Long time no chat. I have been busy working but have been meaning to come back and update you guys. Here is a quick reminder of the events of the last year:
-Had super low T, decided to start Clomid/Anastrazole/DIM. T skyrocketed. Symptoms got a lot better but I gained a good amount of weight very quickly (between 25-30lbs) without heavy changes in exercises or diet. It was about 1/3 muscle and 2/3 fat as confirmed with DEXA scan.
-I switched to only Clomid, which has been fine (but not feeling as good as when I was on Clomid/Anastrazole/DIM). My weight has somewhat stabilized but losing weight is still an issue, despite using diets that in the past have made me lose weight.
-After getting blood tests, I seem to be somewhat insulin resistant. These results include high fasting insulin, low HDL, etc. Before any treatments I had an HDL of between 55-60, but now it is in the 30s. A lot of my blood tests are out of whack ever since starting treatment.
I am heavier than I have been in the last 7 years, my subjective feeling is just ok, and I am kind of just tired of feeding synthetic compounds into my body that give me relief from some symptoms but may be contributing to other issues. Every time I have tried to come off Clomid over the last few months, I will feel fine for a few days and then I will start to get headaches. I imagine this is some sort of withdrawal effect from my T lowering? I stopped this week on Monday, let's see what happens.
Anyway, I am not sure what to do. I am heavily considering T+HCG, and storing sperm as a back up plan in cases I have fertility issues. I am happy to elaborate on anything, i just wanted to not make this a monster post.