This is my first post on T-Nation. I made an upcoming appointment to see a doctor about a full panel hormone and thyroid test. I feel like i am experiencing all the dreaded symptoms of low test such as lack of motivation, tired all the time, no sex drive(i have a girlfriend and I’m rarely if ever interested in having sex) etc… Ill start with all my stats.
I APOLOGIZE FOR THE LENGTH OF MY POST, IM JUST TRYING TO BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE, ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO HELP IS GREATLY APPRECCIATED. I TRIED TO STICK TO THE STICKIES RECCOMENDATIONS OF FORUM POSTING.
Im a 20 year old male
31 inch waist
Body hair normal, facial hair i was never one to grow a beard through high school. i never could, i now haven’t shaved in a month and i still do
not have a full beard, very patchy.
i carry my fat in my upper body, back,chest and abs. when i diet for a show my legs and glutes are the first to be striated.
Through high school i struggled with PH induced gyno. very painful when immature high schoolers who didn’t know better would “titty twist” me.
i have yet to get tests done(dec 19th is the first doctors app.) hopefully tests will follow sooner rather than later
i practice IIFYM. Have been for the past 2 years whether it be dieting for a show or offseason growing. 80% of foods are “clean” as a bro would say.
Training was generally heavy in the past(first 3 years of lifting) last two years have been 5-3-1, and assistance work 4 days a week.
testes never hurt or ache
Morning wood is a rarity, i don’t remember when they started to quit happening.
I started lifting at the age of 15 and once i saw some results i went to a bodybuilding show as a spectator. i lved it and soon started preparing for my first show. i competed twice when i was 16 but never had the knowledge of dieting so basically just added cardio and dropped carbs close to nothing.
between the first and second show i used pro hormones and packed on 30 pounds in 6 months. never had any issues with side effects. Between the 2nd show and right before 18 years old i ran another PH and the gyno was horrendous. I ran a PCT of nolvadex and letro and the gyno almost disappeared completely. that was until i was almost 19. the gyno came back, and not from any PH. i decided after that scare not to run them anymore.
i was prepping for another show and wanted to get rid of the gyno, i ran letro for a month and a half and the gyno went away. i weaned off the letro a month out from the show everything was fine. until i BINGE ATEâ?¦… the following week after the show i gained 25 poundsâ?¦ i didn’t understand the importance of reverse dieting. the gyno came back larger than ever and since then i have been lethargic and unmotivated as ever. the gyno is beyond painful, i can’t even have my girlfriend rest her head on my left pec without searing pain.
All the shows i entered were “natural” i know now the the NPC is not the cleanest and thats why i could use PH’s because they were over the counter and that was deemed “natural” to the NPC.
i scheduled a doctors appointment and i have been waiting weeks because i am a new patient here in florida(just moved here 6 months ago alone for school) from what i have been reading, my doctor will be an idiot and either won’t prescribe me anything to help or will put me on an unsafe protocol. i will be posting lab results in this post as soon as i can get them back. i just was wondering what i should expect from the doctors point of view and what i could do to combat her stupidity, if she is in fact uneducated on the subject.
i don’t like to think that i will no longer be allowed to compete naturally if i am put on TRT. my main concern right now is getting tested and hopefully finding a way to get gyno removal surgery covered by insurance. I understand my own stupity for running PH’s so young and not being educated enough on the subject… i just took what i was told to by my “trainer/family friend” if i could go back i would not have taken anything or waited till my current age at least.
if there are any problems with what i posted and yu could refer me to a sticky i will go by the book, i need to get this fixed… thank you advance everyone for taking the time to read and respond.