When I first started TRT, I stupidly kept my E2 very low for a long time and developed knee pain in both knees after a very hard mountain bike ride. That was on 2/14/17. On 11/11/17 I realized I was lowering my E2 and it was causing the joint pain. Im 31 btw.
Have avoided estrogen control since then (although a few times I tried taking CDG, and this also affected my e2, so I stopped)
I have had x-rays, 2 MRI’s (one with contrast) and they all come back “normal”. I asked the doctor to check for any cartilage loss or bone loss or arthritis (because of the e2) and he said that there was none of that. So long story short, there is nothing “physically” wrong with my knee, at least that can be seen with imaging.
My symptoms are : Pain mostly on the inside of both knees. Chronic, its all day
Feels like burning, sometimes itching.
Pain gets better when not on feet. (resolves, until I start walking again)
I absolutely CANNOT squat, Run, or jump (this is killing me, as I love to squat, and bike, and be active generally) I can walk quite a bit and it does not aggravate too bad (several Disneyland trips with lots of walking, no noticeable progression in pain) I am able to do some things like deadlift, with minimal pain. Generally the pain is worse with repetitive motions and squatting/weight bearing.
I have had this now for over a year. I had HUGE pain relief when I stopped messing with my estrogen. but the problem did not go away. I feel like there is something permanently damaged. The pain does not gradually get better. Now its just constant pain.
I have a little daughter and I am heartbroken that I wont be able to live life with her, ride bikes, be a dad.
Please, someone, HELP. If anyone has had a similar issue, or knows anyone.
If anyone has taken medications/pharm that helped their joints, I need advice.
Deca, EQ? I saw that Deca only lubricated joints but didn’t actually heal. Im looking for healing.
If you have any information, I appreciate it.