Hi all - first of all thanks to all of you for reading this and for all the help you provide on this forum. Its amazing how many knowledgeable and helpful people are on here! I’ve gone from knowing nothing on this topic to feeling good about having an (almost) heated discussion with my doctor.
For maybe the last two years I’ve been feeling fatigued more often than I used to, lack of motivation, very low sex drive (no morning wood), struggled to put on muscle even on 5x5 type programs and trouble with memory/concentration. Previously I’ve always been extremely high energy and very motivated, so I didn’t think more of it than this is just how getting older feels like. Then randomly I saw an instagram add for a testosterone test and decided to do it after reading a bit about the symptoms of low T. After what was basically like reading my story the last two years I went for the package (which I know realise didnt have all the right components).
I am 30 y/o, 6’ 2", 220lbs, not very fit, these days do mostly cardio based exercising (2/3 wk). Not a lot of facial or body hair (but evenly distributed), always had some love handles, but last two years gained a lot around belly and inner thigh. No health conditions or history to speak of, no Rx/drugs and no previous use of AAS. No real pain in testes. Have checked temperatures for three days now and they are spot on according to the sticky. Live and work in London.
After getting these results my endo (top notch London private clinic type) thinks my T is low, but not sure if its low enough to warrant TRT. He suggests Clomid, which thanks to this forum I told him I dont really want due to side effects and often low efficacy of helping against symptoms. He got really defensive, especially when I asked about HCG, which he said wasnt for me without wanting to discuss further. I ended up just accepting the clomid, which he prescribed 50mg per day (again sounds like a lot). I dont necessarily want to do TRT, quite scared about fertility issues down the road, but I want to fix symptoms.
Long story short, what I would love to hear peoples perspectives on are:
- my test results
- Clomid - is it the right Rx for me?
- If yes to Clomid what is the right dosage?