Seeking some advice regarding my current low T issues. Particularly keen on hearing peoples opinion on taking DAA & DIM given my current situation.
Recently self inflicted significant harm to my endocrine system through sarms usage (what I thought was ostarine). At the time I was also placing myself under significant stress through over training, low calorie dieting and lots of work related stresses. To top it off I was also taking finasteride. End result was a complete crash in my testosterone. Currently have all sorts of low T symptoms.
Height: 188 cm
Body and facial hair: No issues growing hair
Where I carry fat and how it’s changed: Quite a fit individual, however, do find it difficult to lose that last little bit of fat and become lean.
Medical history: Nil
Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs: Finasteride (only for 7 wks though)
Diet: Very clean
Training: 3 times per week
Testes ache, ever, with a fever?: No ache, but do get a tingling sensation
How have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: Morning wood non existent
Lab results with ranges
FSH 6.9 (1.5-9.7)
LH 1.5 (1.8-9.2)
Prolactin 166 (90-400)
Oestradiol <70 (<160)
Test Total 7.9 (12.0-31.9)
SHBG 63 (17-56)
Free Test 94 (260-740)
Seeking other peoples input here, but thinking I’m secondary hypogonadism (given low LH) likely due to hormonal imbalances from the stresses I have placed on my body. Have seen an endo - his advice is to wait 3 months for hormones to normalise.
Currently doing everything I can to try improve my test levels - eating lots of healthy fats (lots of eggs), supplementing with ZMA and vitamin D, keeping weight training to 3 times per week max, minimising stress, alcohol and caffeine etc …
Feeling like shit at the moment and wanting to ask peoples opinion on taking DAA with DIM to help boost the LH? Really just want to do anything I can (preferably naturally) to speed up this process as this is really effecting my quality of life.
Also planning to start taking ashwaganda for cortisol control.
TRT is last option and would like to exhaust all possible recovery protocols prior.
Appreciate any advice you guys can give, particularly on taking DAA & DIM.