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Stopping HRT Permanently, Restoring Natural Test


I am a 51 year old that has been training for 11 years and competed in 4 shows. I started taking AAS supplements 11 years ago under Milos Sarcev. In the beginning I performed the standard 8 weeks on and 8 weeks off with the PCT protocol. I found that I lost most of the gains and I struggled to get natural testosterone production back with every cycle.

I have trained under coaches and have tried numerous PCT programs, none of which worked for me. On one occasion I stopped AAS for 8 months and my blood work showed my test level was 24 despite following the PCT program. My testicles shrank to the size of grapes and have never rebounded. I am now on what appears to be a permanent HRT program.

I would love more than anything to get off HRT and AAS completely, IF I can find the right program/diet that would work to restore my natural testosterone production. I am planning on meeting with a hormone specialist. The first such consult was a total joke as the doc knew NOTHING about AAS or HRT. He just wanted to prescribe Androgel without doing an evaluations or tests on me.

Has anyone else out there been a similar situation and found a solution to getting off the synthetic Test and restoring natural Test or are my nuts basically dead?