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Update on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Shooting up again. It is Friday!A couple of months ago, Aetna Specialty Pharmacy warned me that they were no longer going to be able to acquire my testosterone cypionate any longer. It’s not the first time they have told me that, so I didn’t worry about it… until I ran out and I had to scramble to get some other way to get my hands on this life-changing juice.

The quick background story on why I need testosterone therapy is that CFers are now known to be notoriously low with levels, though I haven’t researched why. One day at clinic I complained of lethargy and they did a testosterone level blood test and I came up way worse than an 80 yr old man. It was basically non-existent. No wonder I was tired. This is my second post on the subject, so for more, including a video of Fatboy, head over to Fatboy Gets Juiced Up – Testosterone Injection.

The issue was that I was prescribed 200 mg/mL dosage, so I was doing 1.5 mL every other week to come up with 600mg per month. I called Pharmaceutical Specialties (PSI) because they handle a few of my other things to see if they could get their hands on it, but they also came up blank, but they did find availability of 100 mg/mL and gave me the NDA number (like a serial number for meds) to check with Aetna one last time.

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Fatboy Gets Juiced Up – Testosterone Injection

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.

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