First post here, unfortunately it's in this forum! Basically, last year I attempted an ill informed test/deca steroid cycle, everything was fine until about week 6 when i injured my back, prolapsing two discs in my L4/L5 region. Due to the injury I couldn't train so I stopped the cycle early and proceeded with PCT of clomid however I didn't have enough and wasn't able to run a proper protocol, with the earliest I could get additional clomid a month later.
Anyhow, it seems as though my testes have failed to recover from the cycle so I went to the doc in December to get some blood work done, after which he assured me I was fine. Since then, my testes are still yet to recover and I'm feeling a bit more sluggish in general as well as having what I believe is brain fog, and having read a wealth of information on this forum decided to go back to the docs yesterday and pick up a print out of my results from December.
I'll post the results but first here are my stats
-describe body and facial hair - Quite hairy all over except back, as to be expected from a Greek!
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - I was obese as a child up until 15, the fat that remained was stored particuarly on my legs, ass and waist.
-health conditions, symptoms [history] - None
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever - None other than antibiotics etc.
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets] - A relatively typical mediterranean diet for the most part, however for the past 4 months i've been eating a lot cleaner and I'm currently in my first month of dieting with Shelby Starnes.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training] I train 4 times a week push/pull/legs
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? After ceasing the cycle my left teste in particular ached for a couple of weeks but then subsided.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - morning wood seems to come and go, although I generally have to set a few alarms to wake up so may not remember if i had a morning wood with my first alarm.
So here are my lab results
TSH - 1.26mIU\L (0.50 - 4.00)
*That was the only thyroid test my doctor did, I'm seeing him again on Tuesday and will request fT3 and fT4 as well as any others.
TT - 25.0nmol\L (8.3 - 30.2)
SHBG - 17 nmol\L (13 - 71)
Calc. FT - 755 pmol\L (225 - 725)
Fasted Serum Glucose - 5.00mmol\L (4.0 - 6.0)
FSH - 3 IU\L (1-10) This worries me
LH - 7 IU\L (1-10)
Unfortunately he didn't test for E2 or Prog which i will request when I see him.
He did however test for sensitive oestradiol which from what I've read here is useless? ANyhow the result was
Sensitive Estradiol - 136 pmol\L (50-150)
25-Hydroxy Vitamin D - 22nmol\L (> 50) Noted as having a moderate Vit D defficiancy which my doc didn't mention. I've been supplementing with 2,000IU Vit D3 daily for the past couple of weeks, should I increase the dose?
So, from my lab results, it would seem my FSH is low which would explain why my testes don't quite hang like they used to, and my relatively uneducated guess would be a screwed up HPTA from the Deca causing hypogonadism. Although to be fair, at this point I feel as though I've read that much on the subject that i'm not retaining any of it and could be completely wrong.
When I see my doc on Tuesday I'm going to request the same labs as well as whatever is recommended here to get a fuller picture.
Symptoms wise, my sex drive is still there and it's not difficult to get and maintain an erection although I feel as though I'm not as sexually driven anymore and I can't recall the last time I've gotten an erection for no particular reason.
Is there anything glaring at me from my understandably incomplete labs? To be completely honest I'm hoping that I'm not going to have to start TRT and that it could possibly be fixed by a restart of some sort, but I know that is wishful thinking.
Just really looking for some advice at this point!