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Moody as Hell 30 Minutes Post Training

46 and on TRT with nebido hcg and occasional liquidex.

I feel remarkably balanced in all forms of my life, being diagnosed type 1 diabetic this year has forced me to get diet in order and trt has motivated me back to the gym. A keen interest in golf keeps me motivated to do flexibility and pilates and a little bit of meditation gets me into a great place overall. However, the feeling of “for christ sake leave me alone and stay out of my space” is strong 30 mins post training. It doesn’t matter if its been a 45 min P90x workout or a compound weights workout I still feel the same.

I know the guys in here are mature in their analysis and have mostly many years of training behind them and can draw on that experience to comment on this. Is anybody else feeling the same way after training. It is not aggression but just a feeling of leave me to recover in peace for ----- sake.

All comments appreciated guys.

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I am aggressive for 1-2 hours afterwards and then I want to be left alone. I think it’s probably normal.

Looks like her indoors is just going to have to stay out the way for an hour post training then

Cheers Guys

Of all the times of day, post workout, ESPECIALLY back and leg days, I have a very low patience threshold. I usually need an hour or two to recover “mentally” <-- (I don’t know how else to describe that). My kids know this from experience and are usually well behaved (or nowhere to be found)…

I’m the opposite; I’m exhausted, but amiable. I’m cranky as hell BEFORE the workout though.

Christ, for hours after a heavy ME workout I am a complete cranky piece of work, I try to keep it in check but noone can stand to be around me, and vice versa. And I often get physically ill. Regular days I feel fairly good, maybe just a little agressive/snappy

a little post-workout nutrition helps a little. i do a protein shake with 1/2 cup oatmeal in it. 60g protein 50g carbs right after lifting, and that helps bring the aggression down.

We play a very aggro sport. a good training session increases my agression levels always. Being mindful of that fact, and expecting it, can help you control it a little.

my pennies

after heavy lifting i almost always feel agressive and if i don’t take some PWD or food soon,shitty too.my girlfriend couldn’t understand that even after my lectures about hormones and nervous system being overstimulated with lifts.after ten times she finally got it.worse then pulling teeth.

60grams of dextrose or more and 25-30grams of protein after training helps.BUT the biggest difference is that i feel even better when i take immediately 300mg of magnesium and some good B-complex…when i was younger i used to wash all that with beer.

now i don’t drink beer so much.instead,i’m blocking estrogen with red wine.

kesam, this may be a blood sugar crash. Check your glucose levels right after training then in the middle of your bad mood. You can also ask about this with a diabetic specialist who has boots on the ground, perhaps a nurse would be better than a doctor. Might be some on-line self-help groups or resources.

Try a shot of glucose just as your training is ending and see if the outcome is different?

When you train and increase your pulse, BP and circulation may be increasing the effects of your insulin, allowing the cells of your body to uptake glucose at a higher rate than expected. I do not know if you are insulin using. If so, you might need play with your dose before training so your brain does not become glucose starved.

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Moderate hypoglycemia

If blood sugar continues to fall, the nervous system will be affected. Symptoms usually occur when the blood sugar falls below 55 mg/dL and may include:

* Mood changes, such as irritability, anxiety, restlessness, or anger.
* Confusion, difficulty in thinking, or inability to concentrate.
* Blurred vision, dizziness, or headache.
* Weakness, lack of energy.
* Poor coordination.
* Difficulty walking or talking, such as staggering or slurred speech.
* Fatigue, lethargy, or drowsiness.

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never mind. Didn’t notice the OP was diabetic.

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[quote]KSman wrote:
kesam, this may be a blood sugar crash. Check your glucose levels right after training then in the middle of your bad mood. You can also ask about this with a diabetic specialist who has boots on the ground, perhaps a nurse would be better than a doctor. Might be some on-line self-help groups or resources.

Try a shot of glucose just as your training is ending and see if the outcome is different?

When you train and increase your pulse, BP and circulation may be increasing the effects of your insulin, allowing the cells of your body to uptake glucose at a higher rate than expected. I do not know if you are insulin using. If so, you might need play with your dose before training so your brain does not become glucose starved.

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Moderate hypoglycemia

If blood sugar continues to fall, the nervous system will be affected. Symptoms usually occur when the blood sugar falls below 55 mg/dL and may include:

* Mood changes, such as irritability, anxiety, restlessness, or anger.
* Confusion, difficulty in thinking, or inability to concentrate.
* Blurred vision, dizziness, or headache.
* Weakness, lack of energy.
* Poor coordination.
* Difficulty walking or talking, such as staggering or slurred speech.
* Fatigue, lethargy, or drowsiness.

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I really think you have it there. I am also finding similar episodes prior to bed time (long period since last food). Both these situations have arisen since the TRT and the subsequent increase in muscle mass and as such increased efficiency of the muscle to use the glycogen. I am an insulin user but only diagnosed this year and just getting used to it. I will check the next few times and report back
Thanks KSman