Doesn't probably relate to Testosterone directly, but anyone know why ADHD may seem worse for me the days after I do cardio? It also seems worse after the "runners high" I get wears off, but is basically the same for biking.
Also, I don't focus as well the next day when I lift the day prior, but I focus well after lifting on the day I lifted.
Wouldn't the dopamine from cardio and endorphins help me focus more? I've never understood why lifting would help me focus more? My "Assumption" is that the intense cardio elevates cortisol and cuts Testosterone production, but the lifting raises it temporarily and the elevated Testosterone after lifting helps me focus, maybe?
I don't know, what do you guys think/know on this sort of thing? Just a thing I've noticed for years now.
I would guess that maybe a side effect of your ADHD/OCD would be anywhere from mild to moderate adrenal fatigue. When you have those intense sessions it can real havoc on your adrenals especially if your stress and cortisol is high, not getting adequate sleep etc. I have had adrenal issues and when I train too hard or too intense too many time in a row without getting proper recovery it exacerbates things like anxiety and fatigue. So although exercise is important try scaling back on your endurance training.
Just a guess.