01-16-2006, 12:53 AM #1
Testosterone Score? How's it work?
I've had my Test levels checked before and they said they were low. I just had them done again a couple months ago and docs said that I was normal again.
I decided to dig up my lab tests from last time and this is what I saw:
*My friend tells me that's around 240 ng/dl*
Anyway, it seems this is still low, correct? Docs said it was fine but everything I'm reading indicates that as low.
A couple years back I did a Deca only cycle with no PCT whatsoever... yes, stupid I know! Is it possible I am still screwed up from that?
What are some things I can do to bring that score up?
01-16-2006, 01:23 AM #2
I've read normal levels should be 435 - 700 ng/dl
Tribulus helps some - so does ZMA or plain old Zinc.
I had heard about a product called Primal Test, but have no concrete info on it. Maybe Google it and see what you get.
Of course, loosing weight if overweight - cutting down on alcohol if you drink and getting enough rest are factors to consider as well.
Good Luck fight prof
01-16-2006, 12:18 PM #3Associate Member
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solid advice right there
01-16-2006, 12:27 PM #4
Thanks... I am in good shape and supplement with Zinc and such. I am doing a saliva collection now to check cortisol/dhea levels today, perhaps that will shed some light.
I sleep 9 hours a night and don't drink at all. My BF is at 9.5%.
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01-16-2006, 03:20 PM #5Anabolic Member
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do u have any other symptoms that relate to low test? IMO that number is low eventhough it hits the normal range (depending on the lab.. ours have 10-50 nmol/L)..
01-16-2006, 05:23 PM #6
Ya, the reason I decided to check it out was feelings of depression, low libido as well... I'm only 26 years old. Not as aggressive as I used to be, and more emotional it seems. General feelings of "burnt out" even if I take a week off or something.
01-16-2006, 08:23 PM #7
You should see an endocrinologist who can order a battery of tests to see what's really going on with your HPTA. If they're savvy, there's a lot they can do to help you out without putting you on HRT for the rest of your life.
01-17-2006, 12:10 PM #8
thx Maetenloch, I'll check around.
01-17-2006, 02:15 PM #9Originally Posted by fight_prof
01-17-2006, 02:22 PM #10
hmmm cool... what they think is it's more my cortisol levels that have me feeling the way I do, and that make me collect fat the way I do despite having overall low BF. I just sent off a 4 Panel Saliva cortisol/DHEA test, so that should shed some light. I wouldn't doubt my cort levels are off the charts.
01-17-2006, 02:37 PM #11Anabolic Member
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that sounds like u r overtraining.. low test / high cholesterol are associated with that.. Fedor rules BTW..
01-17-2006, 02:46 PM #12Originally Posted by fight_prof
i say bull shit.. do what you need to stay as masculine as you can..
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01-17-2006, 06:33 PM #13
Spywizard... YA man that's what they said to me, that it's normal by my age... which is bullshit, I know guys 35 that are way more horny than me, lol.....
In all seriousness, I thought it was overtraining, and probably part of it was... but I have taken 10 days fully off now and still feel unmotivated and such... and I also monitor my resting HR in the morn everyday, and morning weight, and I was at a constant 47 BPM or so.
Hopefully this saliva test leads to something we can resolve.
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