Much of this is probably is probably repeated somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it here or anywhere else for that matter. Here is the brief summary....
My journey started 4 years ago when, after many years of problems, I figured out that I was lowT. My numbers came back at 75 and after talking to a number of doctors, found someone that started me on the gels. Of course, they didn't work. After much more research and searching, found a doctor that prescribed Cypionate at 150mg per month by injection. WAY TOO LOW, but doctor couldn't go any higher per the insurance. T number increased to 250 at the peak on that cycle.
Found another doctor that helped me get to 150mg per week, but out of my own pocket. That made me feel a little better, but the cycles were putting me on the T rollercoaster. Doctor convinced me to do two shots at 100mg every 3.5 days and that helped a bit. Numbers never went above 350. E was at 85 so he started me on .5 mg of Anastrozole every two weeks and one injection of HCG per week using one full shot of the insulin shots. Forget the dosage. the rollercoaster was still getting me and really got tired of doing the shots and the bruised leg feeling that never went away.
Other changes prior to the most recent and final step......
Removed caffeine from diet because of adrenal fatigue concerns
Removed alcohol from diet
Removed gluten, casein, beef, all dairy and other foods from diet because of allergies
Drinking tons of water
Finally and most recently....
Looked into pellets......had 10 pellets injected two weeks ago. Numbers prior to pellets, and after being off T for three weeks, was 87 with non-detectable E. The total injected T was 2,000 mg under the skin. They wanted to start taking 1 DIM capsule per day.
No blood work yet, which someone will yet at me for on this thread I know, but feel extremely panicky, still tired, no sex drive and brain fog is still a big problem. My blood pressure has increased to 145/85 from a normal 120/80. When I take the DIM capsule, within 4 hours my blood pressure will spike to 155/95 and recently went to the ER with chest pains and extreme panic attack alongside high blood pressure. They told me I'm fine and need to take anxiety medication. Never had anxiety before!!
I have to stop taking the DIM to keep my blood pressure low, but I'm concerned with my E numbers. My doctor stated that he didn't want me to get blood work until at least 3-4 weeks out as things need time to take effect.
I'm hopeless at this point and have no idea how to start feeling better. Any ideas help.