I have a problem with my TRT. I’m 24 and I had low T for an extended period of time. Also I suffer from depression, ocd and anxiety for years and I managed to keep it moderate with sertraline. Before I started TRT I managed to get down to 25mg sertraline in the morning and 50mg trazodone in the evening. My main problem is low energy and since my T was very low it made sense to start treatment.
I got a prescription for testogel. I use one pump which is equivalent to 20mg testosterone in the morning on my testies.
I started one week ago and I noticed a lot of changes. My mood was better, a lot more energy at the gym. Sexdrive through the roof. However I also became nervous and got some mood swings.I have been a lot more irritable.
I suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome for a long time. In my teens it was really rare. Most prominent after Orgasm. Which is weird itself since studies say it should get relief. With the introduction of the SSRI it became worse. The higher my serotonin is the more symptoms I have.
Since starting TRT my RLS has become really bad. I feel it also in my arms and jaw and also during the day in rest. I wonder if it’s maybe Akathisia instead of RLS which scares the hell out of me. Probably I’m just panicking at the moment because my anxiety is also a lot worse on T. Also my limbs twitch all the time since yesterday which is driving me crazy. I guess its kinda psychosomatic because all I can focus are these crazy symptoms. I feel like my nerves are just really overactive since T.
My guess would be that it’s just the body getting adjusted to higher T. Probably I started too extreme with the dosage. I have to admit I reintroduced going to the gym with T maybe that has an effect. Also my ocd and anxiety is always worse in the times I go to gym. I don’t know why.
So explanation 1: Changes in hormone -> changes in neurotransmitter -> RLS
Explanation 2: RLS and nerves are worse because I’m Iron/Folic Acid deficient and with the hard training last week my levels dropped too much so the symptoms appear. However I’m taking folic acid for month now so I don’t think thats the culprit. Yesterday I started taking Iron…
Whatever it is I’m really scared that it becomes permanent and I don’t know if I just should go off T…