This is my first post on here. Thanks in advance for any help.
Weight: 258 LBS
Body Fat: Guessing around 15%
Background information (sorry for length)
I have been working out since 16 years old or for the past 10 yrs of my life - more seriously getting into training in my 20s. I had never done a single steroid in my life until recently. Naturally I have usually been one of the strongest guys in the gym. I did not need steroids for size gain as I was 245lbs before even doing my first cycle.
I had achieved an over 400lb raw bench 100% natural. As you can Imagine I have been around guys juicing for the better part of 5 years and as such have been tempted to try some gear - but always wanted to wait til I got older - as I was told by multiple people to wait until at least 25 yrs old before doing anything.
I got a new desk job (had always worked in the field doing construction) and about a year into this new job I just felt like I had slowed down and gained unwanted weight. Went from 225-230 to 245 in a years time. I did not have the same energy level, my work outs slowed down, sex drive had slowed, everything just felt slower I guess. I decided to do my first cycle for these reasons - more to get back a certain energy level.
A lot of guys in the gym swear it makes you feel like 16 again - all the other stuff as far as I was concerned which just bonus points. So without doing a ton of research online and just going with the bodybuilders I worked out with said I bought my first gear.
The cycle I did:
Test Enan - injected 250mg 2x week for 10 weeks.
That is it. I was told to get some Nolvadex just “in-case” I developed any symptoms. I was a firm believer in doing just a clean mild test only cycle for my first one to see how my body reacted to it and therefore if there were side effects I was not guessing at what caused what. I did not have any bad side effects while on cycle, therefore did not even use the Nolva.
PCT - well after all the reading I have done on the web this is getting to the main point of my post. I did none. I was told if I felt fine to just roll with it - if I started feeling lethargic or emotional, whatever, to start taking a pill 20mg a day as needed. Please guys I am not looking to get flamed or for people to talk crap - I realize I should have done some more research myself.
However I trusted the guy I was talking to - he is a professional body builder and seemed to know a ton on this stuff…however he is also very old school in his 40s along with most the other guys in my gym. I believe there is a pretty big difference/disconnect between a lot of the guys you talk to about this in the gym and the guys who get on the internet and post up.
Now to get to my main problem…
It has now been roughly 11 weeks since my last pin and I went to have my blood work done. Main reason was bc I have never had it done before and my doctor told me I should do it. Originally he didn’t even order for testosterone - but more for curiosity I asked him to add it on and told him low levels ran in my family which is a true statement.
The results came back and my test level was 357. At my age I believe I should be between 600-700. Those are the only results I have regarding the test levels for right now - I have not had a follow up with the doc yet - just read the results online. I have gone back to a lower energy level, but that is the reason I went on to begin with. My sex drive has gone down but I have no problems getting or maintaining an erection. I do feel somewhat depressed and do struggle with anxiety - but again these were all reasons I decided I wanted to give a cycle a go. I do not feel worse than I did before I started.
This obviously has me worried - I am walking around with the test level of a healthy 90 yr old. Could the first cycle I have ever done with a little to no PCT cause this much of an impact with my natural test?
I am not sure if I should tell my doctor about my first and only cycle - but feel I should so either him or the Endo I will hopefully go see will design treatment around possibly kick starting my natural test rather than hormone treatment. However, if you all feel like the mild cycle I ran should not have had this effect regardless of my lack of PCT, and that my levels were most likely low to begin with - I will leave out the part about doing steroids when I meet with my doctor.
Thank you all so much in advance. Again Flammers please don’t bother posting up. I know I messed up - don’t need any smart ass comments - please educated information only.