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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: NickZ on March 11, 2017, 02:01:35 am

Title: TSH and Total T
Post by: NickZ on March 11, 2017, 02:01:35 am

Should I treat a TSH of 3.04 before treating my low testosterone of 291?
Title: Re: TSH and Total T
Post by: Joe Sixpack on March 11, 2017, 03:11:18 am
Depends on what your symptoms are and depends on what the rest of your thyroid labs say.  I suspect that most docs would want you to get a full thyroid panel before diving into treating your thyroid, free T3, free T4, Reverse T3. 

Having said that, your TSH is higher than you'd like to see, especially if your symptoms include fatigue or brain fog. 
Title: Re: TSH and Total T
Post by: PeakT on March 12, 2017, 10:30:35 pm

Should I treat a TSH of 3.04 before treating my low testosterone of 291?

Well, the one thing I will say is that treating hypothyroidism often relieves some (or potentially all) of the symptoms and raises testosterone:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_thyroid

The reverse is not true.
Title: Re: TSH and Total T
Post by: 53chevy on March 13, 2017, 03:08:04 am
 Check cortisol too. Cortisol helps shuttle thyroid hormones into the cells.
Title: Re: TSH and Total T
Post by: NickZ on March 13, 2017, 06:33:32 pm
Thank you guys. I still have pretty bad sleep. I know my cortisol is high out of range due to chronic sleep disruption.
Title: Re: TSH and Total T
Post by: Sighalot on March 17, 2017, 02:34:26 am
Some people feel great with a tsh of 3, others can feel downright sick...might be an idea to try medicating for 6-12 months and see how it makes you feel.
Title: Re: TSH and Total T
Post by: PeakT on March 17, 2017, 03:58:33 am
Thank you guys. I still have pretty bad sleep. I know my cortisol is high out of range due to chronic sleep disruption.

Yeah and pull those thyroid #s per Joe Sixpack above.  You can do it yourself if your physician won't do it for some reason:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_labs