Just a quick update: I decided to do a hormonal profile again last week.
To recap the protocol so far, it’s been 2 weeks “on” (Clomid, Letrazole, DHEA), 2 weeks “off” (just Letrazole), 1 week “on” (dropped to one week due to some Clomid side effects) and then 3 weeks “off”. I waited 48 hours after the third off week without taking anything, then did my hormonal profile.
My testosterone is through the roof, especially considering its after three weeks with no Clomid whatsoever. It’s even higher than my levels were after being on Clomid for three weeks straight last year (see previous posts). My Endo is on holiday so I haven’t gotten his opinion yet, but I’m hoping that this indicates that my pituitary is starting to come to the party. Clearly my balls are still capable of producing testosterone. I had naturally high (off upper end of range) testosterone levels before I started taking Propecia and became hypogonadal, so again, I’m hoping this indicates a return to form. Is certainly promising results.
In terms of how I’ve been feeling: just finished the Clomid on week that followed after these results. Emotional sides of Clomid have been much less this past week, but it is a factor. Energy levels are good, muscle mass good, erections are strong, still not quite back to pre PFS but the closest I’ve been since those days. Have noticed some irratibility which may be due to the incredible hulk levels of T. Otherwise all good.
Will update again when I hear from my Endo…
Estrogen 97 pmol/L Ref: 40-161
Total T 36.6 nmol/L >12 is normal
SHBG 19.7 nmol/L Ref: 11.9-55.8
Free T 1120 pmol/L (“High”) Ref: 180-739
FSH 8.2 U/L
LH 13 U/L
Cortisol 348 nmol/L
DHEA 8.22 umol/L