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Gave Up on Restart after 5 Weeks

Hi Fellas , have not posted on here for a long time was busy living it up as an optimal specimen ! Basically I attempted a restart to see if my body could function at a half decent level without Ex T , just over 5 weeks later and I ended up throwing the towel in , and throwing a stick in !!

My restart plan was guided by my endo who put me on 25mg clomid eod 2 weeks then 12.5mg eod 2 weeks , pretty much from week 2 onwards it has been the shittiest I have felt in at least 2 years possibly worse then before TRT !

Energy levels low , sleep was poor my knees and ankles were popping like a bowl of rice crispies my strength and muscle mass slipped away daily along with confidence and libido , work seemed twice as hard as normal and generally swimming in shit !

My hyperthyroid crashed my hormones ( super high SHBG and low free test ) which is why I started TRT to begin with 2 years ago and at the time I attempted the restart thyroid was tracking great so why not give it a shot , although my endo did advise me that at 38 years old I’m probably past the point of no return , he was right ,

I know guys will say I didn’t give it long enough should have been at least 6-8 weeks minimum but really I couldnt see much improvement happening in another 6 days ,

Basically I have accepted the fact that with my thyroid condition and the age I’m at my life is going to be much more enjoyable on TRT , I know there’s other Guys on here that have tried a similar restart only to come to the same conclusion , but also fellas who have had a successful restart ( I salute you gentlemen )

Blood tests were taken today before I threw a shot in so will be interesting to see where I was sitting after 5 weeks , will post them up when they arrive in a few days .

Lifelong TRT what’s everyone’s thoughts ??? Any experiences from people 10,15, 20 years on TRT ?

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I’ve been pinning for 14 years (little time off during those years) and I still look forward to the next injection, the next workout, the next sale, etc.

Clomid restarts aren’t usually feel-good stories, you could try Enclomiphine or Nolva if you wanted. However all these will raise your already high SHBG

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It’s fine to just be in trt. It’s what you want and there are no real long term risks if you have a competent protocol. Just enjoy it.

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@swoops39 hey mate , the options I had were HCG or clomid , HCG doesn’t sit well with me so clomid it was , while on TRT my SHBG sat nice and low-mid range so another reason why I should be on rather then off ,

Yeah I had read clomid generally has a bad ending With most not sure why I thought I would t be one of those stories !

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At least u tried and you can put it down in your log

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@middleages some might say I didn’t really try hard enough at only just over 5 weeks but really I could not continue any further in this state , being in the upper ranges with a working protocol is a life changer

Heck at least you can live better than most now. Stay the course and live like a lion.

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@middleages 100 percent agree

What’s your trt protocol?

@trtwuzup I’m back onto 75mg twice a week Monday morning / Thursday arvo , no HCG no anastrazole , taking vit C, D , E supplements though. Already feeling 10 times better ! :+1:t3:

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I totally get you.

It’s been 68 days since I stopped clomid (restart protocol too) and I feel so f*cking terrible that I’m probably gonna hop back on trt really soon.

Just do what you feel works best for you. There are a lot worse fates than having to inject testosterone.

@finnish_guy I reckon I know how crap you feel , my experience with Clomid was only short but I did not feel human at all on the stuff , feeling like crap is your body telling you it’s in a shit state