Not trying to be dramatic, but I think TRT is a band-aid to a more serious endocrine disorder. Maybe it’s as simple as subclinical hypothyroid. I’m at my wits end.
I’m 33, never been laid, have been depressed and melancholy since about 13-14 when I first went to my doctor saying I felt tired and sick all the time after I ate food. I’ve also had excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, since I was 5 or 6 years old.
There have been periods throughout my life when I’ve felt great, but it only lasted for a few days.
Maybe 6 months into TRT on 120mg/week I felt good. Great erections, felt energized, great sense of well being, was hungry. I went from 0 facial hair to facial hair, and more body hair growth and chest hair. So, I have androgen receptors, but I’ve been hypogonadal my entire life.
Now, after 12 months, I’m back to being tired all the time, mainly because I can’t sleep. I feel borderline psychotic staying up until 2-4 am waking up every hour. My body usually makes me wake up at 1-2 am and eat a shitload of food, mainly sugary food, before I can go to sleep.
I was pre-diabetic before I started with 126mg/dL glucose level, that has since normalized, and my lipids have as well. My TSH has gone down.
Something is F’ed with my adrenals or thyroid I swear.
I got giant ass stretch marks, sweat all the time, could never control my body temperature, tired all the time, big ass circles around my eyes.
I will try anything. My testosterone is suppressed because something is suppressing my hypothalamus, but I don’t know what it is.
I’d be embaressed if this is just subclinical hypothyroidism. All the women in my family have it, mother, grandmother, great grandmother. But my TSH was either normal or high normal.