My husband is a 37 year old male that has been treated for Hashimoto's disease for about 10 years. He has had screenings on and off to monitor a cyst/tumor he has located on his thyroid and has had cancer marker screenings a couple of times over the years.
Approximately one year ago, blood results showed that his testosterone levels were around 230. He was prescribed Androgel in larger doses than are typically prescribed which actually resulted in a reduction of his testosterone levels, down to 150. This prompted the dr. to order testosterone injections (every two weeks) in addition to the Androgel therapy. After months of therapy, his levels actually did increase to the 500 range about 3 months ago, however treatment has remained the same and levels are again falling, back to 291 as of 2 weeks ago. In addition, although his TSH levels fluctuate every few months, they are again on the rise.
He is a fit person, goes to the gym every day and eats well. He is often lethargic, and has a temperament that is impatient and he is easily aggrevated. Since August of last year, he has been under the care of both his family physician and an Endocrinologist. He has had an MRI to rule out a problem with his pituitary gland. He is a contractor and is generally out in the sun 8-10 hours daily however he was recently told that his Vitamin D were drastically low and he began taking a Vitamin D supplement daily.
My husband was also diagnosed with a mitochondrial myopathy approximately 9 years ago and underwent a muscle biospy because he had CPK levels in the 1200 range, he currently undergoes no treatment for this.
We are looking for any help in asking the appropriate questions of our doctors to determine a course of action moving forward and educate ourselves on possible causes and treatments. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.