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(@pwrhouss)
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Is there any blood tests or other tests a doctor can perform to determine if you have high cortisol levels or a decreased metabolic rate. I have heard about the supplement on the radio called Corta-Slim or something that is supposed to inhibit the body's ability to produce cortisol, but I don't know about that. I have been in an "overtraining" phase for lack of a better term for a while now. I just seem to lose muscle and gain fat without doing anything different. I have tried everything from dropping my calories and doing a lot of cardio, to eating 3500 - 4000 calories and doing no cardio. I have even taken 2 months off from lifting and when I went back I cut my volume way down. Nothing seems to change and I don't know wtf. It's like my body had a mind of its on and just ain't responding to any normal adjustments. I am a natural bb and 28 y/o so I know I can't expect the same things as y'all on gear but I would just like to know what is going on. I have had all the normal blood work done and it came back fine other than a couple of slightly elevated liver samples. I am going next week to get test and estrogen levels checked to see if that is what it is. Just want to exhaust all my options before I do something drastic. ANY input would be appreciated.


   
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(@nadr7891)
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my bet is when you get your Test and Estradiol levels tested you'll find your answer. Nadr


   
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TESTinME
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I don't think there is a test for cortisol levels. If cortisol is elevated, I think your Testosterone will come back low.


   
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(@muslhead)
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There is a blood test that checks for cortisol levels. I have had it done and mine came back 10x higher than the norm. If you have been overtraining and you are overproducing cortisol you should see your gains slow or stop, you will most likely put on fat around the midsection and your overall sense of well being will be low. If the blood test does come back high, try using some PS (800mg/day) post cycle for 3-5 weeks as that will help reduce cortisol levels up to 40%. The doc will most likely want to do a cushings test if your cortisol tests are significantly high since it is on of the symptoms of cushings disease. MH


   
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Capnpappy
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Originally posted by TESTinME I don't think there is a test for cortisol levels. If cortisol is elevated, I think your testosterone will come back low. I have read high cortisol is in response to high testosterone, among other things. I'll have to find that article, said something in regards to High Test lowers serotonin which incr's cortisol.


   
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TESTinME
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Well then, it looks like I stand corrected about a blood test for cortisol. I find it hard to believe that cortisol can he high in response to high testosterone. Cortisol is usually high due to stress which can then lower testosterone (I thought).


   
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(@muslhead)
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Exogenous addition of testosterone will inhibit cortisol levels. Therefore when coming off cycle it can become quite elevated since your test levels are decreasing. MH


   
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mrsusking
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Originally posted by muslhead Exogenous addition of testosterone will inhibit cortisol levels. Therefore when coming off cycle it can become quite elevated since your test levels are decreasing. MH Yes thats when clen is a must post cycle.


   
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