I have been suffering from all the classic symptoms of Low Testosterone such as aches, pains, depression, no drive, constant tiredness, no energy, stopped thinking about anything that would get me in the mood, although no ED in fact very good ones although morning wood is a bit all over the place. I guess in regards to being intimate I felt like I was just doing a job with the Mrs as opposed to being present and enjoying it.
Anyway after many years of suffering and many different tests my T levels were checked on 2 occasions by my GP who then referred me to a urologist who then referred to an endocrinologist. Tests were repeated in total 5 times after which I was put on Testogel. Which is great however, I have one concern. Not one of them mentioned that taking external medication can stop your own natural production and also effect your fertility. (I have only found out about this through reading amazing websites like this)
I have been using Testogel for approximately 3 weeks and am definitely starting to feel so much better. However having read through a number of articles and books on the matter it appears that for someone suffering from secondary symptoms due to low LH it is better to try increase your own natural production through better sleep, heavier resistance training, clean eating and various natural herbs as a first port of call. Next I believe is to try a clomid restart (Again wasn’t mentioned) Then if need be start on TRT.
Now don’t get me wrong I am very grateful for the opportunity to have TRT but I feel that I really need to try and see if I can get my own natural production back up to healthy level first. (This is a personal choice for me and something I just need to do)
So my question is I’d imagine that after 3 weeks natural production would have recently shutdown, therefore if I stopped cold turkey would my natural levels (Pre Testogel) come back? If so after how long? (I understand I will feel low for a few days or so)
I have also read on other sites about something called PCT but don’t quite understand the concept. Could someone please explain this to me and is this something I would need to do? If so how do I go about it?
Many Thanks For All Your Help.