What can I expect when I start Testosterone treatment ?
These are the actual diary entries that I made during the start of my Testosterone therapy.
DAY 1: 16th May 2011: 0.4 ml administered (half dose) I didn’t feel the injection and said to the nurse “is that it done?” injected into l/h buttock, slightly dead leg Within 1st hour tingles in legs mainly but occasional tingle around abdomen. Hands still ache. I feel more positive -probably optimism- very slightly sharper. No obvious side effects yet.Nor improvement..slight occasional testicular ache. Buttock/ Hip feels hot/sore. Night time brings Anxiety,slept ok no real change in symptoms.
DAY 2: 17th may 2011: “=” Woke up stiff, ok sleep, cannot really feel injection site too much. Feel pretty much the same as yesterday, slightly more energy, beard growth still slow. Throughout daytime heart accelerated/slight palpitations. Facial skin more greasy. Ok getting to sleep. Woke at 4am with heart racing went back to sleep, vivid, disturbing violent dreams.. strange!
DAY 3: 18th May 2011: “+” Woke up tired cannot feel any injection pain now. No headaches for the last 3 days phew. Heart racing occasionally and still dizzy occasionally. Fell asleep ok awoke at 4am (Again..maybe a noise outside) very vivid dreams No night time palpitations thankfully. Not noticed any big improvements in the trouser dept. but lightly less dizzy.
DAY 4: Thurs 19 may 2011: “+” Woke up at 4am again back to sleep, vivid dreams, Hands/legs cramps easing off slightly. And feeling a little more concise in thinking and movement. However 2 large spots appear on end of my nose..greasy skin! No major palps today yet.. beard growth the same.
DAY 5: Friday 20may 2011: “+” Woke up early, greasy skin, spotty nose, small amount of palpitations. Hands have been feeling less achey. GOT MY FIRST PROPER ERECTION in about 18 months!! HALLELULAH lol it was a pointless one as well…came on for no real reason. Good to see that happen again!
DAY 6: Saturday 21 May 2011: “=” Not much change, fingers/joints still aching. (more solid bowel movements-good) Slept ok with no anxiety.
DAY 7: Sunday 22 May 2011 “–” Dreamt of my whole body aching and feeling stiff. All day actually aching all over, quads/leg muscles Got another pointless boner. Despite feeling pretty rough. My body feels like flu (this may not be related to Testosterone)
DAY 8: Monday 23 May 2011: “+” Felt better today, less tired and little aching. Definitely feeling a bit better today.
These are the extracts from my diary for the first week of treatment. I will try and add more as time goes on. I hope this helps you understand that none of my improvements were immediate. Maybe this was because my body had adapted to running on very little testosterone? But I am certainly starting to see big improvements and just glad to see the comeback of my ‘old partner in crime’.;-)Drew