I’ll make this short as possible but help me out.
Growing up I was always bigger and stronger until I was 11. At 7 I had pubes and armpit hair at 8. By 16 I was put on Synthroid due to hypothyroid. At 17 still have lab results and my total test was:
Everything else testosterone wise was also in range but low. Doctor didn’t do anything and I bought into the “Everyone’s different”
I had good reason to believe the doctor since I was still way stronger and more athletic than most, I had a low body fat %, great sex drive.
I was 6’1” 190lbs and lean.
18 y/o I enlisted and tapered off the levothyroxine. Felt fine. Levels came back fine. Doctor said go for it.
3 years in military and low T.
Total test: 278ng/dL. Range (348-1100)
Free test: barely in range
LH: 2.8 (3.4-9.7)
FSH: 7.75 (3.1-10.1)
Weird. I know. How can LH and FSH be on different sides of the range scale. Can’t tell if it’s secondary, primary or just thyroid issues that need to be addressed again like how you felt fine back at 17 years old.
T4/T3/Reverse T3 in range
Sex drive was fine, I was just lazy all around. Fat. And I was just about an average looking guy. I could still out strength most, endurance just sucked.
Doctor prescribes me TRT: 8 Weeks in at 200mg/wk at 21 and oh my gosh I felt amazing. I was 10x faster at everything physically and mentally. Started slowly getting my chiseled jaw line back. Facial hair started coming. Strength was out the roof and everybody is suspiciously asking me what I’m on.
I then go back to endocrinologist and that doc puts me on synthroid. The endo also had suggested I come off the T cold turkey (after 6 months. That was 1 year ago)
I didn’t listen and every injection was one more nail in the coffin setting me up for life. I’m now not only big but lean.
Fast forward 1.5 years: I’m 23 now. And as cool it was to be top dog at almost everything, I feel superhuman almost as if I am cheating.
I’ve decided to face the music. I have felt warm 24/7 for the last 18 months. Like a blanket over me. BP is always high but “still okay”
WHAT DO YOU GENTLEMEN THINK?!
Docs have told me:
-stop cold turkey
The one doctor said to do HCG and I asked if we could add clomid and or nolva to it but he said, “one or the other”
1: do you think it’s possible for a 23 year old to go back to natty levels?
2: what type of PCT do you recommend
3: your experience.
Thank you so much