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    Test Monsterone is offline Junior Member
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    Blood work: high IGF-1 / Low testosterone

    I posted on here a couple of weeks ago about thinking about self prescribing trt. Mentioned that I feel like I have low t due to lethargy, poor mood, etc.

    My blood work came in today and my total test levels are 471. But my IGF-1 Is 330, much higher than normal. When I was 19 my test levels were 880. I'm 32 now. Never took steroids or GH. I'm big and muscular (probably from the excess GH) and I have high blood pressure (related to high HGH). I also have high AST (47).

    No wonder I've been depressed for years and had mood swings all my life. Well I don't know why I'm posting this, but whatever. Don't have insurance so I'll have to see what I can do at this point.

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    471 isn't really that low of test IMHO.
    What time of day was the test taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    471 isn't really that low of test IMHO.
    What time of day was the test taken?
    Taken Monday morning after a 12 hour fast. Forgot to mention that my free-t was only 11.6 (8.7-25.1). Been eating healthy and exercising for months.

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    My normal test level is 421.

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    Hows your diet? Do you eat enough complex carbs and vegtables?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB View Post
    Hows your diet? Do you eat enough complex carbs and vegtables?
    I eat a good amount of veggies, like cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, etc. I eat a well balanced diet overall. Also eat oatmeal in the morning, use brown rice.

    One other thing I think it may be is I think I have sleep apnea. My ex said I snored real loud and I often have trouble staying awake during tasks on my computer where I got to think. I read sleep problems can lower t because of increased cortisol.

    I'm going to try to get a little leaner and use some breathing strips at night, and then I'll get my blood work in about a month. If it's still that low, I'm hopping on some test. I'm not happy being in the "normal" range when my peer average is 600-700. I want 1000.

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    Did you get a full hormone panel, including thyroid? Keep looking, it's worth it. Some ironically good news, insurance rarely covers Hormone replacement anyway.

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