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Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:45:21 am »
Hi all,
Looking for some advice. I am a 34 male.
I've got a total test of 360 and E2 of 20 (free test should be 10). these numbers are consitent since March.
Last december an previously  i had a T of 550.
I do a lot of sports (BB and running) and from then to now, i lost almost 25 pounds and gained fat (chest, abdomen) and sex drive went to zero. Lost nocturnal erections.
Tryed tamoxifen and test went to 800 but when i stopped  6 weeks later come back to mid 300 again.
I suplement Vitamin D, zinc, magneseium, fish oil, neetle .
I want to recover my last year condition.
Doctor dont care, and still saying my numbers are normal, and almost call me an idiot and say that my problems are stressed related...
What r my chances ? Should i go to an anti-aging clinic ?
I just want this nightmare to end!!!
BTW, diet and exercise and lifestyle cant be more healthier...
Thks
« Last Edit: November 17, 2016, 04:10:42 am by antor »

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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 12:34:46 pm »
Welcome. From what I've heard the anti-aging clinics can be expensive and don't always offer the best protocols. If you're in the US you might look into one of the site sponsors, such as Defy Medical. They have reasonable prices and a lot of satisfied customers here.
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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 12:34:46 pm »

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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 03:28:32 pm »
Hi all,
Looking for some advice. I am a 34 male.
I've got a total test of 360 and E2 of 20 (free should be 10). these numbers are consitent since March.
Last december an previously  i had a T of 550.
I do a lot of sports (BB and running) and from then to now, i lost almost 25 pounds and gained fat (chest, abdomen) and sex drive went to zero. Lost nocturnal erections.
Tryed tamoxifen and test went to 800 but when i stopped  6 weeks later come back to mid 300 again.
I suplement Vitamin D, zinc, magneseium, fish oil, neetle .
I want to recover my last year condition.
Doctor dont care, and still saying my numbers are normal, and almost call me an idiot and say that my problems are stressed related...
What r my chances ? Should i go to an anti-aging clinic ?
I just want this nightmare to end!!!
BTW, diet and exercise and lifestyle cant be more healthier...
Thks

If you're having a lot of standard low testosterone symptoms, and it sounds like you are, then you should definitely talk to a doctor about it.  I also encourage you to look over these potential root causes of low testosterone, especially since you are younger:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/causes_of_low_testosterone.aspx

Also, since you are younger, you need to consider fertility (I would guess) if you do end up going on treatment.  Check out this:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_fertility.aspx

This covers the different ways to raise testosterone and still preserve fertility.
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 04:12:05 am »
I've got consistent high urine 24h cortisol.
RMI reveals normal pituary and cushings has been ruled out.

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 08:50:15 am »
Hi all,
Looking for some advice. I am a 34 male.
I've got a total test of 360 and E2 of 20 (free test should be 10). these numbers are consitent since March.
Last december an previously  i had a T of 550.
I do a lot of sports (BB and running) and from then to now, i lost almost 25 pounds and gained fat (chest, abdomen) and sex drive went to zero. Lost nocturnal erections.
Tryed tamoxifen and test went to 800 but when i stopped  6 weeks later come back to mid 300 again.
I suplement Vitamin D, zinc, magneseium, fish oil, neetle .
I want to recover my last year condition.
Doctor dont care, and still saying my numbers are normal, and almost call me an idiot and say that my problems are stressed related...
What r my chances ? Should i go to an anti-aging clinic ?
I just want this nightmare to end!!!
BTW, diet and exercise and lifestyle cant be more healthier...
Thks

Have you had other hormones tested besides total T and E2?  LH and FSH can tell a lot about what kind of condition you have.
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ED started Feb. 2016.

Pre-clomid lab numbers:
Total T --> 313/349/258 (249-836)
Free T --> 79.87/59.65 (30-150)
SHBG --> 22/19 (10-57)
LH --> 4.3/3.1 (1.7-8.6)
FSH --> 1.7/1.6 (1.5-12.4)
Prolactin --> 5.1 (4-15.2)
Estradiol --> 11.42/24.06 (7.02-49.06)

Started taking clomid September 2016.  Tested Oct 5 and November 30:

Total T --> 649/502 (249-836)
Free T --> 149/123 (30-150)
SHBG --> 26/21 (10-57)
LH --> 7.7/7.3 (1.7-8.6)
FSH --> 2.3/1.9 (1.5-12.4)
Prolactin --> 11.3/9.4 (4-15.2)
Estradiol --> 29.49/26.32 (7.02-49.06)

Current symptoms:  low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Currently seeking a functional medicine solution.

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 10:06:32 am »
Yes, please post any other labs you might have including LH and FSH.
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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 06:55:04 pm »
I've got consistent high urine 24h cortisol.
RMI reveals normal pituary and cushings has been ruled out.

High cortisol will lower testosterone a little.  However, it usually will not dramatically lower it from what I understand.
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 05:07:45 pm »
Test 374
Free test 10 (8.8 - 28)
Estradiol 32
Lh 4,3
Fsh 8
Shbg 40
Vitamine d 40
Cortisol 180 (Max 260)
Cortisol is no issue anymore.

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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 10:27:38 pm »
Test 374
Free test 10 (8.8 - 28)
Estradiol 32
Lh 4,3
Fsh 8
Shbg 40
Vitamine d 40
Cortisol 180 (Max 260)
Cortisol is no issue anymore.

The only thing that really stands out is the testosterone and free testosterone to me.  Those could cause you issues.  Check out this page on free testosterone levels:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/free_testosterone_levels.aspx
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 07:52:51 am »
I'd be happy to talk with you if you're considering transferring your care to a specialist.
Feel free to PM me anytime!
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 03:09:59 pm »
Test 374
Free test 10 (8.8 - 28)
Estradiol 32
Lh 4,3
Fsh 8
Shbg 40
Vitamine d 40
Cortisol 180 (Max 260)
Cortisol is no issue anymore.

Hey, sorry I missed a couple of your posts - wasn't deliberate.  Actually, this looks familiar - I think I responded elsewhere.  In any event, that is low testosterone and the free testosterone is pretty low as well.  My testosterone was just a little below yours, and I was miserable with low T symptoms.  Also, check out this page on free testosterone and you'll see that around 10-13.5 is where depression can start setting in per a couple of studies:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/free_testosterone_levels.aspx

That said, some docs still don't like to treat unless you are a bit lower on both of those.  One more thing that I can't remember if I told you or not, but be sure to look for root causes:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/causes_of_low_testosterone.aspx
« Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 03:11:48 pm by PeakT »
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 04:31:44 pm »
I've got consistent high urine 24h cortisol.
RMI reveals normal pituary and cushings has been ruled out.

Comment:  Imo most of the savvy docs also use a 3 or 4 point salivary cortisol test, which reveals your cortisol slope, cortisol at key points which can tie to symptoms and also is based on free testosterone.
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
And check out my new Peak Testosterone Program on the right side of my home page: http://www.peaktestosterone.com.

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Re: Low Testosterone - What Should i Do?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 04:31:44 pm »