Time to seek out an endocrinologist?
- 06-18-2008, 04:37 PM
Time to seek out an endocrinologist?
I'm a 30 year old male (5'11 160lbs) and recently had a physical exam and blood tests performed by my GP. Due to those results I was asked to take a few more related to thyroid function, total testosterone, etc.. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of my lab results so I can only state the results I remember.
Total cholesterol was 210
TSH (first time was 5.4, second was 4.3)
Total testosterone was 212
My GP wanted to start me on synthroid due to the TSH value since it's supposed to be 3 or less. I declined to start medication since there seems to be multiple issues at hand. I would think seeking out an endocrinologist would be a better idea before taking medication.
(Mods, I am not sure if this is appropriate but if it is not feel free to remove this portion of the post. ) I am seeking out a good recommendation for an endocrinologist in the San Francisco area. Any other advice would be helpful. Thanks!
- 06-18-2008, 09:10 PM
Do not see an endocrinologist......I have yet to hear of even one give good advice.
See a DO.
I will never in 1000 lifetimes see another endocrinologist.
06-18-2008, 10:24 PM
06-19-2008, 01:44 AM
1. YOU NEED TO TEST HYPO/PITUITARY AXIS. YOU DON'T KNOW
IF YOUR HYPOTHALAMUS IS SENDING LHRH TO YOUR TESTES
BY A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST, IF YOUR LH LEVELS ARE HIGH YOUR TESTES NEED TO BE EXAMINED IF YOUR LH IS LOW THEN THE PROBLEM LIES WITH EITHER YOU R PITUITARY NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY OR THE THALAMUS IS'NT SENDING LHRH TO THE PITUITARY . TRY HCG 1000IU AND SEE IF YOUR TEST RISES OR CLOMID 50MG ED AFTER 4 DAY'S SHOULD HAVE THE SAME RESULTS .DON'T BE EFFENDED BUT i DO HAVE A MASTERS IN YOU
KNOW WHAT AND CHEM DEGREE IN STEROID DESIGN (ORGANIC AND SYNTHETIC) CO. NUTRA-SPORT HRT! !
YOUR TOTAL TEST SHOULD BE 450-800 AND YOUR rHGH MEASURED IN IGF-1 SHOULD ALSO BE REVIEWED
06-19-2008, 01:49 PM
06-19-2008, 04:12 PM
endogenous test. levels
for the more efficient Blood test. however there are some simpler
tests for singular tests that are piss tests. He should be looking
at your FREE test. levels as well as estradiol / T ratio and SHBG/
albumin levels are very important since these are the guy's that
bind to any androgen (test., Deca, Trenbolone, masteron) and render them useless. Good luck
06-19-2008, 04:20 PM
Thanks so much for your help, shlong. I'm reading up as much as I can on those hormones and tests so I can ask the right questions before settling on a Dr to help.
06-19-2008, 05:03 PM
Dr. Shippen has a book (Amazon has it) that covers the various hormonal interactions and roles in detail.
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06-23-2008, 09:32 PM
Got an appt with Dr. M next month so lets see how it goes. Also got some results back on my second cholesterol tests (taken 3 weeks from the first). Can back with HDL 55, LDL 149, Total 214. Not sure what's going on there. Either the lab messed up the first time or the few small changes I made to my diet worked. Only other thing I can think of is I started taking some ActivateExtreme to help boost my T and low libido
06-26-2008, 05:15 PM
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07-11-2008, 04:42 PM
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07-11-2008, 09:56 PM
I couldn't agree more, avoid the endo at all costs. He'll give you a small amount of Androgel and call it a day. Find someone willing to balance out the hormone mess. If you're going the TRT route find someone experienced in administering proper therapy. T+HCG+AI if needed.
07-14-2008, 06:13 PM
07-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Had my first visit with Dr M. It went very well. He spent about 2.5 hours questioning and examining me. Ordered up a lot of tests as well. So far it looks like I am hypothyroid and have slight adrenal fatigue. Will be starting on 2 grains of Armour Thyroid tomorrow. Is there anything I need to look out for when going straight to 2 grains from nothing? Thanks for your input.
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