I have hit an all time low today and really, really starting to worry about this. I have never been in so much pain in my entire life. I am only 23 and supposed to be out and about enjoying my life. Before the injury i was great fun to be around and had good friends and family.
From a technical aspect i had one fully functional testicle which got injured a few months ago (about 2/3). Ever since then i have had the worst possible ride i can imagine.
I am not sure where to turn or what todo. I have been to see a urologist and told everything was “normal” and fine. But the situation isn’t that simple.
The injured testicle started shrinking since the injury which was caused by a varicocele (or faulty veins). Ever since then i have been going downhill really fast.
In the past week i have been suffering from chronic back pain, chest pains, problems breathing, depression, bones clicking (weak bones?), suicide thoughts, ED, anger outbursts and bad mood swings. I really can’t cope with this anymore.
I have never had anything like this before, though i did have mild asthmea when i was in my teenage years (ironically going through puberty) but since doing alot of walking (cardo) i managed to get rid of it.
I have heard that there is a girdle of muscles around the abdomen & lower back and it’s riddled with testosterone receptors, and any deficiency in testosterone levels starves these receptors with the result that the muscles weaken & lose tone. I don’t think my testosterone is low enough to mark for any actual muscle damage (i can only hope so anyway).
What could be causing these pains? Does anyone have any ideas on this?
I am getting blood taken tomorrow morning for my comprehensive hormone profile and going back to speak to my doctor about this.
Someone suggested that taking zinc might be the best option but i am scared that taking high dosages might be bad for my prostate. I also don’t know what the E2 level is sitting at just now, i don’t however have sore nipples/gyno or water retention.
I have however been getting some bad hot flushes in the past few days which makes me think the E2 is a little high or something.
What should i be asking about at the doctor’s tomorrow? Should i give AndroGel (TestoGel) a try? Should i see another urologist regarding my problems?
The idea of starting TRT is daunting but i can’t live with these symptoms anymore.