I just received my labs back and my hematocrit is high again (54.7). I've had this issue for sometime. In the past, I donated blood and even had therapeutic phlebotomy. But that dropped my iron level and it has taken over a year to get my levels back to normal.
I have read in a few places that clomiphene is less likely to cause this issue. Does anyone have experience? And I see, more generally, that the reviews are mixed on clomiphene. Do I have that right?
Test 485 (250-1100)
Free T 108 (35-155)
E2 ultra 30
Free T3 208 (210-440)
T3 Total 69 (76-181)
T4 Direct Dialysis 2.0 (.9-2.2)
Ferritin 71 (38-380).
My T3 has been low for years as I've been on the keto diet for about 4 years. It's not for everyone, but I'm a big fan for many reasons. I do take T4 75 mcg and T3 5 mcg, bid.