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m1active

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Hi guys,

I have some preliminary good news. As i mentioned in my last post, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto about 3 weeks ago. I am currently taking L-Thyroxin 75mg each day.

On the 26th May I went to a Urologist for a standard check-up due to the erection problems and I had blood drawn for a full-panel test and had an Ultrasound on my penis and testicles. Everything OK.

Today I got the blood results and here are the changes.

Currently I have:
16.05.2014 - 12:30 pm

Testosterone total - 15.1 nmol/l, ref. 5,5 - 25,2)
SHBG - 34,3 nmol/l, ref. 10-57
Free Androgen Index 44, ref > 20
LH - 4.1 mIU/ml, ref 0,8 - 7,6
FSH - 1,72 mIU/ml, ref 0,7 - 11,1
Prolaktin - 9,1 ng/ml, ref 2,5 - 17
Estradiol - 32.3, pg/ml, ref <56
DHEA-S - 207 mg/dl, ref 80-560

My last tests were taken in February, at another lab, so the ref values are different.

08.02 - 08:00 AM

Testosterone total - 12.05 nmol/l, ref. 9,9 - 27,8)
LH - 2,53 IU/l, ref 1,7 - 8,6
FSH - 1,72 mIU/ml, ref 0,7 - 11,1
Prolaktin - 151,90 mIU/l, ref 86-324
Estradiol - 62,78 pg/ml, ref 28 - 156

Notice the changes in the testosterone levels (different reference levels, as different labs). And note - the last results were take at 12:30 pm, not at 8 AM.

In february before I was diagnosed, my value was at the lowest (3 nmol/l above the norm). Or probably the lowest 10%

Currently I am 10 nmol/l above the norm. So now I am in the upper 65%!

And this after 3 weeks of taking L-Thyroxin.

About my symptoms - most of them have disappeared - I have lots of motivation, my willingness to have sex is back and in the last 5 days I have been having morning erections! Still not as hardcore as I would like them to be, but this is a good think. I also have had very few of the typical episodes I used to have previously - no energy, being absolutely fucked up on certain days. Previously I had a day out every 3-4 days. The last one I had was before 8 days and today I felt like a fucking king.

The effect of L-Thyroxin should fully kick in between 4-8 weeks, mostly 6. I will get retested in the same lab I got tested in February in 2 weeks. I am really looking forward to see how things are going.

So guys, check your thyroid. It can really fuck you up...

Oh yeah, and I lost 5 kilos. I haven't had any motivations to work out, now I started going to the gym again and I am looking forward to losing the weight that I was never able to lose back in the days because of the fucking thyroid.

The doctor said that I have probably had the low thyroid function for at least 2 years. I guess it will take some more time until everything is back to normal, but I really feel that I have my life back.

Greets,

A.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2014, 09:00:45 pm by m1active »

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Hi guys,

So I have been taking L-Thyroxin 75MG for about 6 Weeks now.

I had some lab results rechecked (in the same lab where I had my initial tests). The following came back:

18.06.2014, 9 A.M. - 19,00 nmol/l (ref 9,9 - 27,8)
08.02.2014, 8 A.M. - 12,05 nmol/l (ref 9,9 - 27,8)

As you can see we have an almost 60% increase, which is quite good.

I do think that I can still get them even higher, as last week I was drinking almost everyday due to weddings and parties, which is not my normal behaviour and I am sure that this will have a negative influence. Also, I was about an hour late compared to last time.

On the sex side - my libido is almost back, although there are still days where I don't feel exactly like a sex crazed young guy, but I guess that this will come with the time. Most people say that hashimoto patients need about 6 months after the start of the threatment to get in shape. On the bright side - I had sex with a girl last week and I took 10mg of Cialis, as I was quite nervous. I had rock hard erections for 48 hrs and managed to have sex more than 6 times. Which was a good feeling :) So I guess that it is only the psychological part left that has to be cured.


So I will retest in 1-2 months and keep you guys posted.

At the same time I will try to lose those 6-7 KGs that have been always bothering me and see if that has an influence.

« Last Edit: June 18, 2014, 11:50:30 am by m1active »

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Congrats.  So what were you measuring above? 

Also, 10 mg of Cialis is a lot imo.  Try to get that way down or even eliminate it if you can.  Have you seen my pages on the pet inhibitors?  They're not all bad, especially for older men who take small doses.  But they definitely have many issues associated with them that you may not have thought of.

Let me tell you what that last 6-7 km will help you with more anything:  just confidence.
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Here is what I was talking about:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Hdr_PDE5

Also, you have to give the med a little more time as well:  you'll probably von tinge to get better over the next few weeks.
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I measured Testosterone levels. Unfortunately the lab I do the tests does not measures free testosterone, but I have found another one and I will try in 1,5 months.

I am sure that there is way to improve it but I guess I will wait a little bit more with the drugs. I have an appointment with my doctor in two weeks to check TSH, FT4 and FT4 and we will see if the dose needs to be adjusted. So definitely room to improve there.

I have seen your page on pet inhibors and my goal is to completely cut off cialis. I took a 10mg as I was really nervous, hence all the sex problems I had before the diagnosis. But I have my morning erections right now, so I am sure I am battling only psychological problems here - thinking of not getting an erection like the previous times. My plan is to reduce the dose to 5 mg for a while, than 2,5 and completely stop it for good (or bad :))

Do you really think that losing 5-7 kilos of weight is not going to do a change? My upper body and chest is pretty lean, but I have some belly fat which concerns me. I have been training for more than 10 years and I weight about 100 kgs / 1,92 height. I am sure that I can lose some more weight here.


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I think it depends on the guy.  I am a skinny bastard and lost just 8 pounds and it seemed to make a difference.  It may depend if u r a hi converter.
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I am more bulky built - i have very big muscles, but I am not exactly lean (no wonder with a non-working thyroid. I have become lean since started taking the pills). So with the pills now I should be able to lose those kgs. I will see if this has impact.


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I am more bulky built - i have very big muscles, but I am not exactly lean (no wonder with a non-working thyroid. I have become lean since started taking the pills). So with the pills now I should be able to lose those kgs. I will see if this has impact.

Let us know...
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