A lot of great info in that post. I did use steroids about 13 months ago. Used in an attempt to keep my football career alive after injury, didn’t work out, and I seriously regret that I did it.
I don’t know what effect that will have on my treatment going forward though (if I decide to follow through with TRT). I haven’t been able to find many studies or much research on how or if previous short-term use changes treatment plans. The kid thing still freaks me out and gives me cold feet about the whole deal, even if TRT would keep me from feeling so sick.[/quote]
It’s all so very subjective in this matter.
The previous cycle might turn things around a lot in your case.
There is possibility, even high possibility, that your present low T is because of the cycle you did even though it’s 13 months ago. Would need to know what you took, how much, how long, how often, did you use any hcg or serm or just plain androgen steroid by itself?. Please let me know.
If you didn’t do any post cycle therapy, there are guys in our planet who have had as high recovery times as couple years, or they never really recovered. Again this is very subjective from person to person and depends on multitude of factors. I’m just saying that one improper cycle can become a burden of a life time.
Don’t jump on traditional TRT ( testosterone gel / injections ) train just yet, it might be that Clomid after all could be the better solution for you. I’m not usually trustful of long term clomid use but there are many persons who have been on it for 10+ years. I’d ask about this from your doctor and see how he feels about it. Clomid is a common drug to treat male infertility, it will raise your testosterone levels and you can control aromataze with ai if/when necessary and it raises sperm count and mobility of swimmers. There can be some interesting side effects with long term use that are nasty, most drugs can do this ofc. One being blurness of vision ( even permanent ) and mood swings just like dear ladies in their periods. Don’t worry it won’t make you feminine though…
Oh for the football injury you would had been a lot better off with growth hormone instead of some anabolic steroid, but i understand you propably couldn’t have gotten it anywhere or afford it in the first place.
You really need to show us some labs and if you don’t have such, you need to take them.
Want to know these as a starter atleast:
Lh / fsh
e2 / estradiol
shbg ( if possible )
Cycle was Test Prop 100mg/eod, 70mg anavar/ed lasted for 12 weeks and then went to PCT of 4 weeks of nolva at 40/30/20/10 and chlomid at 100/100/50/50.
Total Test= 321
Free Test= 6.6
Total Globulin= 2.1
Total Albumin= 4.9
FWIW T3 is very low at 40
Thanks for the info.
I’m afraid i cannot comment on the doses of nolva and chlomid and i’m not qualified to comment either why you took both of them daily? I know some people have done so but, sorry i don’t know enough about the dual use.
Would really had liked to see estradiol and recommend you to take thyroid labs tsh, t3 & t4. T3 itself cannot identify possible hypothyroidism. Globulin on the low side of ref ranges. Albumin is ok. Prolactin is good. Lh is on the low side as well. Also the SHBG ( sex hormone binding globulin ) would be interesting to know.
I agree with Brickhead in all that he says.
I personally know some doctors. Some are alcoholic to a degree.
Clearly good in school, bad in everything else. Being smart definitely doesn’t equal of being wise. Specially with TRT issues this forum is full of ( edit: stories ) about totally incompetent doctors, and most users would make better TRT doc than actual doctors. That tells you something doesn’t it.
100mg in one shot, every 2 weeks is a road you don’t want to take.
I think we all can agree with that.