I have been suffering from what i believe are low testosterone symptoms for nearly a year now, however i suspect i may always have had testosterone on the low side. Small framed, soft features, look much younger than my age, not very hairy…
Due to a combination of being very stupid and ignorant at the time, and poor advice i did a 4 week cycle of Anadrol 50 at 25 mg a day when i was 20 years old. Did not do PCT. I know this was a ridiculously stupid decision and if i could go back i would never have touched steroids, Suffering the consequences now.
Been to see many Drs over the last year each to say nothing is wrong. Even though i have many symptoms,
decreased muscle mass,
massive increase in fat mainly in lower back and love handle region. (Diet not changed)
poor hair growth - Body hair + Facial. Pubic hair normal.
Lack of morning erections.
Loss of libido
My latests Lab results. 05.01.2017
(from England so measurements may be different.)
IGF-1 47.1 nmol/l 24.4 - 52.0
TSH 2.96 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
Free Thyroxine 14.9 pmol/L 12.0 - 22.0
Free T3 6.2 pmo/l 3.1 - 6.8
FSH 6.2 IU/L 1.5-12.4
LH 6.4 IU/L 1.7 - 8.6
Testosterone 16.7 nmol/L 7.6 - 31.4
Free Testosterone 9.19 pg/ml 4.0-30.0
SHBG 29 nmol/L 29 16-55
Prolactin 276 mIU/L 86-324
Cortisol 9AM sample - 219 nmol/L 133-537 nmol/L
17- Beta Oestradiol 48 pmol/L <192
25 OH Vitamin D 120 nmol/L 50-200
Iron 13.0 umol/L 10.6 - 28.3
T.I.B.C (Total iron binding capacity) 56 umol/L 41-77
Transferrin saturation 23% 20-55
Hemoglobin 127 g/l 130-170
Red cell count 4.92 x10^12/L 4.40 - 5.80
Platelet count 152 x10^9/L 150-400
White cell count 5.08 x10^9/L 3.0-10.0
Previously attempted a HPTA restart. (15/07/2016) Protocol was Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)
Arimidex 0.5 mg a week - (Dissolved pills in vodka and administered drops to accurately dose)
tapering off for 2 weeks after stopping nolvadex.
(Different Lab test hence different ranges)
Tested 1 week after tapering off Armidex (22/08/2016)
Testosterone 29.54 nmol/L 7.6 - 31.40
Free Testosterone (Calculated) 0.558 nmol/L 0.300 - 1.000
17-Beta Ostradiol 18.83 pmol/L 44.0 - 156.0
SHGB 40.69 nmol/L 16-55
FSH 10.01 IU/L 1.500 - 12.400
TSH 3.02 mIU/L 0.270 - 4.200
Free Thyroxine 15.13 pmol/L 12.000 - 22.000
As you can see my have all dropped back to what they where before since the HPTA restart.
Do you believe testosterone is even the cause of this problem?
All the Drs i have seen said its completely normal even though through my own research i know this is a low level for a 22 year old.
I suspect thyroid issues as well however again Drs keep assuring me my levels are again totally normal? TSH of 2.96 is not optimal
Could a cycle of Anadrol have permanently downgraded my HPTA’s ability to produce testosterone?
Was there a problem with my HPTA restart protocol resulting in it failing.