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T3 only has raised my testosterone, estrogen and SHBG! (Male)

T3 only has raised my testosterone, estrogen and SHBG! (Male)

Hi all,

I’ve been on T3 only for a while now and I’ve taken various amounts, up to 100mcg but now settling around 60mcg. I’ve been taking the T3 for almost two months now and just had my sex hormones pulled and it seems it’s really pushed my testosterone, SHBG, and estrogen up!

Obviously this is concerning to myself as my sex hormone levels shouldn’t be this high naturally, and also my SHBG levels are through the roof.

I’m hoping someone has similar experience with this. What should I do? Is decreasing the dose enough or can I stop completely for a few days and resume at a much lower dose like 30mcg.

Why has the T3 only raised sex hormones so much.

I’ve attached the blood tests in question. You can see the comparison to my older blood tests.

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Hi - in your shoes I'd consult a hormone-wise medical practitioner rather than try to fix this yourself because I have a feeling (could be wrong) that raised testosterone can cause aggression.

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I think that's a misconception. I'm not aggressive as all my other hormones have also come up to compensate. The balance is the same but the levelsare higher.

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Oh yes, of course, I hadn't thought of that.

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Anyone? I suspect it's hard to find men in similar situations.

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