Hypothyroid and Low T, double wammy?
I am a 41 year old male. I'm in good physical shape. I do physical training, normally running 3-4 times a week. I have been suffering from day time tiredness, mental fog, cold hands/feet, joint pain, decreased sex drive and generally not feeling well. My thyroid test is below:
Thyrotropin Sensitive - 3.861 (High), (ref range - 0.358-3.74)
So based on the test above and symptoms I was diagnosed as hypothyroid. I have been taking Levothyroxine 25mcg for two weeks. No real difference yet.
My doctor also check my testosterone. My results are:
Testosterone, Serum or Plasma Quantitative EIA Ultrasensitive - 226.5ng/dL (Low), (ref range - 280-800)
Hemolysis Index NORMAL
Lipemia Index TRACE
Icteric Index NORMAL
I haven't been back to see the doctor yet ref the testosterone. I have been doing a lot of reading. Seems like my doctor should take a look at my free and bound testosterone, also the antibodies that are associated with Hashimotos for the thyroid. But that is just me guessing. Does anyone have recommendations on what I should ask/request from my doctor? Is there a big corralation between the two glands? Will correcting the hypothyroidism fix the low T? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by at282000; 01-17-2013 at 01:22 PM.