Well it’s been around 1 year of TRT and it’s been a battle to get my blood work on par. I’ve tried every way of dosing protocol and tried just about every dosage to find my sweet spot, and still having issues. A brief history before we start… I’m 45 years old. I’ve been suffering from low testosterone since I was in my late teens, but never did anything about it till last year. I’ve always just dealt with the issues that came alone with it. Over the last few years I’ve started to get severe burning pain in my muscles after working out. Kind of like when you stop working out for a while and come back in heavy and just feel wrecked the day after. I get this every time I workout now or just have an active day using my hands at work with physical labor. I tried talking a break thinking it was over training, and also going light high reps… No difference. It’s gotten to the point to where now any muscle I use hurts, and even if I walk without shoes in my house on the hardwood floor it feels like I was running on the pavement barefoot for hours. I did a brake job on the truck yesterday and today my hands feel like they are on fire and are very stiff and hurt like hell.
It gets better… Some days I wake up and eat breakfast and it doesn’t matter what it is I feel like I want to sleep afterwards. Not just tired but exhausted… It’s like my food isn’t metabolizing to give me energy. It’s all I can explain as to why I feel like in not recovering from workouts and why my muscles hurt so bad all the time.
Some days are better then others.
It may be neurological or something else but the testosterone hasn’t helped me one other then being more aggressive mentally, physically and sexualy.
Yes I’m a fucking mess.
I’ve had every blood work my Dr’s could think of and have gotten no where. I went through many Dr’s over the past few years. None of them have any answers except go see a neurologist which I plan to do here eventually but I don’t want to be put on something like gabapentin or some neurotransmitters that are going to turn me into a zombie or a raging asshole.
I want to know the underlying issue to these problems…
Toosmy years of training with low test? Too much abuse on my body?
Anyone have similar issues? Could I be lacking a mineral or something stupid that I’m not getting from being gluten free, and dairy free that was over looked?
I have been diagnosed with non celiac gluten sensitivity about 6 years ago and have had a lot issues with certain foods and dairy. It got really bad to where I have esophagus erosion from acid reflux, and colon damage that has gone away since my diet has changed. My last Colonoscopy looked great.
I’ve had tests for thyroid thinking my food isn’t metabolizing correctly. I did have mineral tests.
Only issues they found was my hemoglobin was high and cholesterol was a little high but I’m currently giving special donations at a local blood bank every 1.5 months to regulate the high hemoglobin issue. I’m just one of those guys who needs to donate more frequently I am told. If I go past 2 it sky rockets.
I know this sounds like a lot but I take very good care of myself and I’ve tried everything to correct these issues. I was really hoping the testosterone was going to cure these issues, but it hasn’t made any difference.
I know you guys are going to say go to more Dr’s but I need some direction here I’ve been going to Dr’s for a long time and I just get sent out frustrated with prescriptions for pain and no answers.
I do have a lower back problem that has gotten worse over the years and a pinched nerve that acts up from time to time, but I highly doubt that would give me the intense pain in my hands and feet and muscles.
I just can’t accpet not lifting anymore. I’ve went down to every other day with light weights and I’m still in pain.
I’m lost here guys hoping for any answers. My life has been shit I’ve went from a lifetime of sexual disfunction and brain fog and weakness to this mess of a life of pain. It’s really brought me to wanting to give up all hope. I’m drinking now every night just to get done relief and I don’t want this kind of life.
Thanks for listening.
Really appreciate it…