I have researched until I’m blue in the face and yet I’m hard pressed to find my specific circumstances. I have been on TRT for roughly a year now. My initial blood work showed low T levels that are likely due to steroid abuse when I was younger. I’m 35yrs old and I was prescribed 100mg per week and it worked perfectly. Eventually we did some labs and determined I could back off to 80mg per week which seemed to work just fine.
Over a month and a half ago my wife an I decided we wanted to start a family so I backed off my dose cold turkey. Initially didn’t seem to be a huge issue. I began .5mL HCG twice a week (this lasted for a week and a half) and had to stop because it made me feel incredibly irritated, anxious and depressed. Now I haven’t taken the HCG in over a week and yesterday took my took my first does of my regularly prescribed routine of 100mg with the hopes to get back to a normal mental state. The first day was great and I felt like myself again.
The problems began the yesterday morning. I woke up about an hour early in the morning with pretty bad anxiety. It lasted all day yesterday with a couple of full blown panic attacks while at work. I went to sleep last night and now here I am woken up out if a dead sleep with rapid heart beat, anxiety, heart palpitations, chest pains, bp spikes, dizziness/vertigo, severe GERD. Could anyone shed some light on what might be happening? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I’m planning on calling my clinic first thing when they open to go get some blood work and have a bit more ranges/labs to help.