I’ve never had anyone check cortisol, but it has been mentioned to me based other TRT complaints I’ve had that they might be fucked.
As far as life over the last year, same old, with the odd catastrophe tossed in there. However, for me anxiety has been an ever present occasional thing I’ve dealt with for a couple decades. It doesn’t necessarily take a bad life event to trigger it, often it’s the mundane. The problem lately, and with the a couple times throughout my time on TRT it’s reared up, is the physical symptoms of feeling anxiety (or an ‘attack’ as it were) are, and I hate using this term, like anxiety on steroids. Like way too much adrenaline, way to much muscle involvement, heart rate to the sky type of shit. Also takes far longer to stop than usual.
I noticed when I try to up my dosage of T it happens more, as well as when I ran a lower dose. I recently split my dosing to twice a week to try and resolve some other sides, and it’s actually gotten by far worse than once per week. Noticeably so.