[quote]What happened six months ago? High fever? Testes were injured or painful? Car accident or blow to the head? Medication episode or started/continuing a new drug? Stressful event?
body temperature when you first wake before getting out of bed
where do you carry fat, how changed
any signs of gyno and history
how do you sleep and how changed
any loss in peripheral vision, check each eye
other visual field disturbances
feeling hotter or colder
how are you affected by stress, how changed
stress events ever leave you feeling physically unwell
brain fog [if you have it, you do not need a definition]
key board skills declined
changes in emotional reactions
changes in activities
loss of morning wood
loss of nocturnal wood
great looking women are interesting as art objects VS objects of lust
any foreign travel prior to the changes 6 months ago
any testicular pain or ache and time line
changes to sweating
changes to urination or urine flow
list drugs, OTC and Rx, supplements, alcohol, tobacco and changes re 6 months ago
Where are you located? Affects your options.
Do you have medical insurance?
Can you budget some out-of-pocked money if needed?
This can affect your relationship with wife/GF which does add another motivation to get things done.
I hadn’t had any injury or anything prior to feeling this way. Honestly, the only thing I did was start eating healthier, quit smoking, and started drinking A LOT of soy milk. As far as stress, I have a relatively stress-free life.
I take no medication whatsoever. Matter of fact when everything first started, it started with a pretty bad headache that lasted for about 4 days. I took a tylenol the first day, which didn’t help at all. Second day, aspirin, which didn’t help. The next two days, I just dealt with it.
After the headaches, I got to where I couldn’t make my eyes focus on anything. It felt like it took WAY too much energy to make my eyes focus on stuff, so I’d kind of go “cross-eyed” in a way. Been happening ever since.
age - 29
height - 6’3"
weight - between 140 - 150
waist size - 33
body temperature when you first wake before getting out of bed - Low. When I wake up, usually around 96-97.5
where do you carry fat, how changed - It’s kind of fluctuated, even though I’m thin. Mostly under my chin (just a little) and lovehandles, although they’re not big at all.
any signs of gyno and history - Nah, not really. My left “breast” has always been just a LITTLE bigger, but I attributed that to me being right handed and using my right arm more.
mood changes - Mostly just kind of numb. I’ve been getting irritated easily, but that comes and goes.
how do you sleep and how changed - When it first started 6 months ago, I couldn’t sleep more than 2 hours, but I was EXHAUSTED. Now, even if I sleep for 10 hours, it’s not enough.
any loss in peripheral vision, check each eye - Not “loss”, but my vision got a lot more blurry since it started.
other visual field disturbances - None. Other than a lot of floaters, lol.
feeling hotter or colder - Colder. Feet almost always stay cold. I get cold chills a lot.
how are you affected by stress, how changed - Stress makes it seem worse. When I get stressed, my head will “tingle”, especially in the back of the head. Weird feeling.
stress events ever leave you feeling physically unwell - Any physical stress makes me exhausted. Emotional stress makes me pretty tired, too.
brain fog [if you have it, you do not need a definition] - YES. It’s awful.
word finding - Been much more difficult. I was a programmer, but I can’t concentrate enough to do it anymore. I’m forgetting everything.
key board skills declined - Absolutely. I’m having to hunt for keys most times. Also mistyping everything a lot more lately. Re-arranging letters a lot.
short tempered - Off and on, yeah.
changes in emotional reactions - Not horribly. Mostly I just have lost interest in everything.
social avoidance - I WANT to be around people, but I don’t feel like doing anything.
changes in activities - Just lost interest in a lot of things.
loss of morning wood - YES. Even if I do get it, it’s smaller and not as firm.
loss of nocturnal wood - Yes. Libido has basically disappeared.
great looking women are interesting as art objects VS objects of lust - YES. It sucks.
any foreign travel prior to the changes 6 months ago - About a year before, but felt fine for a year.
any testicular pain or ache and time line - Once or twice… kind of sharp pain, particularly in the left testicle.
changes to sweating - For a while, I couldn’t sweat at all. Now, I sweat a little more normally, but only when it’s REALLY hot out.
bloating - Every day. Wake up bloated, go to bed bloated.
changes to urination or urine flow - When it first started, I was peeing A LOT. Waking up having to go, etc… Interrupted my sleep a lot. Now, it’s a little more “normal”.
list drugs, OTC and Rx, supplements, alcohol, tobacco and changes re 6 months ago - None at all. Quit smoking 4 months before the symptoms started. No alcohol since 21, no drugs. Nothing.
Sorry for the lengthy reply, and thank you for your help!