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    Serious Question for experts on T

    Serious question for experts on adverse effects of T have a VERY serious health issue since I first started getting T shots from my doctor. I have had serious adverse effects & the doctors I've seen are CLUELESS! I've actually never been so disillusioned & unconfident in Doctors as I have become since. The best advice I think I've received yet is to ask a bodybuilder. So here I am & I hope to gain wisdom.I just want to start this by saying I am NOT here to promote anything. I'm not here to warn or convince anyone to not take T. I actually think that there's a LOT of false-propaganda about it & it can be a life saver or a self-esteem/quality of life improver. So Please don't get the wrong idea about this question.I'm going to try my best to explain the entire situation, so bare with me.I was on a medication last year that ended up dropping my t levels very low. I had no sex drive at all. I told my doctor & he prescribed me andriol 40mgX2daily. I took them for about 6 months & asked if I could stopped & he said that's fine, so I'd did. Within a week I felt like shit again so I started to take them randomly (very dumb of me). I took 1x1 daily for a bit, then 1 daily, sometimes none, etc. So I basically ****ed up my hormonal balance. I got a blood test & it put my T levels at 52. (I'm a 30 yr old male that had levels over 300 before this started)... So he gave me a 200mg shot delatesterol. (This is where it really gets bad)Within a day my face got so dry it was flaking. My hair started to fall out within 2 days. By day 3 my gums were DARK red & my gumline turned clear and receded. I went to the store & collapsed on the sidewalk. I felt like I was dying. My left side felt like I was kicked with a steel toe boot.After a few more days the effects subsided & went to emergency..they recommended me to an endocrinologist. Fast forward 1 month I saw the endo. His recommendation was for 3 months take 100mg shots weekly to regain balance then stop. After starting the 100mg shots I was good. I felt good, I had no severe side effects except slight hair loss for two months..then one week my doctor came in 2hrs late & was rushing through patients. He almost forgot to even give me my shot & after he did give it I had a bad feeling that he gave me the standard 200mg shot. Within 6 hrs I started to see my face & torso turn BEAT RED & small blood vessels start to appear. I went back to endocrinologist & told him & he said "it sounds like your doctor might have given you the wrong dose). I agreed...he denied it with everything he had. So I changed Doctors finally & dropped the weekly dose for 3 weeks to 50mg weekly but the entire 3 weeks I had bad s/e. My face was dry like sandpaper & causing pockmark scars & every time I got the shot my face/arms/chest would turn bright pink for 4 days. I got a blood test & it had my T level at 575. This was last month. I went two weeks with nothing after that & got a 100mg shot last week & since it has been the original 3 months, the doctor thinks I should stop now. I agree, but I'm worried about what might happen.Is there ANY advice that anyone could give me about a strategy that's best suited? I'm worried about just stopping & having my levels drop so much, so fast..but I'm also worried about continuing the shots & it destroying my body more.I very much appreciate ANY wisdom that I can gain.Thanks.

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    I can’t read that man. You gotta use paragraphs.
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    I read through it, it was tough. If I were you, I'd go back and edit that, format it, or I'll bet that the vast majority of people won't read it. Maybe the one person who could help you will be among those that never read that mess.

    That being said, I've never heard of anything like that happening, and honestly it doesn't even make sense to me that it's even possible. Doesn't mean that it isn't, because obviously SOMETHING is happening, just my thoughts.

    But if you were good with the 100ng of delatesteryl(Test E) per week, why not stick with that? Of course take the advice if the Dr's over mine.

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    If you have the money go to a replacement hormone therapy clinic, I'm sure with a quick Google search you can find them in the area. They are pricey but they are doctors who just deal with hormones replacement. If you don't have the money and this is really bothering you you're going to have to experiment yourself.

    It sounds like you have almost a allergic reaction to the testosterone the doc is using. There are many different esters of testosterone maybe you have a bad reaction to that one. Test prop, test cyp, test enth are the main ones but there are more.

    Also anyone knows that this is a life choice. You cannot just do 1-3 months of a couple shots and you're cured... this is a life time commitment. Once you go into hormone replacement you're body is no longer producing that hormone and it needs to be supplemented....Your test levels are already tanked.

    There are possible other methods to raising your test levels back up.... hcg... clomid. But it sounds like your a lifer.

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    That was painful to try and read but I made it through.

    Odd that you had those sides so quick, I mean, in hours? This is an outside shot in the dark but ask the doctor if there is anything that you could be allergic to in the injection. There is more in a shot than just the compound. Maybe the type of oil its suspended in or some solvent used in the making of the drug? It's a long shot but I the testosterone alone would have this reaction. It's just a synthesized hormone that is not foreign to your body.

    Unrelated but you took an oral form of testosterone for 6 months?
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    Originally Posted by snake View Post
    Maybe the type of oil its suspended in or some solvent used in the making of the drug? It's a long shot but I the testosterone alone would have this reaction. It's just a synthesized hormone that is not foreign to your body.
    This is my guess. Hard to read and understand, but I'm getting that you didn't have problems with anything but the injections.

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    I donít understand why you would would stop taking the oral form if it worked for 6 months with no crazy effects. Maybe op passed away? 🤔

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    Originally Posted by ERandICU-RN View Post
    I donít understand why you would would stop taking the oral form if it worked for 6 months with no crazy effects. Maybe op passed away?
    I think my question would be what impact it had on the liver. Most orals seem to be pretty harsh.

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    I'd find another doc that lets you do the shots yourself. Instead of 1 shot a week, divy that dose up and take it more frequently. You'll feel better with fewer sides having a more steady blood level (regardless of which ester it is).

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