before i tell my story here our some of my blood results from a few months ago
TSH .58 Range .40-4.50 mIU/L
T4, free 1.3 Range .8-1.8 ng/dl
T3, free 3.8 Range 2.3-4.2 pg/ml
Total T 323 Range 300-1000 ng/dl
CBC and PSA were normal.
I’ll try to make this short and get to the point… About 4 years ago I was taking p6 testosterone boosters from GNC for the second time and out of nowhere I experienced by first panic attack in my life, I had to pull my car over and stop for a while because I had no clue what was going on… I didn’t think much of it at the time but after that day I started getting more frequent panic attacks. I stopped the p6 testosterone boosters a few weeks after and then the panic attacks stopped for a few months but then they started coming back more regularly and ever since then its only gotten worse… Then in this last year or so I feel like my overall health has just declined like crazy, barely have any energy and can barely focus, working out is a big part of my life so I would still go to the gym but pretty much no matter the volume and intensity of the workouts, I couldn’t recover for shit and I would be completely drained for days!!! All my muscles and joints were aching constantly, I was losing muscle mass and my belly was getting a little chubbier. I don’t smoke, don’t drink anymore, no drugs, eat a very clean diet so I was confused on what was going on… I went to numerous different doctors and they tested numerous things because I felt so shitty I was convinced I had a serious health condition. Pretty much when I was about to give up on searching for the answer on what the hell is wrong with me. I started living with a few guys that were on the gear so me being me, (I research everything) I started looking into testosterone levels. I got my tested and my total T was 323… After researching that is a pretty low number for a 28 year old male, I was so excited because i thought i have found the missing link in what was causing all these horrible problems with fatigue and pain.
So I went to a doc and they tested it a few more times to make sure and they kept coming back right around that level…so he then prescribed me 160mg cypionate once a week at his office and about after a month he told me to take .25mg arimidex 24 hours after my shot and then 48 hours after me shot… after about 2 weeks of being on TRT I started noticing my knuckles getting so dry they were bleeding but I already felt a little energy boost so i didn’t care…then around week 3 my ENTIRE body started getting very very itchy, sometimes i could barely sleep at night. i would get dry skin everywhere (even on my penis) and i tried the best lotions the doctor said and not taking hot showers etc…but nothing helped. at about week 6 i told my doctor that I know the testosterone has to be the reason my skin is suddenly itchy and its so dry i am bleeding and getting scrapes everywhere. Oh and another thing, Ive worn eye contacts my entire life but then in the last year I been having many problems with them ripping in my eyes after wearing them for only a few days and I figured its from my Low T and then TRT would help it, but it did the opposite…For the first time in my life I can’t even wear my contacts now, if i put them in, they get stuck to my eyeballs and rip immediately , my eye doc even said last week she needs to research why my eyes are getting so dry and hasn’t seen this happen this bad before. my energy and lifts are feeling good again and i’m feeling back to myself but I’ve been having extreme anxiety that the testosterone is making something internally go wrong which is causing me to get so dry and itchy.
so my questions are: 1.) isn’t testosterone suppose to make you more oily? why is the opposite happening with me??
2.) anyone else every get extremely itchy everywhere on your body?? 3.) I take 160mg Test every Monday but I noticed i have anxiety for 2 days after my shot and then day 3-5 i feel great, days 6-7 im tired as hell. So i asked my doctor if we could split the dosage in two and he said it wouldn't make a difference??? (i disagree)
I know I should of posted more and better labs but the doctor never gave me a actual copy of it and those are the numbers I remembered off the top of my head. Please any advice or input would be high appreciated!!!