So, here is a Fatboy first: a video. My shipment of testosterone came today, so I shot up because the shipment was a week late and I can’t wait until Sunday because I can already feel my levels dropping. Here goes… hope it’s medically correct!
Correction: not twice per week. Twice per month.
Males with cystic fibrosis have historically low testosterone levels, something I wish they knew when I was 12! It brings about all sorts of adverse side effects, such as
- decreased energy levels
- decreased muscle mass
- decreased liver function
- decreased libido
- decreased appetite
- decreased bone density leading to osteoprosis
- increased mood swings
None of those are very good, and to have all of them really decreases one’s quality of life, especially when you are thrown into a rough time in life and have low energy and a mood swing at the same time. That leads straight into depression, which I can attest to after losing my job early last year.
I told my doctor about my symptoms and said that whenever they had me on the skin patches or cheek tablets that go in your mouth until they dissolve, I didn’t notice any differences. He said it was time to try IM testosterone (shoot it straight into the skeletal muscle). Holy cow, that works for me!
I immediately (well, the next day) felt more energy, was hungrier, and well… happier. The day after that, though, I had a huge mood swing. I’d call it male PMS – I was raging at everything and anything. Anything would set me off: a weird look from Beautiful, a conversation that wasn’t going my way, or even sometimes waking up straight into a foul mood. When you’re in the kitchen making eggs before talking to anyone and you’re mad, it’s a “raging day.” It’s something we sort of joke about now because we sometimes don’t realize it until we’ve been at each other’s throats for an hour and sometimes don’t realize it until the next day… “oh, you had your shot 2 days ago, haha!”