I am a 50 y/o very experienced lifter and former AAS user (going back to the 80s). My natty T levels ranged from low 400s to 660 (as of December 2015).
I ran a 10 week cycle of SARMs this spring (Osatarine and Rad140) at low doses compared to most (12.5 mg and 5 mg respectively).
I had great gains but it crashed my T levels to < 100 and my HDL to 35 (down from 97). FSH and LH were in the very low normal range
I ran a 3.5 week Nolvadex PCT (obtained from my SARMs source) and felt great. Waited another month and got bloods.
Bloods came back and as you can see below my T and HDL barely moved:
New bloods are as follows:
total Cholesterol 124
Total testosterone- 179
Free Testosterone 56 (35-155 ref)
FSH 1.9 (1.6-8)
LH (2.1 (1.9 -9.3)
Estrogen 128 (60-190)
I started another SERM stack (Clomid and Nolva) but quit after a week due to the bad sides from the Clomid (I recently saw the posts here about this and would never use Clomid again)
Fortunately, a doc buddy of mine prescribed HCG and Aromidex as well as AndroGel (his advice was F-IT, just go on TRT since I had Low T symptoms when my T-levels were “normal” for my age"
I just read KSman’s HTPA restart protocol (thank you brother for all your research and advice here) and was thinking of giving that a try.
My biggest concern is this: I am prone to anxiety. I spent the last week coming off the Serms fighting this and finally feel ok. I’m deeply afraid that if I try anything - Restsrt protocol or TRT, and need to come off / or keep tweaking doses, It’s going to wreak havoc with my mind. My Doc buddy said that the HCG (and the Test) will help me feel better regardless.
So, should I let things ride and see if I recover naturally over time, try the restart, or, as my doc advised, do the full HCG,Androgel and Aromidex as he prescribed and see how I feel.