Ok, I’ve had this problem for a while. I thought I was depressed but I didn’t know why. I didn’t want to tell anyone because I didn’t want to explain why I was depressed because I didn’t even know why I was. Well, about a month ago, I saw a new doc and brought up to him how I am always stressed out, kind of depressed, foggy mind, etc. He said sounds like low T. Be honest, I’ve heard of Testosterone but I just thought it was a manly thing to say. I didn’t think you could stick a dip stick in someone and check their T levels. I am medically illiterate.
Well, the results came back and he said I’m kind of low. The old scale they used to use, I am low. The new scale for the new lab, I’m low end of normal. But I’m exhibiting all the symptoms of low T so they will treat the symptoms and me and not the number.
They gave me an injection. For about 5 days, I felt like a miracle. I felt amazing. I was happy. I was social (I’m very quiet normally.) I felt like a new person. Well after about 5 days, it wore off. I waited the full 7 days and went back to the doctor for another one. I’m on day 2 and still feel nothing and I guess I know now “hormonal.” I feel like a drug addict. I’m searching for that same “high” I had the first time. I had the last injection Thursday around 4 PM. It’s now Saturday. Been pretty much 2 days now.
I’m thinking if it’s going to be this way going forward where I have 3-4 days where my hormones are OK and 3-4 days where they’re low, that sucks. How are other’s experiences? As injections keep being injected, does it level out where I’m pretty normal all the time?
I am trying other things too on top of the injections. I think my diet has been partially to blame. I’ve been on weight watchers. About 6 months ago, I switched to the shake diet. I think both of those were bad for my T levels. I am trying to eat more steak and eggs and anything with high Protein. I am also taking a few mutivitamins and other supplements a book I read on testosterone suggested I take. Trying to get out in the sun more. There are also more things in my personal life with my wife and other things with my personal self I have changed up to hopefully fix this part of my life. Also, try to work out my abs and go to the gym. Also I always wore briefs. Lately switched to nothing afraid it’s doing damage down there.
A month ago, I didn’t know I had to watch this. Knew nothing about it. Now that I know there’s a cure for this depressed mood I’ve been in for a while now, I am obsessed with changing whatever in my life to fix this problem.
Also, is there a way to ween off the T injections and just get my body to produce it normal? I’m afraid these T injections are going to make my body dependent where it will just start thinking it’s getting it, why produce it. So, after my body decides it’s no use producing it and I start weening off of it, will by body recover or am I doomed to having to use T injections for life?