I've been lurking around for a while now and i find the board to be very knowledgeable.
I posted my story on MesoEx on Men's Health/ Low Testosterone in 21yr old thread, but would like more advice from the members here.
My problem in short is after going on a crazy low cal diet trying to loose some weight(for at least 1/2 yr), i ended up trashing my endocrine system. Had bloodtests done and showed a VERY low testosterone. I was sent to an endo. He did some other tests including MRI on my pituitary, but couldnt find why it was that low so he put me on Andriol and then sustanon injections.
After a year or so he retested me and pronounced me as cured. At the time my T was 13 nmol/L (R.R 10-38)
No amount of reason can I convince him that I was NOT fine.
So I stopped everything for about a year, trying in vain to let my body right itself, but then I found MesoEx and AnabolicMinds, which opened my eyes to the real world.
I just saw an anti-aging specialist, but he was totally stumped by my blood works:
Free T3(FT3) 5.16 pmol/L (2.5-6)
Free Thyroxine(FT4) 14 pmol/L(8-22)
TSH 0.66 mIU/L(0.3 -4)
reverse T3(RT3) 556 pmol/L (170-450)
IGF-1 56 nmol/L (24-102)
Progesterone 2.1 nmol/L (0.5 -1.3)
Oestradiol (E2) 167pmol/L (<160) performed using Roche method
DHEAS 12.7 umol/L (2.2-15.2)
Testosterone 16.3 nmol/L (8-38)
SHBG 7 nmol/L (10-50)
1hr Glucose tolerance test:
with 75g glucose
Fasting 5.1 mmol/L
60min 11.8 mmol/L
Homocysteine 7.6umol/L (6-14)
A candida infection was tested and was NEGATIVE
There are a bunch of other results on the MesoEx thread.
I'm 21yrs old, 184cm tall and 74kg. My symptoms are:
Extremely cold hands and feet, I can be sweating in 30C hot weather and get icy cold feet.
Poor facial hair growth
Lack of energy
Cuts and bruises takes years to heal
Unable to find an answer, my doc decided the first approach is to lower my E2. He gave me a choice between tamoxifen and arimidex. I was under the impression from reading that tamoxifen was better so I chose that. But JanSz kindly said that arimidex is the way to go, so Im not too sure now.
I'm wondering can anyone shed some light on this strange mix of hormones?? High Progesterone, E2, low T and super low SHBG, what does it all mean?
On a side note, how does collaboration between Dr. John and my own doc work? I'm in Australia so I cant really see Dr. John, but I heard he can collaborate with my doctor via phone/internet.