Hi guys, came across this site when planning my cycle and it was a great help, a real wealth of information here. Cut a long story short, I’m really really hoping for some help with lasting negative effects post cycle and would really appreciate your advice.
Just read the ‘Advice for new guys’ thread, so will fill in the blanks as suggested:
describe body and facial hair
= Normal, light - body hair increased somewhat after last cycle
describe where you carry fat and how changed
= Additional on lower abdomen and back
health conditions, symptoms
Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever
lab results with ranges
= Serum testosterone level 13.6 nmol/L (6.0 - 27.0) - taken first thing in the morning
= 40/40/20 on average, about 12% more calories than maintenance
= 4 days p/w, varied - heavy, strict (light), drop sets, supersets, etc
testes ache, ever, with a fever?
= no, but feel noticably smaller than pre cycle
how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed
= far more infrequent, although still very occasionally
= unstable energy levels and almost acne like skin condition (was clear before cycle)
It was after my second ever cycle that all this started. I’ll detail it below:
Week 1->12 - Test Cyp at 250mg - Monday & Thursday
Week 12->13 - Test Prop at 100mg - ED for 7 days
Week 2->13.5 - HCG at 300iu - Friday & Tuesday
PCT (starting 2 weeks after last Test Cyp pin - Week 14 on):
Week 1->4 - Clomid at 50mg - 2x per day, morning & night
Week 1->2 - Nolva at 40mg - 1x per day
Week 3->6 - Nolva at 20mg - 1x per day
I think the test prop was where I really went wrong - I get the feeling that it shut me down, real bad. Testicular atrophy was extreme, as I’d managed to avoid the worst of it during cycle with the HCG.
Things were generally OK post PCT, but then two or three months after, everything just dropped off. I tend to do a lot of my own reading, so when initially trying diagnose/correct my current condition, I did another cycle of clomid only for four weeks. This seemed to improve my condition somewhat, but only for the first week or so - then I slowly declined to the condition I am in now.
There you have it - I’ll happily do anything that needs to be done to assist. Just got married a month ago and this low libido is driving me crazy!!