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Testosterone Side Effects?

My first post here. I’m 55, recently developed BPH. I’m treating myself with testosterone cypionate, 100mg once weekly. After 8 weeks, I can say this; On a scale of 1-10, my libido was zero before starting the injections. Now it’s a solid 2.5. The problem is my muscles seem weaker. I run every day. Lately I can’t run at my normal pace. My pace was 9 minutes per mile, now it’s 12 minutes per mile. My legs feel stiff.

At the end of an hour’s run i’m tired enough that I trip over my own feet. Anyone have any ideas what’s going on? Is this normal? Is 100mg too low a dose for me? I weigh 170 pounds. My general health is better than the average 55yr old. BP 100/60, RHR 55.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


This belongs in the Over 35 forum.

Get thee to a doctor!