After a month of taking 12.5mg clomid per day, 12.5mg iodine [for thyroid], 400mg ashwagandha
Testosterone 40.4 nmol [7.6 - 31.4] I believe this converts to 1200
TSH 6.17 mIU/l [0.27 - 4.2] I believe this is an effect from all iodine?
free T4 16 pmol/l [12 - 22] This is where it always lies
So obviously the dose of clomid was too high. I dont think i experienced any negative sides, like the emotions people talk about, alot more night time wood, and for the first few weeks i think a bit more confidence and drive, and strength in the gym. However I expect as test shot way up my SHBG and E2 shot way up also so I didn't experience the benefits.
I have ceased clomid now as I finally have my appointment with an NHS endo almost 6 months from referral. Such a joke. But hopefully i'll get some good baseline bloodwork if nothing else. If i try clomid again i'll probably do 12.5mg sunday and thursday only.
I Have a prescription for an anti fungal, diflucan, will see if I can knock this internal yeast down and assess if symptoms improve, which was a main finding of the stool analysis I mentioned earlier. I have had a mold problem in the bathroom of our rented accomdation finally sorted, but do wonder if the health effects of being around that so long could have triggered all this. At least the clomid experiment confirms my testiscles are very capable of production