I am new to this forum and have arrived here only after much aggravation in regards to my health and gullibility.
I was a college athlete and am now a wrestling coach for a local high school. I have a been competing and training in BJJ for the past 9 years and do consider myself an athlete. The past two years I have struggled with low libido, over bearing soreness, lack of clarity and have not felt as progressive in my training as I was when I was 18 and 19 (who would though). I reached out to a buddie and he recommended this place where I could get a very in depth performance blood panel and DNA swab that would be covered through my insurance. I went and got the blood work. I was called in a week later to sit down with the nurse. She tells me my testosterone “is not optimal for my activities”. Also, my vitamin D was low and my liver enzyme was high. So at this point I am roped in. Here I am talking to a doctor that claims they will fix all my issues blah blah blah.
He recommends HRT. We go over the options. Now the first red flag is the price. It would be 500 every 12 weeks to cover the HCG, arimidex and Test Cyp. I asked why cant this be covered by insurance. He stated because an endo would not label me as having low T because a 480 is too high. But a 480 is not optimal for a 24 year old who is as active as I am. He said “We are here to treat the symptoms, not the numbers, and you will experience great results”. So boom, I pay and three days later I have the box of prescriptions mailed right to my door. The whole thing just did not seem right.
At this point I have reached out to multiple people, as in others who are on TRT, body builder friends and athletes. I am hearing mixed reviews as to what I should do. I am leaning towards reaching out towards my CC company and trying to explain I was scammed into buying all this shit.
Would I love to get on the test or run a cycle? Hell yeah. But my health long term is most important seeing as being an athlete is how I generate my income. A few friends have recommended a cycle and stated I could have its benefits if done correctly. The problem is the PCT. The doctor who I got the test from does not recommend coming off so does not even entertain the idea of talking about nolva or clomid.
Feel free to give any advice because it would be greatly appreciated.