Hello. I have not been here for a while because I felt much better.
Male, 50y, diagnosed with Hashimoto 2 years ago, low t3 syndrome, first on T4 only, then on Combo T4+T3.
My latest results:
TSH 0.73 (0.37-3.53), FT3 5.1 (3.8-6), FT4 9.9 (7.9-14.2)
Total cholesterol 6.91 (<5) high
HDL: 1.4 (>1)
LDL 5.5 (<3) high
Triglicerides 0.9 (<1.7)
Ferritin 84 (24-336)
Calcium 2.49 (2.14-2.53)
Estradiol 51.5 (7.6-42.5) high
Free testosterone 19.1 (1-28)
SHBG 62 (10-57) high
Prolactin 4.5 (2.6-13.1)
I feel ok. I do not have any major symptoms exept some palpitations at 2 – 4 am. I have also been having some problems with my prostate in the last 3 years. My urologist said it may be due to some pituary hormones but did not elaborate. Now I see that my estradiol and Shbg are higher than normal. Few months ago, the total testosterone was also slightly over the top. The urologist said nothing to worry (PSA was low). I understand that women with high estrogen use progesterone to lower it, but what about men?
Also, my cholesterol has been on the rise lately. I thought that with the optimum thyroid therapy it would go down but it has not. Strangely enough it was almost normal, when I was on the T4 only therapy (ft4 was high normal, and t3 was middle range). Any men here on the forum with the same problems or ideas what is going on?