My TRT story starts with me becoming VERY depressed and going to see my Doctor uncle (internal medicine) in TN… I live in Canada. I went to see him in June 2012. He took blood immediately and the results without having my labs in front of me were Total test of 124. Might I add I had not been sleeping for more than a couple of hours a night and was having panic attacks daily. I believe severe adrenal fatigue.
A year previous my 2 year old son was diagnosed with AUTISM… Needless to say I was VERY stressed… We never did cortisol since we new it was through the roof… My uncle started me on a shot of 200mg Test enanthate I continued with 100mg and 200mg alternating weeks. I have been in the gym seriously for almost 22 years… NEVER did gear.
While the test shots gave me energy to work out my mood didn’t get much better until I started an anti-depressant (150MG wellbutrin XL) Oct 2012 I have slowly but surely getting better since then. I took Clomid 50mg daily for 2 weeks 2-3 times during that year… The final straw to come off was when I noticed my balls to be getting softer and smaller and decided if I wanted off TRT now was the time…
My injection was 100MG test for the last 6-8 months of my TRT. I noticed about a week into the clomid my balls got much larger and harder… and my semen came back to crazy amounts at first, then after a few weeks off clomid went to much smaller amounts and now is back to about what it used to be.
Stats are as follows
Waist 34-35 inches
Never had much body hair… Good facial hair , can grow full beard
Grew slow and steady as teen ager
Testicle never really ache or hurt
When I gain fat , it goes everywhere , my arms get huge
about 15% body fat…
Cardio and weights 3-4 times a week
Training between ages of 20-30 overtrained…
Muscle was always easy to gain. (been accused of Crank often - never did)
Nocturnal wood Often , Morning wood only sometimes
Exit strategy was as follows…
Last T shot Aug 3RD.
Started 100 Every day Aug 12 for 2 weeks.
Then 50 Every day for 1 week
then 25 Every day for 5 days. last clomid Friday Sept 6th.
While my uncle was willing to help and prescribe Clomid and the Test.
He was not OK with HCG and his worry was a blood clot ?
So I am almost 3 months since last Clomid and was feeling pretty well until the last couple of weeks where I noticed some achy muscles and a little joist soreness… Back and 1 side hip. Also my balls have been somewhat sensitive for the last couple of days
I have missed the gym 4 outta the last 8 weeks ( have been gone hunting )
I noticed my strength down some…
I have not had bloods done , worried If I see low numbers before my system totally restarts I will immediately jump back on… I will get bloods done in the next couple of weeks
I have a local doctor with no issues prescribing the TEST… Since she saw my bloods originally and is compliant… But overall knows less than me and I know very little.
Ideas / Thoughts are welcome.