This is long overdue for me. There will be tldr cliffs at bottom. I truly appreciate anybody who can chime in, and anybody who reads this. This has been the biggest mistake and regret of my life. :
MY BIG QUESTION is could a 22 year old still be facing the consequences of doing prohormones and also not using pct at 16 years old. My story
I ran prohormones at 16 years old. I was already quite strong, benching 225 and squatting 330, at 16 years old 170 pounds. After about 2 years lifting, I decided that at 16 years old I had exhausted my natural gains (I can’t believe I actually thought this). My first cycle was hdrol, and then I ran a cycle of super dmz 2.0, and then another half bottle of super dmz 2.0 before hair loss scared me off of it. I did tons of research and understood the risks and actually had Clomid and Arimidex on hand. I know for a fact I got shut down. I remember one day just feeling like death. Death is the best word to describe how I felt. Definite shutdown. I never took the pct though. I was young and so stupid that I was scared I would stunt my growth so decided to tough it out. I felt like literal shit for about a year and a half.
Symptoms: Erectile dysfunction ( I think this is more due to anxiety as I do not always experience this)
Sleep Issues (Have had terrible insomnia)
Fat in stomach and chest despite staying lean
Bones feel weak
This last year I focused on clean eating, sleeping 8 hours, doing cardio, and focusing on compound lifts and it has made a difference. My gains in the gym have been crazy and I feel much better and get morning wood every single morning now. I still wonder if I am completely healed though, or if I have gotten accustomed to having lower testosterone. The obvious answer is to get a blood test. I will get a blood test, I want to wait about 6 weeks until my cut is finished so that I do not have suppressed hormones from the cut. I have been exploring a clomid restart and feel that it may be the best solution for me. Please let me know what your opinions are on this. I firmly believe I have secondary hypogonadism and will get bloods soon, but I would love opinions or stories that may help. Also if Clomid would be a good solution if it turns out im secondary.
Ran prohormones at 16 with no pct, had serious shutdown
Felt terrible and had low t sides for 6 years
Through natural remedies it has gone up, but still does not feel right
Could I still have low t and not be fully recovered?
Will get bloods done soon. Just want to know.
Thank you so much everyone. I truly appreciate your time for reading this.