Low Test Level Only 223 at 26 years old. Help please
Hoping that I can get some advice please.
Im 26 years old. Irresponsibly did my first cycle at the age of 23 with no clue what I was doing just getting advise from “mates” also with no clue. First cycle was test prop every other day. With 100mg avavar per day as far is I can remember. For 10 weeks And took Clomid/tamoxifen for PCT.
Following year I did another cycle this time test 400. Around April 2016. Think it was 1ml a week. For 8-10 weeks But again can’t remember the specifics. I didn’t do a proper PCT after this course. Maybe a week of tamoxifen and that was it. Stupid I know. I think I expected my natural levels to eventually come back over time.
Anyways. Long story short I havnt touched any gear since. I moved abroad. Lost a lot of size so started training again around October 2017 but decided to focus on getting my diet and training right. Had been following a diet plan for 8 months and religiously ensuring I was in a calorie surplus with correct macros etc etc. Hardly noticed any gains. Cannot lift anywhere near what I was naturally before I took steroids age 21/22. So pretty disheartening.
One other big thing I’ve noticed over the past year or so is my complete lack of libido and sexual desire despite having a unreal misses who’s always up for it. No morning wood either. Also constantly tired and have no urge to want to train as it feels like a chore and unenjoyable. I feel flat every session.
So I went to the doctor out here in Australia in April 18 and explained my symptoms, I requested a blood test including test levels to be done.
My results were.
18.4 nmol/L (12.0-31.9) as the range
SHBG 52 nmol/L (17-56) range
Free Test 288 pmol/L (260-740) range
The doctor said this is within “Normal” range. As they do but I know 288 is very low for a 26 year old. Went away disappointed and put up with my symptoms for another few months before I decided enough is enough and went back to see a different doctor. Had another test in Sept 18 and results are:
13.1 nmol/L (12.0-31.9)
SHBG 43 nmol/L (17-56)
Free Test 224pmol/L (260-740)
So this time my free test is below to “normal” range at a pathetic 224. Lower than before. After looking online I believe for my age it should be 600+ Atleast ??
I was then referred to an endocrinologist to discuss with him a solution. Possible TRT. What does everyone think? Could the last course I did with no PCT be the cause for my very low test levels.
Is it to late now to kick start my natural test levels with HCG and other drugs like Clomid. I’m not to keen on the idea of starting TRT so young and risking the chance of being infertile.
Spoken with the Endocrinologist here and he said we could look at it but he personally thinks that the levels are acceptable. Which I think if complete crap seeing as every clinical research findings I find online indicate I’m at a very low level for my age.
Any advice and imput would be really appreciated as I really am clueless and pretty worried about it all.
post edited by Jack_ - 2019/01/12 02:12:06