I am wondering if I should pursue TRT/HRT. I will give a bit of background on my me.
I cycled on and off SARMs and designer steroids several times between June 2016 and August 2018. I always did a PCT and waited 2-3 months after that to do another cycle.
Never got bloodwork done during that period because I was uneducated and an idiot. So I have no idea what my hormone levels were prior to going to on cycle.
In March 2017, my cholesterol was 250 mg/dL (100-199). LDL was 162 mg/DL (0-99). HDL was 62 mg/DL
I noticed that between cycles my cholesterol would always shoot up and during cycle it would get back down under control (under 200 mg/DL). I had no idea why and never though it was related to my hormone levels.
Anyway, I began to battle my cholesterol my hopping off all PEDS, losing fat, and changing diet to inflammatory over the course of 3-4 months. Nothing worked. My cholesterol stayed high.
This is when I began to think my cholesterol and hormone levels were related. I stumbled across this forum and read the stickies. And got some bloodwork done.
This is September 2018. These were my test results:
Total Testosterone: 375 nd/dL (264-916)
Free Testosterone: 13.1 pg/DL (9.3-26.5)
TSH: 1.060 uIU/mL (0.450-4.5)
E2: 10.2 pg/dL (7.6-42.6)
LH: 2.5 mIU/ML (1.7-8.6)
FSH: 6.3 mIU/ML (1.5-12.4)
Cholesterol: 248 mg/DL (100-199)
LDL:176 mg/DL (0-99)
HDL: 54 mg/DL
VLDL: 18 mg/DL (5-40)
Triglycerides: 92 mg/dL (0-150)
During this time, Everything else was in range. I just do not feel like typing it out. I was everything at this point for a month or so.
Given these levels, I decided to do a HPTA restart with Nolvadex. 20 mg/day for 4 weeks and then 10 mg/day for 4 weeks. 8 weeks total.
After those 8 weeks, these were my levels posted below. This is November 2018. Same reference ranges as above.
Total Testosterone: 682 Ng/DL
Free testosterone: 19.6
Total Cholesterol: 188
Liver enzymes spiked a bit. Which I attributed to the oral Nolvadex. Everything else in the CBC and CMP was within range. I cruised on some Aromasin. 12.5 mg twice per week for 8 weeks after.
Now I waited another 8-9 weeks until the Nolvadex was completely out of my system. I got my bloods done again last week. My testosterone crashed and cholesterol is back up. Bloodwork posted below. Same reference ranges as above.
Total Testosterone: 285 Ng/dL
Free Testosterone: 14.7 pg/dL
Total Cholesterol: 243 mg/DL
LDL: 155 mg/DL
HDL: 54 mg/DL
VLDL: 34 mg/DL
Triglycerides: 169 mg/DL
My triglycerides and VLDL are up. This is very concerning to me. I know now that it is directly tied to my hormone levels.
I am wondering if I should pursue TRT given that my levels went back to being like shit?
Any opinions and advice are welcome.
Thanks in advance guys.