From the age of 22-26 I suspected something was off as my energy was never great, always had to push myself to get to the gym or get to work. 2014 June I asked for a complete blood panel, everything looked great. I assumed I was just being lazy.
2015 June blood work again and I ask about my testosterone from the previous year and I was told they didn’t test for it (obviously annoyed). My results come back, I’m told my testosterone was low. Mean while I was training 5-6 days a week and running hills 1 day a week. I managed to get down to 186 lbs about 12% body fat but injuries and exhaustion hindered further fat loss.
Decided to retest in September after I started bulking. During my cut I tracked my macros and ensured I always got 55g fat, 225g+ protein and 260g carb depending on the day. Around the same time I came home from school one day and felt like I was going to fall down so I sit down on my bed and pass out for 4 hours. Still had my work boots on and everything.
Go back to my Doc for my results, find out my testosterone was 9.27/38 in June 2015 and dropped to 8.26/38 by September 2015. So my doc decided to put me on Testosterone. At that point the fatigue and brain fog was just horrible and something had to change. I would sleep some days from 4pm to 7am, not able to study or even eat dinner. December 2015 we start 100 MG a week IM (my doc originally wanted to do 200 MG once a month) as well as HCG 100 IU a week. I stopped using the HCG after running out of the 10 cc’a as I read it wasn’t good for long term use.
This week I finally got to see a endocrinologist and he couldn’t figure out why my testosterone had dropped. My pituitary was secreting adequate levels and commented that I had “a lot of testicle still”. My thyroid was good physically inspected it and I’m assuming blood work could show that as well?
His plan is to taper down 25MG down from 100 MG every month along with blood work every month and use clomifil at the end if needed. As well I do have a prescription for HCG. I am also currently using provigil for night shifts and foggy days.
I would really appreciate some insight on this. I know starting testosterone right off the bat and not using a HPTA restart instead would of been more intelligent but I wasn’t capable of waiting any longer.
Thank you in advance everyone.