I’m unsure if I have talked about being on testosterone replacement therapy here before. But every week, I inject myself with testosterone. The results of my injections have been amazing. I feel like myself again.
In October of last year, I went to my first doctors appointment to see if testosterone replacement therapy was right for me. I was suffering from:
- Mood swings (very irritable)
- Depression (I did not care at all)
- And a lack of libido (no interest what so ever)
After finishing presenting my symptoms to my doctor, he immediately said, “You might be a good candidate for testosterone. Let’s run labs and see.”
My blood results came back showing that I did indeed suffer from low testosterone (was at 200, should be at 350 or higher). My mood swings, deep depression, and lack of wanting sex finally had a name. I made an appointment with my doctor’s nurse, where she showed me:
- How to draw the proper amount of testosterone
- How to give myself an injection
I’ve been injecting testosterone, according to my doctor’s instructions, ever since that appointment.
Seven months into injections, I can tell you that I’ve seen a difference. I don’t feel as irritable nor as depressed. I feel like wrestling with my son again; I feel like writing again.
I say all of this with the hope that there is someone out there that is feeling the same way that I did. The problem is, as a society, we don’t talk about stuff like this… at all. So begin the conversation, talk to your doctor.
Testosterone injections take time. They are not an end all cure, but they are a start.