I recently got prescribed trt through defy. The last time I tried it, I ended up having to quit due to heart palpitations and anxiety (ended up getting afib for a brief time and had to go to the hospital, may have been from hcg?). Since that time, I have had almost everything I can checked out by doctors. I have had full thyroid labs and free t3 and free t4 are in the upper 3/4 of the range, with a low reverse t3. TSH was a 1.6. I was also evaluated for pheochromocytoma with a CT scan of my abdomen, which showed nothing. I had an ecg and ultrasound of my heart and everything was perfect. After having all these results, I felt comfortable enough to begin TRT again.
After doing my first injection of 70mg T Cypionate (in grapeseed oil), I began having issues again. Within about 6 hours I could feel an uncomfortable chest tightness that radiates into my neck (feels like something is swollen in my neck, or like a muscle pain that I can’t stretch). Along with this, my pulse rate elevated along with my blood pressure, from 70-91 and from 120/69 to 138/88. I took my anastrozole 24 hours after the injection. However, the worst side effect of all, besides the strange feeling in my chest is the INSANE anxiety I have been feeling. I have had it in the past but not even benzodiazepenes are really helping. It feels like someone is squeezing my heart/neck, which is triggering a very large amount of anxiety.
Could this be some sort of allergy to the carrier oil? Or maybe something that could be mediated by doing smaller doses subQ instead of IM? I am really trying to make this work, as I have been getting fatter regardless of how much I work out and my body composition has changed drastically in the past two years. I went from being that “jacked” dude at the gym to the skinny-fat guy who can only stay about 45 minutes. In addition to this, my testicles ache almost all of the time, and my scrotum doesn’t really hang loose anymore. Really everything down there has kind of shrunk. I have glucose intolerance as well.
Any advice on how to proceed from here would be greatly appreciated, as I really need to make this work somehow. Having low testosterone has impacted my life in a very negative way and I am desperate to fix it. I am convinced that my ongoing depression and anxiety that has resulted from it led to the end of my relationship a few weeks ago as well. I just need to figure out how to administer this without feeling crazy in the head. I am currently returning my test cypionate to defy to swap it out for enanthate in sesame or cottonseed oil to see if this resolves the issue (I did one cycle when I was about 21 of 500mg test e a week and barely noticed anything until the third week when I was suddenly very horny and strong. There was no anxiety at all that I can remember. I am 25 now) Thanks