Hope y’all doing good. I’m back here to offer support to those who desperately needs it because I know how grueling the journey to recovery can be.
Like many of you, I’ve been cursed with PFS that were perplexed by other lifestyle choices (getting overweight, stress, corticosteroid treatments, retinoids, vitamins & supplements misuse… etc.). It literally took me years of never ending suffering in search for a cure or at least an effective treatment. My depilating symptoms included fatigue, low libido, brain fog, gastrointestinal issues, low motivation, lack in zest for life, anxiety, depression, and even ED.
As I said in my previous posts, I’ve tried everything out there, you name it, Testosterone cycles, HGH injections, resistance & endurance training, diet changes, AI’s such as adex & aromasin, proviron, DHEA, andractim, myriad of supplements and vitamins and herbal stuff, amino acids, no fap, sex, meditation and so on and so forth. I’d say I had periods where I felt like I’ve completely recovered but these have always came to an end and I’d wind up feeling like a complete sh#$3 again and is back to square one.
I’ve also run numerous diagnosis such as countless blood works (TT, FT, E2, AM & 24hrs Cortisol, Ferritin, Serum Iron, Vitamin D, Zinc, DHEA-S, Liver Profile, CBC, SMAC-20, TSH,FT4,FT3,LH,FSH among others), Colonoscopy, head MRI, Abdominal sonar, Testicles ultrasound, STDs testing and many others. The only things I didn’t test were Progesterone, & Pregnenolone.
My biggest challenge was to determine what really worked since I literally was running a cocktail year in and year out. The crux of the matter was to carry out an elimination process using several factors (both measurable & non measurable) to assess the end results. The factors included certain bloodwork parameters (TT, E2, Cortisol, Thyroid, Adrenals among others) and non-measurable (Libido, Mood, Cognition, Memory, Well-being, Sleep, appetite and others).
In order to overcome the above hurdles, I had to start writing a journal in which I track everything that I feel and do on hourly basis all day everyday. This was so crucial in my long term recovery plan and I can’t stress enough how important it is to have your own journal.
To be continued…