Hey guys, 1st time poster long time lurker here. I'll try to keep this as brief as possible as I'm currently at work. Did my 1st cycle of AAS over the summer. 10 weeks of Test E, started at 325mg a week and upped it to 400 (not the smartest I know) With 50 mg of Tbol from week 6-10. Started pct 2.5 weeks after last shot, with a clomd 100/50/25/25 protocol as well as .5 Adex EOD.
Long story short, got nice strength gains, moderate size gains which seemed more from the Tbol. Overall I'd say my results were 6/10. Fast forward to late November 2014, and I start noticing something "off" downstairs. During intercourse (with or without a partner) my ejaculate volumes started decreasing. Eventually it got to a point where just a tad of fluid would dribble out and would literally feel like I was blowing hot air out my member. At this point my strength and size gains started to subside as well.
Went to get my labs from Direct labs. Didn't really suspect much was up and was basically looking for my baseline T levels at this point (Didn't get blood work before cycle, stupid of course) 2 days later and Holy Sh**. Total T at 105ng/dl Reference range- 348-1197 with free T at 3.5 pg/ml reference range 9.3-26.5 pg/ml. After some research, I follow a 6 week clomid restart. 4 weeks at 25mg ed with 2 weeks 25 mg eod and .25 adex e3d. 3 weeks in got my labs done this time with LH and FSH. Total T- 618ng/dl Free T 16.3 pg/ml. LH was through the roof at 11.5 MIU/ML Reference-1.5-9.3 and Fsh 11.9 reference- 1.5-12.4 MIU/ML.
Got my 3rd set of labs done 2 days ago, a full 6 weeks after my last dose of clomid. At this point all my lifts besides bench are back to levels while on cycle and even added 20lbs to my deadlift. Nice sex drive, morning wood, and though I yawn a bit more than I used to, I put that off to my new job and 50+ hr work weeks. Well today I read the results and was pretty floored. Total T down to 93!! Yet, Free T at 20.1. LH came down obviously but still in normal range at 4.7 and FSH at 7.3. Obviously, a full set of tests would be better, but I'm currently between insurances and on a budget. How could my Total T be fatally low yet my free T is 6x higher than it was at the start??
Sorry, this turned out to be a bit longer than expected. I'm just well worried and upset with these results. I understand dealing with AAS can be a crap shoot, especially if you don't plan everything out to a "T" While I'm definitely guilty of this, I made sure to run proper pct, get adequate rest and nutrition, etc. At the age of 27 I'd rather not be on TRT for the rest of my life. As I said my lifts are decent if unspectacular (Bench-290, Deadlift 480, Squat 350 at 6'2 220), I never have a problem getting it up, and I'm overall pretty happy though slightly apathetic at times. Does this sound like primary hypogonadism here? Perhaps (hopefully) a screw up at the lab. Any and all advice is much appreciated.