I have looked through all of my labs for the last nine years. When I was on clomid with higher testosterone levels my cortisol levels would test in at the higher end of the range.
When I was on CD’s protocol, herb cycling, sprinting my testosterone levels would be in the middle of the range and my cortisol would be in the higher end of the range.
I only had one lab result where my cortisol was not towards the higher end of the range and this was a particular lab where my testosterone was on the low end of the range.
My cortisol goes up too high in response to testosterone. There is something going on at least in my case with cortisol and I think it involves the cortisol receptors.
I blocked my cortisol and progesterone receptors in 2017 with mifepristone and almost recovered. It was the only time that I had an 80 percent recovery in all sexual sides.
The temporary recovery did not take place until after coming off the mifepristone. The next day after coming off of mifepristone actually. The theory is that the effect that the mifepristone had on my progesterone and cortisol receptors worked in my favor on the snap back.
5 weeks after my recovery I declined back to baseline. I speculate that what ever issue I have going on with cortisol adjusted my cortisol receptors in a negative way in the weeks following my recovery forcing me back to Baseline.
Last week I took licorice extract. Licorice extract increase cortisol. I got worse. Actually I was completely recovered from my shrinkage. Increasing cortisol resulted in shrinkage.
I have lots of mifepristone and plan on doing experiments soon. Somethings up with cortisol receptors and the malfunction appears to effect testosterone levels in my case
I will update this thread with my results of my upcoming experiments with blocking my Cortisol receptors.