Ok, back again.
My wife worked out with me yesterday, which I always enjoy. So I got a decent back workout in yesterday.
I’ve had two follow-up/ second opinion conversations that have made me feel a lot better. One with a doc I know through work and one just as an internal medicine follow-up that was scheduled. They are on the same page as me that a lot of this could be driven by the diuretic, they don’t really see a need for that, so maybe after I see the cardio in a couple weeks that can come out and things will be cool.
She also did bloods again and my blood counts were back in normal range, so it’s really only the renal numbers that are still worrying me (hence I don’t want to be on the diuretic). I’ve cleaned up my diet and cardio significantly, so I really think we will agree to drop that; only the one PCP has any idea why he prescribed it in the first place - everybody else is a little surprised.
She also did my testosterone and estradiol when she did these bloods. We weren’t really looking, but both were below the bottom of normal. That
Could explain some of my terrible motivation and whiny attitude (maybe even my inability to sleep and crackling joints!). Something maybe to keep an eye on as we fix the other stuff. I have all the health history of a steroid user with none of the strength; a little unfair.
Anyway, a lot of that helped set my mind at ease and I had a decent time with the chest/ shoulders pump day this morning.