From what I’ve seen SB has had a similar issue so if you can chime in then great.
Basically, I have run 2 cycles previous to the one I’m on now (6 weeks into test e)
The first was 250mg test e (9 weeks) with 25mg dbol for 3 weeks. Went great, didnt use HCG on cycle though (privacy issues) and towards the end of the cycle testicular atrophy really kicked in. For PCT I ran clomid / DAA. Balls got a little bigger but still not close to before cycle size
Second cycle (about 3 months after the first) was test prop @ 400mg for 4 weeks. After this cycle I did Scally’s PoWeR PCT. Balls increased in size during but shrunk again after
I then waited for a number of momths before using HCG / clom / nolva again. Restart seemingly did not work.
The testicular size doesn’t bother me greatly. However, somewhere after the first cycle I began to experience ED issues. I was studying abroad at the time and getting laid was the last thing on my mind, so I’m not sure exactly when it became an issue. I got bloodwork before my first cycle (14.5nmol test - 0 fsh) and have just got it done again midway into my 3rd run. I never had any issue with ED before I touched aas. I think the chances of a pituatory tumour are slim as my balls shrunk due to aas and ED started then or soon after. I could be wrong.
Let me talk you through my rationale:
I got off my first cycle, got ED, tried and failed to recover so went back on. The test I was using for the 2nd cycle was from an ugl and had a questionable rep at the time due to fakes floating around. I was on for 4 weeks but still had ED. I reasoned it could be fake / different compound (though i was gaining so didnt think it was inert) so I would get off whatever it was and try and recover. I am using pharma test now (as I did my first cycle) and hoped that all would be good.
3 weeks in I realised this wasn’t the case so got bloods checked. Test is off the charts, liver / kidney function / cholesterol is fine. Surprisingly, estrogen was also in range (I was hoping this would be the problem). I am not sure if prolactin was checked as the doctor gave me the results over the phone - is this likely to be checked as part of a standard aas blood panel? Given my relatively mild cycle history I can only assume this isn’t the problem. Again, correct me if I’m wrong. I’m using HCG on cycle btw.
I’m 22 and really don’t want to be dealing with this nonsense. I haven’t tried cialis / viagra / proviron etc etc yet, and tbh I would rather get to the root of the probem than throw more drugs at it. If anyone can chime in I would really appreciate it. I did a lot of research before using aas and never heard of this problem on cycle unless using deca / tren so I really don’t know what direction to go in.