Apologies for the super long post, feel free to skip to just labs, and maybe skim areas if I mentioned something that sticks out to you. P.S. sorry for all the links I have to another site, I have been a member there for a while and I enjoy their logging/tracking profile. I am posting because the more research I do I find either dead ends or conflicting information.
Age: 30 Height: 6’3 ft Waist: 52 inch Weight: 330
Body/Facial hair: No issues with hair growth, have a full beard, hairy back, Noticing small bald spot at crown of head (both brothers are bald/balding)
Body fat: Have always had issues with body fat, Very large framed person and according to U.S. Navy BF is in the 39%. Fat is primarily in the chest (moobs) and stomach area
Health conditions: No underlying conditions, as a child misdiagnosed ADD, No predominant health conditions doc is trying to get me on Blood pressure meds but I have kept them in check naturally with chamomile/hibiscus tea, (and learning to relax lol)
RX and OTC Drugs: Currently out of TRT meds, Daily
Supps: Opti-men multi, garlic, Fish oil (1.5g/5 pills), Arginine & ornithine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Diet: Following the Carb Nite Solution (as best I can) Shooting for under 30g Carbs a day, realistically after veggies coming in around under 40. One “Re-feed” (this is the carb night) a week in a 6 hour window
Training: I work out 4-5 days a week with a trainer for 45-55 minutes on my lunch break, according to my HRM im burning roughly 650-800 calls in this time. We do a hybrid of cardio weight training, I am doing plenty of weighted and cardio. Needless to say I’m wiped out at the end of every workout.
Testes ache ?: No
Morning wood: More often than not
Sex Drive: Before during and after TRT have not noticed any issues and always seemed overactive
My goals: I want to lose body fat, I have been doing great once the Cyp kicked in, but I also started the CNS diet around that time so I can’t give 100% of the credit to either one. I have gone down roughly 30-40 lbs since Mid May 2013. Here is a monthly breakdown of my weight fluctuation.
2013 Weight Tracker | 01-1: 338| 02-1: 330| 03-1: 353.6 | 04-1:364.3 l 05-1:365 l 06-1:355 l 07-1:355| 08-1: 344| 09-1: 340| 10-1: 331| 11-1: 321| 12-1: 327|
2/10/2012 - Testim Gel 1(50g) tube a day - I disliked this because I would constantly forget and I hated the stickiness of the gel, I also never felt much diff (could be due to the inconsistency)
3/05/2013 - 90/10 Cyp/Enthanate blend (150G) 1 shot a week (.75ml )- Much better (consistency wise, but only did this for 4 months due to the cost to get compounded ($60/month).
7/12/2013 - 100% Test Cyp (150g-200g) 1 shot a wk - Once this kicked in everything was great (minus side effects discussed below) Last shot was on sep 29th due to running out of prescription, and lag in between doc visit. During this time I decided to see what would happen if I moved off TRT how bad my body would drop back etc
Side effects to TRT - Only on Cyp I noticed terrible back acne every other day I had a new one it made me very self-conscious. I also noticed a major uptick in my estradiol, my understanding is I need something to keep that under wraps, and I also understand I need something like HCG to keep my testes producing naturally as well.
Last Doc Visit- 11/13/2013, My previous doctor of 3-4 years has “disappeared” she stopped reporting for work and they don’t know where/if she still practices. She was a highly rated doc and she preferred to find a natural remedy before throwing medicine at issues typically which I really appreciated. So I had a whole new doctor (board certified for occupational medicine).
I discussed my desire to start receiving HCG in addition to cyp and he discussed his lack of knowledge in that field of medicine made him “wary” of prescribing me anything so instead he referred me to an endocrinologist, and a sleep study (I cannot afford either at this time) and the short of it he did not renew my prescription. I assume if I do see an endocrine it would be better if I am “clean” of the TRT so he knows my baseline levels and maybe something would stick out
Back where I started - So I have noticed my workouts are much harder to get through nowadays. I did my baselines yesterday and I had to stop after 2 exercises, I could not even do half of a squat at 215 and I had immense difficulty lifting the bar to bench 215 lbs. I don’t want to lose all the progress I have made on this, I am still working out every day so I can only assume this loss in power is a result of the T dropping.
(seems I cant post links if you do a search for my username on bodybuilding.com you’ll see a detailed view of my lifting progress)
TRT goals - I would like to see if there is a supplement or natural way to boost T, I have read conflicting reports on DAA and Trib, people swear by them then there are those that say they do nothing. I’m not opposed to getting back on TRT but my concerns are the side effects I mentioned. I may do better on enthanenate.As I understand it is slower releasing so to speak, and the acne was primarily a result of hormone instability, i.e. the cypionate would be in the system then by the end of the week is down then it shoots back up. causing the body to break out due to imbalance
Please ask anything I have missed here, it seems this place is a vast area of knowledge so I am truly grateful
Here are my labs running back from April 2012 attached
(attached in post below)
P.S. if anyone has a good Doctor recco in Tampa for these sort of issues please let me know