In my neverending funhouse of medical issues, my doctor has run a lot of tests, including a dexa scan, bloodwork, and quantitative urine tests (to look for calcium & iodine issues).
The following issues came up: severely deficient in vitamin D, deficient in iodine (60% in the 24 hour test), low bone density (which is an improvement from my previous osteopenia), very low testosterone & DHEA. Thyroid panel was on the low end of normal.
So...my doctor prescribed vitamin D (the most bioavailable form), calcium, Iodoral, and...
Testosterone & DHEA gel! It's a mix of bioidentical hormones in an alcohol base that I'm supposed to rub into my forearms once a day. Has anyone ever heard of this before, or used a hormone gel?
Also, he has mentioned "wilson's syndrome", which i know is not recognized by the American Thyroid Association. I meet the criteria to a T, including the low body temps. The treatment is T3, which is cytomel, I think. Supposedly the therapy involves doses of T3 that are tapered off once normal body temp is achieved. Has anyone ever taken this for non-bodybuilding purposes?
Sorry if I sound like an idiot...I'm just not finding a lot of information about either of these things that seems reliable. So....I thought I'd post about it on AF.