Well i am just falling apart.
Im 19 years old with a whole host of problems… mainly endocrine and the consequences that go with it. (low test, high cortisol, high ACTH, high estrogen, low GH & IGF-1, hashimotos thyroiditis (hypothyroidism). also with some kyphosis.
In march i was put on some corticosteroids injectables for inflammation in my knees. well the pharmacy messed up big time and gave me a huge dose in the vials which was mislabeled as being a much smaller dose anyway i got severe side effects after 4 weeks of use of extreme weight gain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations etc. and ivet been sick as a dog ever since. Don’t worry i am suing the pharmacy for this and will get what i deserve.
I recently did a bone mineral density scan and my mineral density is just in the acceptable range. I’ve been having bone pain/clicking and cracking of joints and its just scary at such an age. I have a particularly low bone mineral density in my spine. It just feels like a bone could fracture any moment.
I did an endoscopy and gastritis was found. I also did a blood test that proved i had candida infections.
I have also been getting sick a lot with stomach flu’s, mucous congestion in my nose, ears and throat, candida infections and so forth. My skin is now very elastic and bruses easily ive also had a lot of muscle loss and soreness of muscles. and for the past 2-3 months nearly everyday i would have long periods of shortness of breath and chest pain which was all cleared by my cardiologist and chest specialist so its all due to the high cortisol levels i have and possible pituitary adenoma from the high ACTH production.
anyway im about to see my endo in a week i did a 24 hour urinary cortisol and ACTH stimulation test and she will decide what to do. I will need to be put on TRT asap and i will try to convince the endo to use HCG (from a study ill bring to her) to salvage my testicles and AI which is must to control Estrogen (although i already hav a script for arimidex from another doc which is good).
Im also about to do an MRI to check for tumors.
Does GH replacement improve my bone mineral density? if it does i would ask my endo to place me on replacement doses if not i will just be on some biphosphonates. I really want my to improve my bones as soon as possible i a m taking vitamin D, calcium and glucosamine/chondroitin.
I also seem to be losing my sense of touch, does anybody know what the reason for this could be???
Dont really have a lot of questions just looking for some support guys, i kno im 19 but the steroid forum isnt the place to post this so i thought this would be a good place since you discuss TRT and general health on here as well.