Does anyone have some personal experience with this medication? I currently suffer from PTSD/Anxiety, and have been taking benzos, as needed, for about 10 years. Not until recently did I realize that my SHBG is sky high, and found that Benzos can cause this.
TRT has made my anxiety slightly worse. Only in the sense that I feel more “amped” which in turn makes me feel jacked up/anxious. I was able to take a benzo (clonazepam) when needed, but now I feel like I am almost always a little anxious, even going in to work, I have increased anxiety. Its definitely more pronounced the day after I inject.
I do know that an easy fix would be to lower my test dose, but I already am at 50mg a week, split into two doses. Ill have to go down to 40 a week here soon because I simply cannot control my blood pressure, even with 20mg of lisinopril. I know its anxiety related and not related to any other disease process because my BP will drastically come down if I take a benzo. (.25 of clonazepam is enough to make me calm through a normal day) But if I have an event that makes me anxious, (family event) I can take up to 1mg.
Basically I need something that will help me chill, and not just as needed. I know that buspar is considerably weaker than benzos, but it also acts differently and is taken everyday. My trough reading for TT on 40mg was 500, and on 50mg it was 558, not much of a difference but my body is telling me there is a big difference. I think if my TT goes over 700 or so (like after I inject) it causes the increased anxiety, hyperawareness.