Just got back all my labs finally! Very interested in input, especially Dr. John and pmgamer18 advice on next step to take.
My doctor is great and open minded but she doesn't know a lot about treating men yet, especially E2.
My goal is to exhaust all possibilities before going on TRT.
I have my cbc also if needed. If I need to convert these let me know.
SHBG 62 (13-71)
E2 46 (0-53)
LH 5.0 (1.5-9.3)
FSH 1.8 (1.4-18.1)
Prolactin 8.4 (2.1-17.7)
Total T 765 (241-827)
Free T 13.8 (8.7-25.1)
T4 Free 0.98 (0.61-1.76)
T3 Free (Triiodothyronine) 3.0 (2.3-4.2)
TSH 0.925 (0.35-5.5)
Cortisol Blood 8:30am 16.4
DHEA-S 316 (120-520)
DHT 120 (30-85)
My treatment plans are as follows:
Currently taking otc dhea 25mg, armour (generic) .5 just started week ago, melatonin.
My idea is to suggest following to Dr:
Pregnolone cream (bring dhea up and use as precursor)
Discontinue dhea pills if start pregnolone cream
HCG 250iu EOD (To try to bring up T naturally)
Start Saw palmetto & Nettle (natures way "Prostol") DHT & E2
Start pygeum (natures way)
Will pregnolone cream help?
Should I go on arimidex for E2?
How long to try HCG and what else to try before going on T cream?
My hope is once I get E2 and DHT down and the armour starts working that I wont need T at all.
Oh, I am also type 1 diabetic so I will log what affect everything has on my blood sugars for others to know.