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NickZ

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TSH and Total T
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:01:35 am »

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

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Re: TSH and Total T
« Reply #1 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. 
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 03:08:04 am »
 Check cortisol too. Cortisol helps shuttle thyroid hormones into the cells.

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NickZ

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« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 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
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
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.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: TSH and Total T
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