Alright, well I'll try to provide as much information as necessary but unfortunately I dont have access to my bloodwork at the current time. I'm 155 lbs, 20 years old 6'0 and probably around 12-14% bf. Before this summer I began trying to lose some weight (I was probably 20% bf at that time) so I did a pretty moderate cut, usually keeping cals above 1800 making sure my dietary fat was never too low, trying to get enough rest, etc. anyways through a mix of overworking myself and dieting (I assume) I retested and now have low T.
I had tested once previously and believe I had a serum test level of 13.9 and was told this was normal for a 20 y/o male (trying my best to recall, free or bioavail?)
I tested again and have 5.7. No sex drive, cortisol was also elevated.
I understand this is vague, will provide more accurate details on bloodwork when I get them.
So I've reduced training alot, no cardio, lifting every other day, reduced training to failure.
Also been eating at a little bit above maintenance. Some improvement in feeling, but it seems to come and go. My endo suggested maybe some test to help bring me up, but I really dont know how they plan on going about it and in a week I will retest and go from there.
My question is this. Has anyone here had temporary hormonal damage from a cut or overtraining? If so how long does it typically last? What options might I be given for treating this? I really dont wanna have to go on trt at my age, but I'm not sure if this is just a temporary damage or if Ill actually need some sort of medical intervention to fix it.