I am 41 and until now have never used any type of gear. I started lifting in high school and have ever since. 4 years ago I wax diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called microscopic polyangitus. Went through 2 years of prednisone and other nasty drugs. Most of the two years was 60mg or higher on the pred.
If you know pred then you know what I delt with. I ballooned up to 350. After the good fight I was declared in remission June 2014. I worked myself down to 275. My pre diagnosis stats were 6'6 245 7.5% bf. At 41 after all that I had low test, no energy and looked nothing like I did pre mpa. I decided I wanted a jumpstart.
Spent a ton of time on this site and others like it learning from others. I decided to go pretty basic for my first run which I figured would be my only time. 30 days ago I started 500mg test cyp injected twice weekly on mon and thurs. I use a blocker on each injection day. My first two weeks were fantastic, I mean I haven't felt that good in years.
I started back in the gym few months prior but two weeks in and I just felt great. I jumped up to 285 over 3 weeks. My calories are in the 3700 range and high protein. I figured out my calories from formulas posted on this site and pretty much everything I am doing. I kept with the same Ole workout routines that I have always done and works for me.
My question is this. Just over three weeks in I start feeling exhausted. I mean worn the hell out. I don't feel the same quick recovery or energy I had the first 3 weeks. Muscles are sore days after I work them whereas the first several weeks they seemed to recover in 24-48 hours. I am tired throughout the day. I read sleep was important and I make sure I get 8 hours a night. I don't get it. I want that same feeling I had but can't get it back.
Any thoughts and advice is appreciated. I'll not whine about anyone who flames me either!