Just a quick intro.
I have always been a natural lifter, since I started lifting.
Im 26 now and have been suffereing from CFS/M.E. for almost 2 years now, and its the worst thing ever for me. I can barely do any weight training, and try hard to keep my part-time job.
I used to be around 8% bf, but am now probably around 25 as have not lifted properly for 2 years.
My sleep is always non-refreshing, my ATP levels have been confirmed as very low (intra-cellular magnesium etc) and I have what seems to be low Testosterone, as I am only 26.
My T results were as follows:
(3 separate 9am morning tests) UK Figures and in brackets US
My libido is non existant plus limp erections etc. Sorry for the detail but it might help!
Now I have been seeing an endo, and because these are and i quote 'still in reference range', T-replacement is not an option at the moment.
Now what concerns me is that low T has ALL the symptoms of CFS, and my CFS started after a very heavy and repeated phase of caloric restriction and repeated dieting (where I got down to 6% bf). I believe I well and truly fucxed my hormone balance there.
Now I would never have considered any kind of T replacement or S before, but I ahve heard of guys having huge benefits and symptoms literally clearing up within weeks.
Can anyone advise me on what they think of these results?