Hey guy’s so first a little background.
27 year old male, been lifting heavy, hiking, doing metcon’s about 8 years.
165 lb’s (down 10ish pounds since the injury)
In early February during some combative’s training someone fell on top of me, this resulted in my left testicle being torn in half. The following day I received surgery, the doctor was able to save half of the testicle, and I healed up pretty quick.
In mid March approximately six weeks post surgery I expressed some concern about reduced libido and energy to my surgeon in a follow up visit and he had my free T level checked. Came in at 450 with reference range of high 100’s to low 800’s.
He explained it was a perfectly normal level but I knew I didn’t feel like I did prior to the injury. He said I was completely healed and my T level was too high for him to feel comfortable recommending me TRT / HRT.
In early April I met with a doctor that specializes in HRT for athletic males. He confirmed my T levels with another blood test and prescribed me Clomid 25 mg per day (started Clomid April 15th). His reasoning behind the Clomid was to see if I had a “software” or “hardware” problem.
After a few days on Clomid I was starting to feel more like my old self, but after 8 or 9 days I totally crashed. I felt awful, lethargic, exhausted, libido non-existent. When I would work out I would feel pretty good but the rest of the time I felt like trash.
On 5/15 I had another blood draw, and the following day stopped taking Clomid.
Here are the results:
FSH 11.3mIU/mL (ref. 1.55 - 9.74 healthy males)
LH 11.3 mIU/mL (ref. 0.8 - 96.9 (no ref for males))
Progesterone 2.28 ng/mL (ref. 0.1 - 22.7 (no ref for males))
Prolactin 7.5 ng/mL (ref. 3.7 - 17.9)
Cortisol 7.1 ug/dL (ref 4.46 to 22.7 (based on time of blood draw))
Estradiol 50.2 pg/mL (ref. 5.37 - 65.9)
Testosterone 1330 ng/dL (ref. 132 - 813)
Within 3 days of stopping Clomid I felt amazing, possibly even better than I did prior to the injury.
So I met with my doc today to review the blood work and he said he saw no reason for me to feel so poorly on Clomid but he was glad I stopped taking it and was now feeling much better. He then prescribed me 0.8ml Test Cyp every 7 days.
At this point I am wondering if any more treatment is even necessary?
Is it possible that the Clomid was able to “reboot” my system and my body can return to regulating itself in a healthy way?
Could continuing with the Test Cyp protocol potentially make things worse or counteract all the good the Clomid did for me?
Appreciate any advice and feedback.