Hello guys, I will be seeing a hormone specialist very soon (hopefully next couple of weeks) to discuss some issues I am currently having. I am writing this post because I know there are plenty of intelligent and knowledgeable members here who will either have some good advice or may be able to use the findings (which I will update and post on here) to learn from.
Ok so here is the issue, I have had relatively high estrogen for a long time, I know this from a couple of symptoms....Gyno, low sex drive, store abdominal fat extremely easily, hard time gaining muscle, depression, apathy, bloat/water retention, horrible pump...
I had gyno surgery and low and behold my gyno has since returned less than a year later, because you can take out the majority of the gland but I have such a hormonal imbalance that I had a feeling it would come back. I will be going back to my doctor in December to have it removed again. Also, when I try to put on muscle or weight, my weight will stay the same but my stomach will get softer and gain fat yet the rest of my body will stay the same size.
Now, yes I have used AAS HOWEVER it was AFTER I had these symptoms. While on test and an AI I keep my diet THE EXACT SAME and gain muscle extremely easily and lost abdominal fat even while putting on weight (40+ lbs). Now I know that steroids obviously help increase muscle, lose fat, blah blah but as soon as I come off and cease the AI I go right back to storing fat in my chest and stomach. I run PCT so that is not the problem. I can't begin to tell you how much better I feel on test, even a low dose of 300mg (which I still can gain a great deal of muscle on)...Currently I am not taking anything, I am lifting extremely hard, following a very clean diet and yet I continue to gain fat in the abs and chest yet nothing else grows. My sex drive is non-existant and I have good days and plenty of bad days where I have no energy.
So, I will be meeting with one of the top hormone doctors in the northeast in the next couple of weeks to discuss this. I will have bloodwork done and try to figure something out. I'm only 23 years old and I just can't live like this anymore. I will keep this thread updated with his responses as well as my bloodwork if you guys desire.
If anyone has an opinions or things that I should maybe bring up when I meet with the doctor I would appreciate that. Thank you.