I havent posted before and am a relatively new member but have done alot of reading on this site. I have been having issues lately that I feel could be hormone related and wanted to ask around first before wasting money going to the doctor.
I have felt very tiered for the last few weeks, my lifts have felt weak (I’m not overtraining either) and I have had a loss of sex drive. My diet is in check, I have been eating 6 meals a day and been getting well over a gram of protein per pound of body weight per day. I am concerned that this may be a hormonal issue after doing some research on corticosteroids. I was prescribed corticosteroid cream around age 16 for a skin issue and used it everyday for over 2 years (I’m now 19) on both of my forearms. I used it so much because it was really the only way to deal with the skin condition (eczema) which I was very embarrassed about.
After doing a good amount of reading on this site and learning about things like HPTA suppression, I had looked up possible side effects of the medicine and that was a possible one, one that could possibly relate to the way I have been feeling.
So my questions are, can corticosteriod cream application to both forearms for over two years cause hormonal damage? Would this occur with a cream or a different source of receiving the drugs?
I’m not convinced that this would cause suppression but I know many on here are very knowledgeable and that this would be a good starting point. I am interested in knowing if this could negatively affect my testosterone level and if it is something I would need to consult a doctor on.
Thanks for any input and thank you for your time