... Hello everyone, first time here. Am a 30yo male. Will try keep my story short. Been struggling with extreme fatigue, ringing ears, anxiety, irritability, awful stress intolerance, ... over the last two years. Major downhill progress since emotional trauma. I have had psychological analysis, concerning moderate anxiety, but see this as secondary with months of specialized... (3 replies)
... stress, etc can result in low testosterone. It's even harder to diagnose in women and children because levels are much lower, yet researchers do think that low testosterone in women is a issues. ... (4 replies)
... Yes, they are connected, but I can't tell you exactly how.
It's the reason why low libido is such a common symptom of hypothyroidism.
All of the body's hormones are meant to "play together" in balance. When one is out of whack, it affects others. That's the only explanation within my capacity to give. ;) (4 replies)
... The thyroid and the adrenals can all affect your cycle, cortisol is the precursor for most of our hormones, oestrogen progesterone testosterone thyroid hormones and so on, without correct cortisol all of these can be out of whack. Even low normal cortisol can affect this. ... (1 replies)
... I'd also suggest you get your testosterone checked as well, but wait until your thyroid levels are in range again. Note a low normal testosterone result doesn't mean 'okay' it means test again. ... (1 replies)
... angel.gif I've read about subclinical hypothyroidism for what seems like days now but I still didn't know to post the lab ranges. I just assumed that all the lab ranges were the same for everyone's tests. ... (2 replies)
... as SHBG will tell you how much FREE testosterone is in your blood. You want SHBG to be low, so that your testosterone and thyroid hormones are unbound. ... (15 replies)
... endolies- have your testosterone, SHBG and estrogen levels checked. I seem to remember you saying that you felt cold. Sex hormone imbalance could be causing that too. (15 replies)
... How about your testosterone and SHBG levels? ... (15 replies)
... mentioned that "estrogen inhibits thyroid activity and thus, exacerbates thyroid deficiency. In contrast, progesterone, cortisol, and testosterone are thyroid allies... ... (10 replies)
... Sammy- INTERESTING about SHBG. My level is actually pretty high on the range. I didn't think that it was so bad because it binds testosterone (I'm hairy 'nuff) but it also binds thyroid hormone? Am I understanding that correctly? I wondered if testing thyroglobulin levels was worth it, since estrogen can raise that, right? In the end, I suppose the treatment will be the same,... (10 replies)
... After watching my TSh rise over the last 6 months from less than detect to 1.2 without a corresponding rise in T4 or T3, I've concluded that my thyroid is maxed out and needs help. T3 won't go above 5.2 (range 3.5 to 6.5) and in fact dropped to 4.4 in September after a three week work stint in the north.
I've also had hypo symptoms including lack of focus (brain fog),... (7 replies)
... I know nothing about testosterone levels but, I do know thyroid quite well. ... (7 replies)
... dL. I'm wondering if maybe estrogens like E2 and elevated prolactin aren't choking my testosterone supply and causing these side effects. ... (5 replies)
... as and low in others. I was low in DHEA, cortisol, aldosterone.. the stress hormones... BUT I was alright in progesterone and estrogen and the kicker I had more testosterone than a teenage male.. Explained anger issues to some degree. ... (4 replies)
... I have had hypothyroidism for 20+ years and I am having issues with major fatigue, extreme sweating and feeling hot and low libido. I have been on a low dose of synthroid for most of my life, but just switched over to Armour, 1/90mg/day.So, I had some tests run and these are the results:
Free Testosterone: .6
Testosterone Total: 19 (in range, but... (0 replies)
... Audrey is there anyway I can find out who your doctor is? It would appear after reading your posts that we have very similar health issues and you seem to have found someone amazing to work with..ive been struggling to find someone so thorough and specialized in this particular area and you seem to of done it. I actually found your post while googling adrenals and isocort..ive... (23 replies)
... My endo requested that I have a morning blood draw today to measure testosterone levels again. ... (1 replies)
... My endo also mentioned her concern about my pituitary gland having connection with my low testosterone levels. That sent me to the web again and reading about pituitary tumors. Then I read about those types of tumors affecting eyesight! ... (5 replies)
... It's not that they wont help me, it's just that they all completely missed it as they were all concentrating on my testosterone levels :rolleyes: As soon as my GP gave me a copy for me to look at my own leisure I picked it up almost straight away.
I do get my cholesterol, LFT, cortisol and HGH tested regularly all of them have always been really good. (11 replies)