I just went and saw my endocrinologist today, who gave me the results of a blood test I had done a month ago. To put everything into a timeline:
3.5 months ago I finished my first cycle (500mg/week test enanthate for 12 weeks). 2.5 months ago I finished standard PCT (40/40/20/20 Nolva, using a research chem product). 1 month ago I had blood drawn for this test i.e. this blood was taken 6 weeks after the completion of my PCT. The results of my bloodwork are as follows:
LH: 0.2 U/L (1.7-8.6)
FSH: 0.1 IU/L (1.5-12.4)
Testosterone 0.4 nmol/L (10.0-28.0)
SHBG 54 nmlol/L (15-48)
Hb 176 g/L (130-175)
Platelets 113 (150-450)
I was surprised to say the least, as I had fully expected my HPA to be recovered seeing as how I had run a 'textbook' PCT. What makes things even more bizarre is that the only symptom of low test that I had experienced was some lower libido, and even that I only realised in retrospect. I didnt experience any significant weight loss or tiredness.
My best guess as to why my PCT failed is because I didnt take enough nolva / run it for long enough. Would it be reasonable to assume that my research chem product was underdosed (I recently saw Brook mention this kind of thing in another post, which gave me this idea)?
Following on from this, I would really like to know people's ideas on how to approach my next PCT. I was thinking combining nolva and clomid (40/40/20/20 and 100/100/50/50 or something like that). Or maybe I would be better off running my PCT for longer e.g. 6 weeks.
Any and all ideas are appreciated
PS. If anyone can suggest a reason that is related to gear as to why my platelets are so low that would be awesome too because I really have no idea and hope I dont have some other serious issue