I thought I would share an interesting experience with you guys.
Before years end, I had a physical done and had my test levels checked. (just as some background..no prior aas usage)
My Total came in good 607, but my free and weakly bound (bioavailable) was only 9%....with a normal range of 20-60%
My GP wrote me a script for compounded test. I was on this for about a month at 350mg/week transdermally and then switched to test cyp for various reasons. (mainly worried about transference.)
I filled the test c and ran that for a few weeks as 100mg split in 2.
I then got note from my insurance that they denied my claim for coverage. Although my bioavailable was below scale, they would only accept it if my Free was measured Direct and came in below. My only choice was to go off and re-test.
After getting advice, considering the 1/2life of CYP, I needed to wait about 21 days to "bottom out" and retest.
I did this and figured I would be very low and most of the test cyp would be out of my system. I had been supplementing androgens for 6 weeks prior to stopping cold turkey...no PCT.
Crazy thing happened...when I tested.... My Total came back exactly the same! (600) I was not shut down. My free direct was still low 7.8 with scale being (8.7-25)
This goes against everything I have read. I can only think of two things that might have "helped" restart me so quick without PCT.
When I knew I had to go off, knowing that I would feel tired, I decided to do a mini-cut and run an EC stack. I have seen on another site where there was a guy that believed the Ephedrine may help restart faster.??? I have no idea...just throwing that out there.
The second thing is I supplement GABA. I have been doing this for sometime at about 4g before bed. Again I read somewhere that GABA can help with restart.
All this is anecdotal....but I just wanted to share it. It seems odd that I would not be shut down at all, and those two things are the only things out of the ordinary that I can think of.
What do you guys think?