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Total T Levels normal but Free T levels very high?

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matter2003

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Apr 11, 2013
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Just curious what this means in regards to TRT, which I have been on for several years now.

My total T levels are in the 820s, but my Free T levels are in the 260s, which means my Total T is well within range but my free T is off the scale high, as the cutoff is supposed to be 155 for the test at the high point.

I know this is from low SHBG levels which are not binding to it and rendering it inactive, but why is the free T so high when the Total T is in range?

Also, this is a constant thing for me, and every test I get done always shows the same thing...my Total T numbers will be well within normal range but my Free T numbers are very high.
 
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Just curious what this means in regards to TRT, which I have been on for several years now.

My total T levels are in the 820s, but my Free T levels are in the 260s, which means my Total T is well within range but my free T is off the scale high, as the cutoff is supposed to be 155 for the test at the high point.

I know this is from low SHBG levels which are not binding to it and rendering it inactive, but why is the free T so high when the Total T is in range?
Don't know, but I would think this is what one would want...Free is what gives the muscle, not total....Are u taking any thing to free the free up?....o_O
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matter2003

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Don't know, but I would think this is what one would want...Free is what gives the muscle, not total....Are u taking any thing to free the free up?....o_O
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I take exemestane(aromasin) because I am a high aromatizer 2-3 x week but other than that not really. If I don't take exemestane my estradiol numbers get out of control quickly.
 
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I take exemestane(aromasin) because I am a high aromatizer 2-3 x week but other than that not really. If I don't take exemestane my estradiol numbers get out of control quickly.

I'll do a little research on it....Could be in your diet....I believe there are some foods that could possible do this...Not sure tho...
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matter2003

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I'll do a little research on it....Could be in your diet....I believe there are some foods that could possible do this...Not sure tho...
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Looks like it might be the exemestane doing it...found this blurb:

" dose-dependent decrease in sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) has been observed with daily exemestane doses of 2.5 mg or higher. "
 
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