Hey guys. Pretty hard for me to admit something like this, though I have posted on diff boards, but I am recovering from anorexia athletica. Basically over exercised and underate for my activity levels (Never starved myself, aways ate 2000-3000 calories a day, but like I said, still not enough for my activity). I cam currently under the care of Dr John Crisler and we are trying some things to get my own production back up (along with me gaining weight…already gained 6 pounds in 4 weeks so hurray lol).
I guess I just wanted advice/opinions from members on this board as well. Its always good to hear what people have to say or have seen in their lives. I have looked at various studies of anorexic males (not necessarily anorexia athletica, but the same hormonal outcomes occur) and it is the pretty much unanimous consensus that even years after weight restoration, testosterone levels never return to normal. I have found various other stories of males like me on other forums, and out of about 12 different souls like myself 1 had a successfull response to clomid therapy and restored his levels (all the others seemed to have to go on trt).
I recently got into med school and have been given a year deferral to get healthy. I am hoping in that year we can either
- get me up an running on my own
- go on trt if needed and get me optimized by the time I start up medical school
Its very sad that this has taken from me everything I enjoy. No libido, no sense of well being, tired, sad, etc. I also stopped all forms of endurance training 2 years ago and after meeting some friends who were into to bodybuilding became very passionate about it, but by then the damage had already been done and it is basically a futile attempt for me to try and put on any muscle.
I am hoping in the future though, however i turns out, it is a passion/hobby I can pursue and see results in.