Just wanted to share some observations after
Starting HRT about 1 month ago (5 weekly injections of 1cc)
Im 46 y.o. And My previous t levels were
Free t 7.5-8.1 (range is 10-30)
Things have started to change drastically!
1st thing I "noticed" were morning erections
(that's every morning!) after about 2 weeks of treatment. Didn't think too much about that.
After 4 weeks my sex drive is "Thru the roof"
Wasn't ready for it to hit me this hard! Like some guys on here
My low T ruined past relationships to the point where I've had no interest
In sex for the past 5 years so I have no outlet for these urges! And had to " take matters into my own hands"! Now I think about sex all the time!!!
All day, every day! (multiple times a day!)
This may be a little much??
I just had my follow up blood work done yesterday and don't have the results back yet.
On the positive side, I suffered from extreme fatigue, muscle pains and weakness. (which are not "common" side effects of low T). The fatigue is remarkably better (so much better I know longer need
Perscription stimulants to make it they the day!
The muscle aches I've had in just about ever major muscle from my legs to my neck
Which started in my back and seemed to spread out from there over time.
Not bad pain, just dull constant aches that never went away
Or got much worse.....
I noticed after. 2 weeks I no longer had the pain in one arm (injection arm!)
So the next 2 weeks I switched arms and guess what?
No pain in that arm!!!
So now I'm injecting in my thighs to hopefully get rid of these aches in my legs.
I'm not gonna lie, injecting in the leg muscle is quite a bit more painful than in the arm
And I wouldn't recommend that spot unless you have the muscle aches like I do . If I can get the leg aches to go away, I'll start hip injections to hopefully relieve the back muscles???
The weakness i felt is totally gone!
I don't "feel sick" like I did for the past 5 years! I don't feel like
Superman, but I feel better and stronger than I had in quite a while!
Other observations are:
I'm growing facial hair much faster than before.
I need to shave every day, where as before I could go 2-3 days without shaving.
I'm also much "calmer" than before and mind seems better able to focus. You would think
Raising T levels would make you prone to anger and violence?
But it has had the opposite effect on me.
This is just my personal expierence with HRT.
Just hoping this post will be of some use to someone in the future.
As I never knew low T could cause a lot more problems
Than just sex drive and function as the TV commercials would have you