Hey guys - I was running a log about restarting my HPTA after a Sarm cycle shut me down hard and I didn’t recover even after running Nolvadex and waiting two months before bloods. I have a moral dilemma here and could really use some advice.
To sum up where I am - I’m nearly 50 y/o and in an attempt to recover from the cycle - I was running HCG at 500IUs EOD with Arimidex as prescribed by a Doc friend of mine. After 3 weeks, my Testosterone level is 962 Ng/dl (up from 170 even after running Nolvadex after my cycle)
I was speaking to my Doc buddy yesterday about coming off and running another round of SERMs to get back to “normal”.
He flat out told me I was ****ing crazy – and asked why would I ever want to go back to having fluctuating T levels. In fact, he now wants me to start taking some Androgel – which would jack up the test even more – but he said we can start ratcheting back on the hCG to find an optimal dose of both products that would keep my natural test levels somewhere around the 1000-1200 range (you gotta love a Doc like this).
His rationale – was that I was experiencing low T symptoms – even when my testosterone level was in the 600s – all of which now seem to have disappeared – and also – due to my age – they are only going to decline further. (He’s right: Google the “Aging Male Symptoms Questionnaire” and take the test. Even when my natural pre-cycle Test levels were over 600 - I scored in the upper end of Moderate symptoms. I’m now in the “no symptoms category”
I guess I’m pretty fortunate to have a doctor who is up on the stuff – he’s actually a progressive cardiologist – and uses testosterone to treat patient to improve overall health, lipid profile – well being etc.
Am I jumping the gun if I stay on? Honestly, I never even considered it – but I have to say that with my testosterone levels this high – it’s like a whole world of difference. Honestly, I’m experiencing gains similar to running a cycle of AAS.
What would you guys do if you were me?