Hi All. KSman was kind enough to help me with my restart protocol and provided invaluable guidance. My HPTA restart failed at the 1st hurdle. It seems that I am primary hypogonadal and also suffer from adrenal fatigue, at the minium. If it is at all possible, I also believe that I am seconday hypogonadal as well.
The original thread is here: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_trt/day_1_of_restart_attempt
In that thread I make mention of the hormones / supplements that I am using to support the HPTA in order to try and help the adrenals to rest. I will continue with these therapies for the foreseeable future, including the IR, just at a reduced rate as per KSman’s suggestion. After some more research I have found that therapeutic dosing of VitC in the range of 2g - 5g per day can also help the adrenals. I have added this protocol as well.
Given the above, as far as I can tell, I have pretty much covered the bases that my limited knowledge will allow me to and all that remains is for the TRT to be put in place. The TRT will be consisting of the following:
- 62.5mg’s Test Cyp 2 * week (Monday morning / Thursday evening)
- 250IU’s hCG 2 * week (Monday morning / Thursday evening)
- 0.5 mg Arimidex 2 * week (Monday morning / Thursday evening)
Keep in mind that these are starting amounts. I doubt that the hCG dosage would change, however, bloods 5 weeks out from starting the therapy would advise if my test dose is in the zone or not (Could I be a hyper metabolizer of test?) as well as to whether my AI dose is sufficient (I hope that I am not an over responder). So as you can tell, the therapy will be very fluid until I get it dialled in, hopefully with the kind help of the contributors on the forum.
I am also hoping that with the continuation of the other supplements, hCG therapy and the addition of the TRT, that my HPTA would be able to recover somewhat by not having to make all the hormones itself and that that would lend itself to my recovering some much needed vitality and energy.
I have also ejected coffee and refined flour from my diet (that is really difficult BTW) in the hopes of assisting the adrenals even further.
Having said all of that, I will be updating this log with progress reports and anecdotal evidence, but I would ask that the contributors to the forum would check in periodically to give any advice / guidance and answer any questions that I might have.