I’m a 49 yr old male (turn 50 in Sept). Played a ton of sports growing up, always kept in very good/good shape/diet always good…could be better. I may have a couple alcohol drinks a week at the most. No real ailments over the years although I do have hemochromatosis and donate blood every couple months to keep iron levels normal. About 2 months ago, I had some pain in my prostate and urologist put me on antibiotic and alfuzosin 10 mg (muscle relaxer for prostate). been just below avg levels of T the last 10+ years but really didn’t nothing about it and my primary physicians have never addressed it. Over last 8 months, my 5 yr old son (4 at the time) was diagnosed with cancer and has been on chemo since Oct. That along with other factors (buying a franchise and we’re building the store soon with opening around Labor Day, stresses/anxiety of life, tough marriage, challenging stepkids) had me going to my primary dr to hopefully “feel better”. I definitely have many of not all of the low T symptoms (lack of energy, lack of sex drive (but certainly don’t have ED), irritable/mood swings, insomnia (been on Ambien/melatonin/Kirkland sleep aid since Sept), etc. primary dr said “you have anxiety and maybe depressed, let’s get you on Zoloft”. I told her I want a 2nd opinion (which kinda turned her off but I don’t care). I then looked at my old labs from Sept 2016 and my T levels were:
Total T : 337 ng/dl (normal range 348-1197)
FT: 6.3 pg/mL (normal range 6.8-21.5).
So I started researching and went to a urologist last week to check levels again. Here are my T levels last week (test was done around 11am)
Total T: 2.72 (1.75-7.81)
FT: .05 (.043-.213)
They prescribed .7 mL of test cyp (200 mg/ml) every 10 days and I injected in my left check (actually had wife do it) last Friday morning at 10:30 am but injected .75 ml (which I believe would be 150 mg). Injection went fine…we even watched YouTube.
Here is the issue: later that day (last Friday) I started feeling foggy, light-headed, the best way to describe it is if you’ve had you’re bell rung in football…also had rubbery legs and just feel tired…it would be hard for me to workout right now due to these feelings. Feel like my anxiety has elevated as well (not too bad). On Saturday, I was at the pool sitting in a chair with feet in the water and got up an hour later and had the strongest headrush I’d ever experienced. Almost feel down and it was a chore to walk 10 steps before sitting down again.
I find that the mornings are worse and afternoon (and especially evenings) I’m much better. Thought I was over it last night, but clearly have symptoms described this morning. I called urologist office yesterday and he said “initial dose may have been too high for you and to take .5ml with next injection (again, I’m suppose to take injections every 10 days).
I feel like I need to go to LabCorp today and get checked for various things including E2 as well as T levels, thyroid level, CBC, AST/ALT, hematocrit, PSA. Anything else I should check? M