-height: 5’ 8"
-describe body and facial hair: Do not lack for hair anywhere, all hair grows extremely fast, including beard
-describe where you carry fat: Carry fat all in the trunk( hips, stomach, chest area)
-No prostate/hair drugs ever
– No steroids ever
-describe diet Intermittent fasting at the moment with adequate amounts of protein, fat, and carbs during feeding window
-describe training: CrossFit/powerlifing/olympic lifting
-testes never ache
-before starting ZMA morning wood was non existent
I’ve been dealing with the problem for the last two years. Prior to this I’ve always had an extremely active sex drive. I believe my problems are a result of stress, over training(CrossFit and Olympic lifting), not enough dietary fat throughout that period and rapidly cycling diets on the extreme ends of things(carb back loading to paleo). I have never taken any gear. After a intense CrossFit competition it felt as through I had broken myself, and have been in a fog since then. After seeing multiple doctors, a naturopathic doctor, and reading studies online I am improving in most areas( stress management, energy getting back to normal most days, lifting again) however my sex drive still sucks. I went from being able to go multiple times in a day, to being okay with sex once a month.
Currently I am doing 16/8 intermittent fasting, making sure I’m getting plenty of fats, carbs, protein, and quality vegetables in my feeding window. I chose IF because it seems to give me the most focus during the day as opposed to eating small meals throughout the day. I am also no longer training like an idiot in regards to intensity/volume, and am getting ample amounts of recovery time.
I am currently taking:
Vit d3: 5000mg a day
Fish oil: 1000mg a day
DAA: 3000mg a day(cycling off on weekends)
Pregnenolone: 50mg a day
ZMA: 2 capsules at night.
(all supplements and dosages controlled by my naturopathic doctor)
levels: feb 24 2014
Test serum: 473 (385-1193 ng/dl)
test free: 12.5 (9.3-26.5 pg/ml)
(these feb labs were taken at 3 in the afternoon, so accuracy is not ideal, although my test here is higher in the afternoon than in march when it was taken at 8am fasted, where its supposed to be at one of its highest peaks)
Levels: march 13, 2015
test total: 465 ng/dl
test bio: 53
test free: 97 (35-155pg/ml)
Test total: 498 (250-1100 ng/dl)
test free: 81.9 (35-155 pg/ml)
vit d: 43 (30-80ng/ml)
TSh:4.0 (.3-4.7 mcLU/ml)
Levels : 9/25/15
DHT: 23 (30-85 ng/dl)
pregnenolone: very low
Platelets: on the low side
Lipid panel: Cholesterol mg/dL 240
Cholesterol,LDL,Calc <100 mg/dL 170
Cholesterol, HDL >40 mg/dL 36
Triglycerides <150 mg/dL 168
Non-HDL,Chol,Calc <130 mg/dL 204
I feel like I lost that special little chemical that makes me feel like a fucking man, even though I’m stronger, faster, and in better shape than I ever have been. Any thoughts would be welcome.