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More Testosterone Production With More BMI

Do Not Make Me AngryTestosterone is a powerful drug! I wrote a while back that I had a painful side effect that started up sometime around June, if I recall correctly: very tender… uh, boobs. I mentioned parts of this last week in my clinic post, but here is the official article on the topic after the test results are in. I’d read that can happen from too much testosterone when on therapy, but the doctors said “no” to the medicine I found on the Internet as a solution to the symptom until they saw me at clinic to see what was up.

It wasn’t so much of a surface tenderness, but a semi-dense mass underneath the skin that is quite painful to any pressure at all. Sue told the doctor that he had to give a breast exam as she left the room to do more paperwork. Unfortunately, this was the first time in about 3 years that Beautiful joined me at clinic and he was startled and shot back with a quick, “what!?” as Sue quickly said, “on Jesse!”


His software and my latest blood draw made him suspicious that I was getting too much testosterone because, to quote the good doctor as best I can a week later, “you’ve gained weight and now your gonads are making their own testosterone now.” Beautiful and I recalled that anorexic women go barren when their BMI is that low because the body is just in survival mode. That is what had been happening to me for… my entire adult life since I was never really at a healthy BMI.

I just so happened to not do my shot yet that day, just in the event that they needed to do a trough blood test to get to the bottom of my symptoms, which they did want and did take. The results came in today: high. Beautiful’s response was darn near, “I told you so because you’ve been quick to be mean,” which has been her plight for weeks, saying I was short-tempered and my first reaction was to be defensive and harsh. So, dudes on hormone therapy, listen to your womenfolk when they say you’re a meanie and go get your blood drawn for a trough measurement. I was over the limit at my trough, so I wonder how high I was at my peak on Saturdays or Sundays.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go watch some HGTV and cry during the reveals while I consider new color choices for our table settings.


  1. This was a great, and funny, post! TFS. Now that you’re producing your own normal levels of testosterone, does that have any affect on you being sterile/fertile?

  2. Great question! I wish, so we didn’t have to do the song and dance to continue and just stick to the song, but no. The path is still not going to be there. This is just related to the hormones.

  3. Wow, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to keep everything straight. I get confused and overwhelmed just reading about it! Hang in there, as you are an ispiration to us all, and yes, always good to listen to the womenfolk as we usually know what we are talking about ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Thanks, Darcy. Yes, I’ve learned it’s best to listen to her, but I’m as
    stubborn as she is in my own right, so it takes me a while to absorb what
    she’s telling me about myself.

  5. Back in my bodybuilding days I had to have gynecomastia surgery on my right side to remove the tissue that was underneath my nipple. It used to hurt when I did my percussor (time before vests). The mass was a result of high testosterone levels and ended up being the size of a tangerine, so be careful on how much test…too much of anything is not good.

  6. Yikes! Were you juicing for mass or CF or neither? When I started on
    t-shots, my levels were elderly.

  7. I was only taking over the counter products at that time. Back then there was some really quality things you could take over the counter to help gain mass. I only competed in natural shows that where drug tested. When I was in my early 20’s thuough I did have prescribed anavar (anabolic steroid) but only took it for a few weeks so the gyno was not from that.

  8. Hopefully my masses downsize on their own, then. They’re pretty small – like
    a squashed, firm, but not hard, lima bean.

  9. Don’t knock HGTV my man, that’s a staple in the Sharpe household!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. We’ve watched about 40 hours of HGTV since we got sick. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Getting the home
    makeover bug, but we have new construction and should limit to paint and
    pushing our furniture around.

  11. ๐Ÿ™