Nothing like what you mention. Maybe it’s mental, i have been a negative thinking person in my attitude since all these problems started 3-4 years back and overthink a lot and i have been a little hypochondriac-like during all this episode, constantly going over thoughts and replaying situations in my head about my symptoms and second guessing myself if TRT was the right thing to pursue. It was a big decision and i am absolutely a nervous wreck when i think if it’s not what i needed and what if scenarios if it didn’t help. I feel more of a heavy breathing type thing, kind of like what young people like me get before taking an important exam, don’t have any physical manifestations of it except a little faster heart beat and bit of sighing more than usual. I am trying to wean off internet use to read up more about the situation as i have understood so many aspects of hormonal health already. Reading more and more, some negative experiences is not helping me feel positive.
Adrenals- AM cortisol,DHEA, Progesterone were the only labs i did and they were all good. Objective is the question to understand what to look for. 3 weeks in, there’s no noticeable change except anxiety(negative).
I have never had lasting anxiety before, only when under a greatly stressful situation. I am thinking it’s mental and general anxiety to see if TRT helps. The moment i feel benefits of T, i think this could go away and calm me down and reassure me that the decision was right.
On TRT, I have seen cases where SHBG barely moves, mine has dropped 20 units in 4 weeks of managing T:E so that’s very positive, indicating that SHBG was a sign of low T. I have also switched anastrozole dosing from 0.5 mg on days of T injections to 0.25mg on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays as E2=18 is lower than optimal. I inject Tuesdays and Saturdays. Sounds okay?