Was feeling quite lethargic in the mornings (and still am) so decided to get some blood tests done. I thought I may be iron deficient as I don't eat that much red meat. (I know I should) Recommended Testosterone was 5-25 (I can't remember the units and don't have the paperwork in front of me) and on 19 August I was at 4.9. Got another one to double check (fasted am one this time) and got 6.0. Got sent to a specialist and he wanted one more done and this was 1 Octoboer so about a month after the last one and I got 11.0.
LH was normal in all tests.
Thyroid function was in normal ranges in all tests.
I am 27 years old, 163lbs, fit, not bulky but not tiny either.
Prior to the September I was on maintenance calories for a long time as I was happy with the weight I was. Start of October, I decided I wanted to bulk up a bit and have been eating about 400cals more per day. Basically the same foods just more of them I guess. I aim for 35/40/25 P/C/F ratios and was same ratios but less food before at maintenance.
Exercise regime has been the same, 2 mma sessions per week, 2 or 3 lifting sessions (squats, dl's, bench and SOHP focus). I did move house during that time but wouldn't really say that sleep quality has improved.
So basically, I can't really see what has changed besides the amount of food intake over the last month that has caused my test levels to nearly double?