I know this thread may sort of cross over with the PCT forum but I have read many of your post in various places over the internet and respect your opinion greatly.
I am relatively young (31 yrs old) but have experimented with AAS/PH/PS over the years. I alwys follow typical PCT protocols but over the years I have had very unusual blood work results at various times, even when I have not used any hormonal products for very long periods of time.
At times I have had testosterone levels as high at 750 ng/dl and as low as 301 ng/dl. It does not appear that this variation has to do with how long after using a hormonal product. Some of the higher levels have been 4 or five months after a hormonal product and some of the lower levels have been 4 or 5 months after using a hormonal product.
Additionally, I have had huge variations in test level upon repeated blood tests on the same day. I realize Testosterone levels vary throughout the day but I am talking about variations of almost 400 ng/dl during the course of the same day! Seems strange to me.
Additionally, some of my problems are complicated by hypothyroidism (treated with Armour 2grains per day) and concurrent depression (successfully treated right now on 20mgs or Prozac).
I would really like to try to get away from using hormonal products anymore for the rest of my life. At my age I am really just becoming interested in being healthier. But because of the lack of libido and slight impairment of sexual functioning from the Antidepressants, I always seem to be drawn back to hormonal products in an attempt to self medicate.
I am wondering in my lack of libido and slight sexual problems are just likely the by product of antidepressant use (and if so if you know of anything to help) or if it is likely that I also have underlying HPTA problems 9and if so what is the best way to sort this out and at least make a solid attempt at getting my own system restarted). I have not yet had any children and so I am quite wary of beginning liflelong HRT at this age.
Thanks for reading this long winded post.