I have been puzzling over my latest set of test results - I know my adrenals are struggling (though I still feel they are better than when I started on this circus trip!) and my DHEA is low. But is that why my testosterone is low too? And what does that do/how does that effect women? Is it low because adrenals are low? Does taking DHEA and pregnelone fix adrenals and testosterone output??
I have been trying to find some info on this on the internet but seem to end up looking at articles re polycystic ovary syndrome in women.I don't have PCOS so I am getting a bit confused as to what the problem is and how to fix it.
My results were:
TSH 0.07 (0.3 to 4.5)
T3 free 3.64 (2.1 to 4.2)
T4 free 0.86 (0.7 to 1.8)
Testosterone 85 (150 to 600) this result doesn’t look good at all – is it linked to adrenals??
DHEA 41 (65 to 280) doesn’t look great either
T3 1770 (800 to 2500)
T4 2120 (550 to 3160) looks high here but is low in blood tests – why would that be?
Total 17 OH steroids 2.81 (3.17 to 8.63) I don’t know what this is either but doesn’t look good