I am interested in hearing from others about their experiences about the transition from Low-T life to being dialed in as it is a bit like night and day. I won't post full labs as I am not looking for advice there just a brief history and onto my concern. 50 year old who had suffered most of the symptoms of Low T for the last 10 years. Extreme couch potato, social isolating (not returning phone calls, etc). Lost of interest in females, hobbies, health, etc, diagnosed as prediabetic with metabolic syndrom which a change in diet sorta helped. Last full physical I noticed that T was 174. Took it upon myself to research that this would be fine if my age was in my late Eighties! Approached Primary Doctor who is a GP and a great one. He prescribed Anddrogel which produced the WOW! response for a few days then went away. He upped it to 1.6% more potent Adrogel formula when the regular peaked at T level 300 or so. No improvement after that. I went to an anti aging clinic which then prescribed 1500 test cyp (1 injection weekly), HCG + B12 injections and Arimidex .5 twice a week. This is day 11 and I'm hoping it is not another WOW experience that will fade.
But now to the purpose of this post. I feel like I'm all dressed up with no place to go. That is, I feel "normal". Spring in my step, better posture, libido back, more of a man of action. Instead of sitting on the couch contemplating to put something in the clothes hamper for a 2 hours, I just do it and see what I can do next. Less brooding and regaining an interest in my hobbies etc., The thing I am concerned about is mopping up the consequences of those too many Low T years. Pushed away friends, females, and family and was exhausted,disinterested, grumpy and isolating. Personality was non-competitive, brooding and passive.
So I am starting at age 50 trying but now able to "get a life". I know it's only 11 days and two reounds of treatment. I am more optimistic as I feel less like the wallflower socially hoping that someone will pull me out of the corner (or better yet silently praying that the event will be over so I can get back to the couch) to the one who pulls out others hiding in corners.
Question: Has anyone felt such a drastic turnaround? Is this just temporary? How'd you go about building a new "life". Thanks for reading. New labs after my foth visit 2 weeks from now. Also thanks for all the posts that encouraged me to be agressive in seeking treatment.