Bare with me if I’m a bit all over the shop here, so much info to take in these last few weeks that I’m struggling to get it all straight in my mind.
5’10 / 162lb.
So I started training properly roughly 2 years ago, using a couple of different programs and eating a stupidly low calorie/Low fat (I know, pleb) diet for the duration in order to lose the fat. I successfully got down to around 6-8% body fat, but felt atrocious. After eventually recognising many of my symptoms as Low T, I did smell research and well and truly freaked myself out. Got tested - Came back with total levels of 10.2. After a further test these came back again at 9.2.
Prolactin - 239 (85-350)
SGHB - 37 (18-54)
Total T - 9.2 (8.6-29)
Turns out that’s all they did, think I’ll get a more comprehensive panel done privately.
I’ve never used any steroids etc, but have (sometimes more than!) Dabbled in various recreational drugs. This last week I’ve got my sleep in check, tweaked my routine to prioritise compound lifts, added a few more vitamins (D3 10k etc) to my regimen and upped my fats significantly, aswell as my calorie intake (up to a 500 surplus).
I guess my question is, would it be worth me carrying out a run of PCT such as the Power PCT Ive seen mentioned a few times here and there, or try and correct this through diet alone ?
My symptoms are pretty standard low T:
Brain fog (Concentration is a nightmare!)
complete loss of drive I once had.
Anyway, thanks all. Apologies if that’s a bit all over the shop, I’m a bit spun out by the whole thing in truth. Will update with full bloods once I get them through, thanks in advance for any advice.
Edit: Forgot to mention - Referred to an Endo this morning, hoping to get an appointment early next month.