im an endurance athlete, im pretty sure i've overtrained in my past but i've just come off a good break and a month or so more of little heavy endurance stuf thanks to a bulging disc, only 3 hour bike rides and below threshold.
anyway this year i've been creeping, i get tired really easily and i dont recover. i cant gain muscle for shit and i have less and less anaerobic capacity because of it.
i've had a series of blood tests and most show low test 6nmol for instance. and a lh of 2 (where ref range is 1-7) - these arent that hot for a dude in his mid 20s.
EDIT more blood results
LH 2iu/l (ref 1-7)
Free t4 13.4 pmol/L
FSH 3 iu/L
prolactin 119 Miu/L
TSH 3.8 Miu/L
ive tried everything, less training, more lifting, high fat diet helps a bit, magnesium and vit d do a little bit as well.
i was working with a team doctor but the the tema pretty much folded on me. we were going through the process of getting a TUE for HRT as without one i'll get a positive on dope tests. plus with going between europe and the US i really sont want to rely on synthetic test for the rest of my life lest i slip out of healthcare coverage.
that siad where i am right now i can get hrt otc (i live in spain) or i think i can. if it ook it with medical supervision, would i become reliant upon it? is there anything you can suggest that i could use which wouldnt have this outcome?
for reference im 190cm tall 70-72kg, 24 years old. The sticky also asked me to outline my diet; i eat LOTS of fruit and vegetables, not masses of refined carbs but not a low carb diet either, i just base my meals around veggies, lean protein and a slice or 2 of bread. lots of fruit, lots of lowfat dairy. 1 or 2 eggs for breakfast and nuts for snacks. i also do eat little marzipan/turron/roscos cookies before training so im pretty sure i get enough fat. i like liver/tripe/offal as well.
fat carriage, around the hips and oddly on my chest, but that may be my posture?
facial hair, some but it's a bit thin and fine.
training 12-20 hours light cardio a week, 2-3 hours stretching/core 1-2 ours weights.
I've looked over the stickies and it seems that by and large HRT is for life, i was wonderinf if, given these results, something like HcG would be an option?