I am a 25 year old male who is on my first week of Testim. For the past 4 years I've been having ALOT of medical problems. Severe chronic pain and fatigue, depression, low sex drive (and everything that comes along with that), and a lot more symptoms. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The chronic pain and fatigue got progressively worse to the point where I was taking very high doses of prescribed opiate pain medication just to get through the day. My self esteem, confidence, and self worth plummeted and were at an all time low. Feeling so fragile...and being in my early 20's, I lost all sense of a masculine identity. I used to work out and be contently in shape...now I'm weak and fragile.
For a long time I suspected that at least part of my health problems were due to low T. After jumping through a bunch of hoops I finally got my blood test results my total T was 166! My doctor immediately started me on Testim. Today is day 5.
I understand opiates can lower T and being on heavy doses for 2 years, without a doubt has hindered my T. While I'm excited to be start Testim I have some questions/concerns. First, how long does it normally take to feel better/different. I really don't know what to expect.
Does the increase in T really improve sex drive? I've been applying it to my chest, arms, and inner thigh. How long should I wait to take a shower? Will I have to be on Testim for the rest of my life? Will I become sterile?
I'd appreciate any insight or help