This is not typical, but such things are reported here sometimes. Sounds like it might a shock reaction, perhaps with a histamine cascade. If you take a benadryl 45 minutes before injecting, then inject T, any improvement would indicate that your problem involves histamines. Some have such reactions, which simply sometimes just need an excuse to get started?
Any allergies, food allergies? If so, what are your reactions?
Suggest that you inject more often with smaller doses and maybe reduce your weekly dose as well, increasing over time if things seem ok.
Try injecting SC, EOD and if that solves the problem, then the IM with larger doses would seem to be the problem.
Shoot a placebo load, use an empty syringe and see how your body reacts.
If the problem is that you are using 1.5" needles, injecting with 0.5" 0.5ml [50iu] #29 insulin needles would be very helpful.
Read the stickies, esp the protocol for injections sticky.
Do not expect your doc to have any ideas about these other injection methods/protocols.
Did you start a new vial of T? A different brand?
Do you have any soy allergies? Some T begins with soy components.
Injecting into a vein can create some major disturbances.
I suspect that your BP med is also part of your reaction. Read up on what the symptoms of that would be if the dose was too high and see what fits.
SSRI’s have a lot of negative effects. Could you have been diagnosed as having depression when your symptoms were really from low testosterone? That happens a lot. SSRI’s then fuck up whatever was left of your low-T sex life, and that is very depressing too. SSRI’s also increase E levels by loading up the enzyme pathways in the liver, which leads to increased E levels, which decrease T levels. So SSRIs can be expected to lower T, or make lower T levels worse, and interfere with normal sexual functioning.
Your doc is probably an idiot, most are.
Read the other stickies too. There is a lot to learn and you have to take control of your health care and NOT BE PASSIVE. You can understand off of this, it just takes a while.
You can have more than hypogonadism. Please provide:
lab results with RANGES
any iodine in your cooking/table salt or vitamins
get cold easily
any skin problems
how do you react to stressful events
how did your symptoms begin, gradual over years? Sudden?
accidents, surgeries, major illnesses, extremely stressful events?
describe energy levels and how and when this changed
We are particularly watching for thyroid results.
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