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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: 7132gertie on April 21, 2013, 02:23:07 am

Title: Still Stuggling/Low T/Sub-clinical Hypothyroid/Shortness of breath
Post by: 7132gertie on April 21, 2013, 02:23:07 am
Hey everybody, I wanted to see if anyone had any ideas on how to get a more agressive doctor to address my symptoms. I recently tested 70ng/dL total testosterone, my endo said my thyroid was ok, but after asking an on-line endo, he said the new range for TSH is .3 to 3.0. So he said I was sub-clinical, and he could not tell from the lab tests if the low t was from the adrenals or pituitary. I also told him of shortness of breath, elevated pulse rate, and borderline hypertension... I also have depression/anxiety/chronic fatigue. I don't know if I should go to a immunologist, neurologist, endo, or that guy from "House" (the old tv show)? I am thinking about functional medicine instead, they seem to be more proactive in looking for the root cause rather that just giving you testosterone. Does anyone have any experience with functional medicine specialists and how they handled your case? Thanks
Title: Re: Still Stuggling/Low T/Sub-clinical Hypothyroid/Shortness of breath
Post by: PeakT on April 21, 2013, 02:30:19 am
Hey everybody, I wanted to see if anyone had any ideas on how to get a more agressive doctor to address my symptoms. I recently tested 70ng/dL total testosterone, my endo said my thyroid was ok, but after asking an on-line endo, he said the new range for TSH is .3 to 3.0. So he said I was sub-clinical, and he could not tell from the lab tests if the low t was from the adrenals or pituitary. I also told him of shortness of breath, elevated pulse rate, and borderline hypertension... I also have depression/anxiety/chronic fatigue. I don't know if I should go to a immunologist, neurologist, endo, or that guy from "House" (the old tv show)? I am thinking about functional medicine instead, they seem to be more proactive in looking for the root cause rather that just giving you testosterone. Does anyone have any experience with functional medicine specialists and how they handled your case? Thanks

Wait.  Did you really mean 70 ng/dl?!?  This is one fourth of the old hypogonadal threshold if so and a fifth of LabCorp's new one.

I cannot imagine anyone leaving you at 70, but I am hoping that mistyped that and you mean 370 or 470!

If you total testosterone is really 70, you need to be carefully monitored for osteoporosis, elevatated insulin and anemia. 

PM me and I will send you my book if you do not have it.  I was in the upper 200's in my lowest days and it was miserable!