So i have been lurking a while trying to get to grips with this topic, i’m here as making babies is on the horizon and i have always been dubious about it as i used steroids at a very young age 16-19. I also done a cycle of around 20 weeks earlier this year and been off since September, this cycle i seemed to take forever to feel recovered (even now sex drive is no where near what i would consider normal), this is what led to me starting my research and finding you guys, labs etc. Any help from anyone with knowledge on these issues will be greatly appreciated. I am really just looking at what steps to take next and interpret the lab results. I am in the UK.
-describe body and facial hair Facial hair grows quick, thick. Body hair not as thick but legs, arms and chest are all hairy.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed Hips, lower belly always been this way.
-health conditions, symptoms [history] Low sex drive, but mood and energy are good most of the time. For a while after PCT i was getting next to nothing ejaculating when “bustin a nut” which was very worrying as it was nothing i had seen before.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever history of steroid use
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] Diet is 90% good, plenty of fruit veg, dairy, eggs and sea food, supplemented with multi vit, omega 3 , vit D and iodine (iodine recently). I follow intermittent fasting, but the fast varies depending on how i feel between 12 and 16 hours fast.
-describe training [some ruin their hormones by over training] 1.5-2 hours 4-5 days a week, mainly weightlifting, but switches to more conditioning type (crossfit) depending on where we are in the competition year.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? Only during last PCT (typical bro science)
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed During and for a while after PCT lost all morning wood, although i could still get hard. Now it is there most mornings.
Recently started using iodized salt and supplementing with iodine.
some recent morning temps are:
D.H.E.A. SULPHATE 6.400umol/L 0.44 - 13.40
FOLLICLE STIM. HORMONE 3.19IU/L 1.50 - 12.40
LUTEINISING HORMONE *9.12 IU/L 1.70 - 8.60
TESTOSTERONE 16.8 nmol/L 7.60 - 31.40
FREE-TESTOSTERONE(CALCULATED)*0.256 nmol/L 0.30 - 1.00
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOB 54.6 nmol/L 16.00 - 55.00
FREE ANDROGEN INDEX 30.77 Ratio 24.00 - 104.00
17-BETA OESTRADIOL 35.9 pmol/L 0.00 - 191.99