... Hello everyone. I am a newbie to this forum. I have been unable to work for a year and 1/2 now due to horrific muscle fatigue, weakness and suffer almost every other symptom of hypothyroidism including :hair loss, dry skin, rash, clearing throat very often, sleeping too much and never feel rested, anxiety, 54 lb weight gain in last year with healthy diet (no carb/low fat),... (5 replies)
... I did the labs that this new endo ordered, my testosterone is in the gutter at 139, SHBG at 21 and my follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone are both in the upper normal range. ... (6 replies)
... A couple of weeks ago I requested that my PCP test my thyroid levels. After much more research I am now know only testing TSH does not necessarily determine hypothyroidism. I wrongly assumed then that he would run all necessary test.
Right now I only have my TSH level:
Can someone tell me what this number means? My doctor said my test was normal... (3 replies)
... my hair is very thin on top which startled me because I have always had very thick hair. Most of the symptoms I am having I attributed to aging. I also have low testosterone for which I use androgel daily. ... (1 replies)
... and i'm sure that i'm half of what i used to be before the incident. I'm wandering if my low testosterone is cause by thyroid or pituitary gland disorder, cause by excessive cortisol release after taking amphetamine and stressing my body. ... (0 replies)
... You may have Low T... Symptons are about the same. Might have doc check your free testosterone levels next time. Selinum, zinc, and iodine may help with both. ... (19 replies)
... 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)