How I Started
I decided to take care of this hormone challenge (failing so far!) since I discovered that one of my readings was off-chart without an explanation. Most doctors I saw for the first few years informed me to “ignore it.” It was the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin.
- SHBG at 112.3 nmol/L.
So one doctor had me do an ultrasound for the abdomen and SCROTAL US. Both returned negative.
I have done these tests for as long as I can remember, and below are WITHIN Range including its readings on 7/2019
- Free Testosterone, Total
- Free Testosterone, Serum
- Follicle Stimating Hormone (FSH)
- Lutenizing Hormones (LH)
- DHEA-Sulfate: 226.3 ug/dL
- Folate (Folic Acid), Serum
- Estradiol (Roche ECLIA methodology): 11.0 pg/mL
- Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1). This one was in 2017.
Update (end of July 2019)
The new tests were conducted after a discussion with the great and helpful Dr. Xavier Kern (part of the Kharazian’s group). The test and their results are
- Methylmalonic Acid (MMA), Urine: 3 mmol/mol
- Sex Hormone Binding Glob, Serum: 112.3 (high)
- Homocyst(e)ine: 11.3 umol/L (high)
- B12: 239/4 pmol/L (below range)
I started taking B12-Max (3 times a day).
- Folate (Folic Acid), Serum: 8.3 ng/mL
- MTHFR (containing c677t and a1298c): negative
- Growth Hormone, Serum: <0.1 ng/mL
- Zinc. 21.1 umol/L (out of range)
I will be reducing my Zinc daily intake
All these tests can be found here.
Update: More Tests Got Scheduled (7/2019)
Thanks to Michelle Gerencser, MS, who has helped me a great deal throughout the years. She suggested I take a new DUTCH Comprehensive Urine Hormone Test and I am waiting for results
(all the blood tests are available online under Most Recent Blood Work above)