I started TRT about 8 months ago with a weekly injections. Bloodwork showed T in the mid 200’s. After 6 months of injections, T increased to ~450. This was through an online anti-aging clinic that felt like they were just trying to sell me stuff, so after their 6 month program I went to a local hormone therapy clinic. Blood test still showed T in the 450 range, so they implanted a pellet in my back. That was about 2 months ago, T is now 950-ish but I still feel like total trash. I’m even more likely to blow off work and sleep all day than I was before I started any of the low T stuff. If left alone, I’ll sleep 14-16 hours a day.
Male, turned 40 last July. 5’7", 210 lbs.
Since my senior year of highschool I’ve been 185 lbs, about a year ago I started taking Cymbalta and put on 30 lbs in a month. I do not know if the Cymbalta caused the weight gain, but the weight coincided with starting the anti-depression medication. I am still taking the cymbalta. I have been on some anti-depressant or another for the last 5-6 years; none of them feeling like they were very effective. My pysch doctor has been slowly rotating me through the various options, hoping to find one that works well for me - no luck yet.
I also take 40mg of adderall a day, and some seroquil to help me sleep when I’m wired on adderall. I take a fist full of vitamins every day, something like 30 pills. The vitamins started with a single multivitamin and I’ve been adding fiber, B12, D3, etc… over the last year or so hoping to find ‘something’ that would help me feel better.
Unless I pound stimulants like adderall, redbull, Kratom, etc… I don’t even have the energy to get out of bed and take a shower; let alone work, be a husband, father, etc…
I’m self employed (thank God) so sleeping 2/3 of the time for the last few months hasn’t created any financial or work problems, but I would love to not feel the way I do.
I have another appointment scheduled with the doc at the local hormone therapy clinic (I actually had one today, but blew it off in favor of sleeping); and while I am hopeful that the local doc will be able to do something for me, I honestly doubt he’ll do anything other than try to get another chunk of money out of me.
Any tips, guidance, or suggestions are appreciated.