Thanks in advance for reading and hopefully shedding some light. Though I have suffered more than my share of health issues with regard to AAS, after a lengthy “lay-off” (except for GH), I started a pretty aggressive cycle 6 weeks ago. The length of the cycle at this point is immaterial, the sides (perhaps) are really horrid this go at it. I am fatigued beyond belief and frankly, scared. The fatigue is so bad that I cannot function, let alone continue to lift.
I should mention that I suffer with Polycythemia Vera… congenital, not secondary. I also have the Factor V Leiden deficiency (mutation). My JAK2 is negative… but otherwise diagnosed with Primary PV. Until now, my Hemocrit and Hemoglobin levels have been relatively normal for PV… just outside the higher end of the labs range.
My current symptoms include debilitating fatigue with shortness of breath (gasping at times) especially in the mornings. I do not have Sleep Apnea. I assume these symptoms are a result of the PV… and the aggravation by my AAS use. Oh, and btw… I was working out like a mad man, eating lots… yet very clean. 3500 calories low fat, high protein, lower carbs… all good carbs.
500mg Test. Cyp. E3D
400mg Deca. E6D
200mg Mast. E3D
4iu HGH ED
2.5iu HCG E3D
Arimidex .25 ED
Here are my labs today:
Hemoglobin 22.8H (13.2-17.1 G/DL)
Hemocrit 60.1H (38.5-50%)
RDW 20.3H (11.0-15%)
Neutrophils, Absolute 10,800H (1500-7800 Cells/MCL)
WBC 11.3H (3.8- 10.8 Thous/MCL)
D-Dimer 1.1H (<1.0 MG/L)
All other bloods in range.
IGF-1 372H (86-220 ng/ml)
FSH <0.7L (1.6 - 8.0) Male
LH <0.2L (1.5 -9.3)
Test. Total 2459H (241-827 NG/DL)
Estradiol* 50* (13-54)
B12 329 (200-1100)
Clearly I am Polycythemic now. The D-Dimer may be indicating a Clot somewhere… but my MD says not to be so concerned. I do take Lovenox to thin 2x day SC inj.
My estrogen is really high considering that I am taking Arimidex .25 ED.
In any event… I do need to bleed off some. But the fatigue is unbearable. Everything is exponentially difficult for me right now. I am getting gyno and lots of belly fat. With a totally clean diet and tons of lifting (until 10 days ago when I had to choose between lifting and work… energywise).
My prostate believe it or not is okay!!! No issues at this time!
Also, Liver funtion tests are all in range other than Bilirubin Direct is slightly elevated.
Thanks guys… any thougtful information is as always, greatly appreciated.