I’ve been on test C for 1-2 months. The process of dialing in hasn’t been great so far.
Aside from the fact that the test isn’t helping the sexual issues and mood much (at least thus far at this dose and dosing schedule), I’ve been experiencing what I believe are very strong histamine reactions.
Whenever I get hot or have increased blood flow, I notice my skin becomes very itchy and red. If I’m out for a short walk, the itching is more minor but still quite obnoxious. If I do a heavy workout, I begin itching -extremely- badly — as in I’m constantly scratching my whole body, I become extremely red, and I have to stop the workout and cool down in order for the reaction to subside.
I sort of added this on to a previous post where a couple users provided some insight into this issue, but I thought I’d make a thread dedicated to it, given I can’t find any others experiencing this phenomenon when I use the search function.
Does this sound like exercise-induced anaphylaxis? The histamine response is so exaggerated and my body becomes extremely red (way past the point of increased circulation). There appear to even be minor bumps/welts on some areas of the skin. I don’t experience any tightness in my throat, tingling, or trouble breathing, however.
This has become worse over time, but I’ve also titrated my dose up (started around 150 mg/wk and am now on a steady 28 mg/day). I’m not sure if this is something to expect, a legitimate medical concern, or something to keep an eye on.
I’m guessing the response is either a result of
Some ingredient in the test (cottonseed oil or a preservative?) that I’m having an allergic reaction to — a reaction that’s worsened when exercising
My body’s histamine response has been disturbed by the large doses of exogenous test. I have no evidence of this, but considering test interacts with quite a few systems and I have notice other “adjustment” symptoms such as insomnia and mood changes, I consider this a possibility.
Not really sure what to do at this point. It’s both a problem for lifestyle (can’t exercise) as well as a potential medical concern.
I’m thinking of asking the doctor for a script with a different carrier oil (believe grape seed is the other used) or switching to enanthate.
Has anyone else had any similar experiences? How would you handle this?