I had a question in mind since some time,
Does Tbol affect dopamine release?
I took Tbol 3 times , and everytime I had like a dopamine boost then a crash/lethargy (even with perfect liver/blood values).
Also I had the 3 times a bad time after the Tbol stoppage, I had low mood/felt sad for like 2 weeks. (I was still on TRT).
Does Tbol deplete dopamine ?
Also, does Raloxifene reduce water retention?
It looks like I hold a bit less water everytime I use it, but not sure if it's from it or just the cutting diet
How long have you been trying to maintain low body fat? Some people get anxious when they are leaner, just genetics. So if you are fighting to stay lean, that may be boosting those anxiety causing chemicals that also help release fat in a deficit. (adrenaline/noradrenaline)
Many androgens and metabolites can have an effect on neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin/adrenaline/etc. This is why T and E can affect libido, energy, and mood. So it's possible you are getting some effect from tbol. I don't know if it will "deplete" dopamine. It could be having an effect on cortisol activity in the body, potent androgens can block cortisol activity which may affect mood and energy positively/negatively.
Ralox; not sure about the water retention. I have seen some people get water retention from it, yours might just be from the cutting diet.
About carbs: Short term, they can make you feel more tired/sleepy/sluggish because they boost serotonin and tryptophan and trigger the "rest and digest" vs the "fight or flight" system; AKA Parasympathetic vs sympathetic nervous system tone, and short term AVOIDING carbs may boost alertness, focus and energy by boosting cortisol/adrenaline, but long term avoidance of carbs can lead to decreased libido, lower energy, and lower mood. Low carb/keto diet lowers leptin levels and conversion of T4 to T3. Avoid carbs may also increase anxiety.
I don't recommend low carb/keto diets long term for most people. It is okay for short term dieting and if you cycle it with regular carb refeeds.