Hey guys. I'm not really sure where to put this but I thought this forum would be the most appropriate.
Now a little background about myself. I'm 22 years old for the past few years I never quite felt optimal. Frustrated with my lack of gains, I did a Test cycle about 18 months ago. I had stellar gains and felt awesome. Well, things have pretty much returned to normal since then....mediocre sex drive, somewhat moody, very little facial hair, and little in the way of muscular gains, etc. About 2 months back I decided to get my testosterone levels checked and the results came back at a whopping 254. I went to an endocrinologist and he ordered more blood work. Today was the follow-up to my initial appointment. Although I did not receive a copy of the blood work, this is what my endocrinologist said...My test levels were now 398 and I'm in the normal range. Secondly, he said my LH was fine but my FSH and TSH were at the very low end of normal. Depending on m next blood work results, I may have to get an MRI done pending on my next FSH results. Also, it's likely that I will have to go on thyroid medication.
I have another appointment in 8 weeks to see if my FSH and TSH have normalized (I'll be getting blood work again in 6 or 7 weeks). I have to say that I'm actually a little disappointed that I didn't qualify for HRT. I really thought I'd feel better after starting. Perhaps some thyroid medication will help.
Obviously, I don't have the greatest bodybuilding genetics. I'm sure by the time I reach 30 or so I'll qualify for HRT. But what to do til then? Of course I could use some anabolics off and on but in all honesty, I'd prefer not to. I could also try some OTC testosterone aids (6-oxo, ATD, etc.). I really don't know what to do.
I've just reached the point where my efforts don't seem worth the results (or lack thereof). You know your shit, you apply your shit, but you have nothing to show for it.