I’m looking for some advise about my situation. I am a 34 year old guy who at the age of 27-29 did some short (up to ten weeks) and long (up to 6 months) cycles mainly on test enan. PCT’s were usually happening but they were never perfect, I think mainly because I never felt terrible on PCT’s and I used to finish them off earlier then I should.
I have completely stopped with any AAS around the age of 30 (no PCT…). About 4 months after stopping I had first depression - GP prescribed fluoxetine which I’ve been taking for a year. After I have stopped I was OK for about 4 months before I was hit with another depression at the age of 31! Again, fluoxetine for a year (on both occasions when fluoxetine kicked in I was always full of energy and motivation, but I never wanted to take antidepressants for life). Depression never came back after that, probably because my daughter was born and I cut down on going out and switched into calmer lifestyle.
But one thing never seemed to go away is that constant feeling of being down, physically weak, not a lot of motivation/confidence and very little happiness since I have dropped AAS. Prior to that I was always extremely positive, full of energy and motivation. Now I get annoyed and irritated easily which doesn’t help with toddlers being around.
So I thought it’s about time I look into my hormones because low test could be the actual reason for my depressions and the way I feel.
So here they are, all within the range but test looking very low for a 34 year old! Lab results
My question is, should I look into one of the HPTA restart protocols? From what I can see my LH/FSH levels are looking OK so looks like my testicles are not doing very well. Maybe HCG upfront to wake them up a bit followed by 4-6 weeks of nolva or clomid?
I really don’t want to go into TRT straight away and I’m open to try a restart (I have access to HCG/nolva/clomid/aromasin etc). If I get some support from you guys I would post all lab results which I’m planning to do on a regular basis in order to help others who ended up in the same situation as me.