What’s going on guys, long time since I’ve been on the forums. Wanted to just start a thread regarding fertility and the use of anabolic steroids. I’ll start with my story.
I’ve been body building most of my adult life in some form or another. Started taking Anabolic steroids at age 24. Did a cycle and came off with clomid. Shortly after I started another cycle except I just never came off. I’m 28 years old now and I’ve recently decided to try and conceive with my wife. I decided TRT for life was something I could live with so I justified blasting large amounts of steroids for 8-14 weeks followed by a self prescribed TRT regimen. 250mg a week. I occasionally cycled HCG to get my boys back up and running but due to sourcing issues over the years I never stayed constant on it. Over the last year or so I decided I was done with the blasting and just wanted to be normal. I reached out to a physician and wanted to start TRT. Legally and Monitored. So he took my bloods and at the time I was on 250mg Cyp a week self prescribed. My levels came back at 1400 ng/dL . My FSH and LH were bottomed out. Basically zero. We decided to lower me down to 100mg EW and monitor 6 weeks after. Came back at 675 ng/dL. In between that time my wife and I decided we wanted to conceive so we informed my doctor and he wanted nothing to do with me. Said he would recommend us to a urologist and wanted to pawn us off. Long story short he never did and my wife and I spent almost a month trying to find someone who was willing to work with us. We eventually found a fertility endocrinologist that was in our network. Over an hour away but it was our only option. She reviewed my most recent blood work on 100mg Cyp per week and said I looked very normal. With the exception of LH/FSH 0. We did a sperm analysis and as expected… zero. Not a single sperm. She took me off of testosterone completely and put me on 1000iu 2x a week HCG with 1mg Adex Mon/wed/fri
2.5 months later roughly 74 days into HCG and Adex only we tried a sperm test again…
LH- < 0.2
FSH - < 0.7
This doesn’t seem right to me being that HCG is essentially LH and if I’m injecting LH I would expect my bloodwork to show atleast some LH but low FSH. Both still bottomed out but my T levels are good. High actually.
Idk what’s going on. The HCG can’t be bunk because it’s doing it’s job to keep my T Levels up but my boys downstairs just don’t want to wake up. Maybe it’s still too soon? This is what I keep telling the wife. But almost 3 months on HCG I would have expected some change in LH and FSH
My fear is that even at only 28 I fucked myself up for life.
Anybody with a similar story or have or have had any issues like this ide love to hear the outcome.
Stay in school and don’t do drugs