I'm in an unusual situation that I am hoping someone here is able to steer me in the right direction. I have been lifting all my life, but have never touched gear. I was always pretty big naturally and have never competed. I don't want to compete now, but I'd like to get back the gains I got when I was 20. I went to the endocrinologist, who prescribed a topical cream. The cream brought my levels up some, but still no where near what I was looking for. The cream she was giving me was a 5% solution, which was the highest she would give me. I did some research and found there is a 20% solution. Doing some more research I found that the 20% will do a lot for my libido, but not much else.
Now, I have no expectations of competing, but I just want to look physically like I did 30 years ago. I know how to work out and how to diet and supplement. It looks like the next steps would include injections every few day, along with some oral supplementation and and anti-estrogen agent. This sounds find as I have no objections to any of this. My question comes to the period after the cycle, which I believe should be 3 or 4 months. I have read about post cycle therapy which includes things like HGH. All of which is fine. Hopefully some of you are still with me because here comes the question. Would the PCT be necessary for me if I will most likely never produce much test anyway since I am in my mid 50s? I don't plan to have anymore children as I am in the grand parenting stage of life now. Other side effects like balding and acne are not concerns to me. If I keep my dosages relatively low, like about 1/2 the competitors take, can I just keep cycling indefinitely without doing permanent damage to my body?
By the way, this is not really my first post, just my first post with this name. If anyone with more knowledge and or experience in this area would lead me in the right direction I would very much appreciate it. Thanks guys. I appreciate the knowledge and experience I see here.