Hi I have been experiencing a whole range of symptoms for the past couple of years, with extreme fatigue & repeated ill health being my main concerns! After many blood tests they checked my:
Serum testosterone is: 0.28 (normal range 0.29-1.67nmol/L)
Free Androgen Index: 0.6 (normal range 1-6)
My GP said that she has never treated a female with low testosterone so is referring me to an Endocrinologist.
My SHBG is 69 ( normal range 32.4-128nmol/L)
I am 44 so wondered about early menopause but tests came back suggesting this is not the case?
Serum FSH level - 6u/L
Serum LH level - 8.8 u/L
Serum oestradiol - 382 (normal range 46-12000pmol/L)
Zinc - 11.8 (normal range 11-24umol/L)
Anti-tissue transglutnase -0.5 (normal level 0-7u/mL)
My GP has spoken about me possibly having HRT. I have zero energy / no libido / hair loss / nails tearing / acne / low mood / irritability/ terrible skin / night sweats / poor sleep / poor eyesight / blemishes / forgetfulness- the list goes on!!
I initially wondered if it was hypothyroidism but my TSH level is- 3.360 (normal range 0.4-4)
The GP has been referring me to different hospitals to treat each individual symptom which is driving me insane! Due to my extreme fatigue I have also been referred to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome clinic!!
Please can anyone help! I feel like I am going mad! I am not getting any better and I am constantly sick!! Tonsillitis/ chest infections / you name it, I get it!! I am surprised I haven’t been sacked from my job!!
The only other low blood tests have been-
Aspartate Transferase - 16 (normal range 15-45)
EGFR - 64 (normal range 60-200)
HCT Ratio 0.39 (normal range 0.36-0.46)
Urea -2.2 below (normal range 2.5-7.2)
Some higher results have been:
MCHC - 345 (315-345)
Creatinine- 83 (45-84)
I don’t know if any of these results make sense to anyone but if they do please give me your views.