Seeking advice after my recent bloodwork. I’m 28 years old, in good shape (6’2” 205 <10% bf), no real libido issues, but is definitely lower than it used to be. Still feeling strong, but less energy/motivation than usual, and have also been dropping weight consistently for months even as I increase my caloric intake. Decided to have bloodwork just to check up and get a baseline. Turns out my SHBG levels are high, actually very high after what I’ve learned from this thread. And as a result free test is low relative to my total test levels.
Without hesitation, my doctor prescribed me to 25mg Oxandrolone/day for 8 weeks. Said that he’s used this approach numerous times, and confidently told me at this dose I wouldn’t have shut down or sides (hair loss is the one I’m worried about). Also said I would need no pct after.
I have the Oxandrolone, but am very hesitant to jump on it. At 28 I don’t want to end up in a situation where I have to jump on TRT for the rest of my life, and also don’t want any of the sides possible with anavar. Doc wants me to take it, and check up on my bloodwork again in a month to make sure I’m on track…would you guys give the anavar a shot, or try some other solutions first? I know there are so many factors to consider, but what are the chances I see a shut down, or sides from the anavar (hair loss)? Have also considered taking 12.5mg instead of 25mg to lower the risk of those things happening, while still freeing up test/lowering SHBG. I plan on getting a second opinion from another doctor, but thought I’d post here and see if you guys had any input. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.