Hi guys - Would appreciate thoughts on my bloods. From Dec 2-Jan 2, i took 1,500 IU HCG mono 3X a week. Had my blood drawn Jan 2. Then i went down to 500 IU 3X a week, through today. I had been on clomid prior, which raised my T from around 220/250 to around low 500s. But my free T never got above "low/out of range."
went to my urologist today and here are the results, as it reads on the printout he gave me:
Total testosterone: 874 ng/dl (300-1000)
Free testosterone: 1.32 ng/dL (0.95-4.30)
SHBG: 32 nmol/L (10-50)
Estradiol: 74.4 pg/ml (20.0-75.0)
So, nice bump on the overall T. Wish the free T would pop up more, but that seems to be a stubborn thing for me. The thing that will probably jump out to most of you is the estrodial. After reading on here and elsewhere, it seems so high. The doctor glossed over it/wasn't concerned at all. I asked whether this is the "sensitive assay" test and he didn't really answer or seem to know. I asked about arimidex, and he says he doesn't like to prescribe it, as it can really lower bone density in his opinion, and he said in my case, he wouldn't prescribe it, as on my initial visit back in March, i came in a bit low on bone density.
So, what are your thoughts? Any ideas on lowering that somehow another way? I told him i lowered my HCG dose to 500 IU 3X a week, and he thought it was fine, but that i might be "under dosing" myself at that amount. He didn't buy off on any "leydig cell densensitization" argument. I will go back in, in 2 months to see my bloods on that new protocol. Perhaps i'll have to lose some points on overall T in order to have that estrodial maybe come down a bit.
Ok, now the more important part - how do i feel. Overall, i guess i feel pretty great. No real depression, no anxiety really, no nipple sensitivity or anything that would suggest too high an estrodial count. Erection quality decent, not a ton of morning wood, libido is ok, hit or miss i guess. I think i feel a bit better now, than when on clomid.
So, that's it. He's done well by me, fixing my varicocele via surgery and thereby helping my fertility chances (we're trying to have a baby) and getting my overall T up by being proactive on things like clomid and HCG. Just sort of wondering if he's right in blowing off the estrodial thing (he did ask me if i had the normal symptoms like man boobs, etc and i said "no"). But at the end of the day, he knows more than me, obviously. And i need to concentrate on the fact that overall i do feel good. I just feel like my erections/libido could be better. Who knows.