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What's My Status?

So I ran a cycle a few months back. I took the advice of a gym buddy and ran Testosterone Enathate at 500mg a week for 10 weeks. I ignorantly did this without knowing anything about post cycle recovery so i went off cold turkey.

I gained about 20lbs that I lost every bit of shortly after. I didnt have any sides at all except oily skin and a few extra pimples.

Since this time I have learned what I should have known before even attempting steroids. I must say, I will not been doing steroids again for a LONG time!

Recently, I started feeling a “clinching” feeling in my right testicle. Is this my testicle(s) growing back to normal or is it something else? Ive been off now for 3 1/2 months. Any help would be appreciated.

[quote]Jor-El wrote:
So I ran a cycle a few months back. I took the advice of a gym buddy and ran Testosterone Enathate at 500mg a week for 10 weeks. I ignorantly did this without knowing anything about post cycle recovery so i went off cold turkey.

I gained about 20lbs that I lost every bit of shortly after. I didnt have any sides at all except oily skin and a few extra pimples.

Since this time I have learned what I should have known before even attempting steroids. I must say, I will not been doing steroids again for a LONG time!

Recently, I started feeling a “clinching” feeling in my right testicle. Is this my testicle(s) growing back to normal or is it something else? Ive been off now for 3 1/2 months. Any help would be appreciated.[/quote]

first off you my friend are an idiot.

and that out of the way,you should have recovered by now.
if its been 3 some odd months.
go and see a doctor about it its tha tsimple

when I am recovering from my testes shuting down I do feel a bit of pressure,or a sorness in my nuts.

it could be anything
the rebound of the test leaving with no pct could have damaged your testes,low possiblity but still its there

or you may be recovering like you said
but if you see a doctor now you can run tests and find out if any damage was done and if it is a recovery issue maybe they can perscribe something to help ease you into recovery.

dont take what I say too personaly I know you learned,
I made the same mistake from a long deca only cycle
I ended up messed up for a long time though. go be seen now and get it taken care of.

I get an odd feeling in the boys too when they come back online.

Id would kick his ass, you could have had a very nice cycle with 40 bucks or so of Nolva or Tore

Which you can get “semi-legally” very easily.

What a bitch.

Blood test ASAP, you need to get that looked at.

You had the test of a little girl for a while there, thats not good for you.

I don’t think this guy has posted near enough about himself to be able to give much real advice.

We know very little about his situation, based upon what he has posted.

Personally, I very much doubt that 500mgs of cyp for 10 weeks is going to have shut him down that much, although I do agree that it was stupid not to have fully researched what he was doing to himself.

The “clinching” probably is, indeed, your testicles regaining their full size, but we know nothing about your libido or initial shrinkage, which would give us a much better indicator of where you are at.

Thanks Cortes. I did not experience a great amount of shrinkage from the cycle, although it was noticeable. My libido is “ok” I guess. Im not just dying to get some but im not uninterested either. On a scale of 1-10, Ill say its about a 4 maybe 5.

I actually had sex a few hours ago and it was ok. My girlfriend says that my “boys” are not back to the size they were before the cycle.

I talked to some more gym buddies and they made some suggestions. I WILL NOT listen to any of them until I check them out here!

  1. Someone said to maybe run a low dose of Nolva for a few weeks and see if it helps.

  2. Antoher guy said that I should go ahead and run another cycle soon and follow it up with a vigerous post cycle recovery.

I dont know how legit these are so Im really seeking some advice here.

The nolva will not hurt, but its not likely to help either, its been too long for SERM’s to really help you.

I would say a low does of adex would help more. You might be having some estrogen issues still.

Bill was speaking about how alot of guys still dont feel right after the PCT, and a little while on low dose Adex “cures” them.

I forget which thread this was in, wish Bill was here.

Its been 3.5 months thats a long time, you should be normal by now, production wise if your not then something is wrong.

I would get blood work before I did anything.

Go get a physical, ask for full blood work.

If you get your blood test results back we can tell you what you need to do.

Do not jump back on cycle that would be a very bad plan as you STILL have testicular atrophy after 3.5 months.

along with asking for blood tests,make sure and i know you wont want to do this but it is for the best.
make sure you explain to the doc what happened and why you want the tests done.

tell them what you told us because alot can be passed up and some tests not even done.
unless they know what the problem is to begin with.

I wish I would have told someone when I screwed up.