.
Thanks a bunch!