While I am vertical I got your back Brother. Take care.Thanks for watching my back Brother
While I am vertical I got your back Brother. Take care.Thanks for watching my back Brother
Cheers to many more buddy! Yesterdays fiasco messed me up today feeling like I've been drinking for a week or so plus a nasty migraine type headache ffs lolWhile I am vertical I got your back Brother. Take care.
I'm eating lots and packing on weight so this attributes to it but overall its getting out of control and girl said she couldnt sleep tonight first time in over a decade lol Breathing through mouse sucks and my nose comes and goes in waves during the day. Evening it always comes back into my sleeping time intensifies. Was never snoring before fwiw. Will see how this goes into end of next month and see what blood tests show. Most likely if it persists even with slight body weight drop Ill try reducing my test dose to something 50-70mg weekly. Wake up still fatigued in the morning. Ofc lots of food might be contributing to it also but for now will try to put on as much mass as possible to compensate for the last 3 years.Interesting stuff. Strength went up for around 4-5 weels ruffly on same calories, sleep and stress levels, etc. Peaked around week 5 I believe IIRC. So 8+ weeks in, 2000kcal higher food intake, same sleep and stress regime and todays chest workout not that effective as then. Only 4 sets of 8 reps. At 5th week was 4 sets of 10 or 12 reps don't remember exactly. A bit too much food today pre workout and since didn't have much time went in fuller then expected and that as well took a hit on performance. Rookie mistake but IIWII. But nonetheless interesting stuff as first 5 weeks were the best considering how I felt. Probably has to do with natural test still active. As soon as it shut down all became just meh.
Also breathing heavier and nose seems more congested as days go. Even started snoring which I never did pre TRT. Don't like it but will continu to hang on till I bloods EOM and complete ones next month.
Body composition changing nicely. Downstairs department working good. Libido normal. Benefits are great but the negatives are not so at this point. Will see what the next 4 weeks bring. Would be great if breathing and BP stabilized, so will see.
Have you experienced something like nasal congestion when starting and into TRT? It's been killing me lately and I'm around 2 months in.
Thanks and good to know. Weird thing with my pain after eating as soon as I switched to 100% clean food and upped my food intake it pretty much completely went away. Now I experience it very rarely if I stay on my diet and eat same foods over and over again. So more or less this one I can manage, for now. But need to be careful and mindful of what and how much I eat.Yes, in my case I attributed it to a flare-up of my LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) symptoms, caused by TRT. You have already been complaining that it worsened your GERD symptoms so I think it's a strong possibility for you as well. During LPR flares, my sinuses swell shut and I can't breathe properly through my nose. This type of inflammation does not respond to steroid sprays but does respond to nasal decongestant sprays like afrin (careful, these are addictive).
LPR can also cause asthma symptoms, hoarse voice, coughing, post-nasal drip, etc. You mentioned your breathing becomes heavier and you feel out of breath which sounds like the asthma symptoms that are associated with reflux. I have some permanent lung scarring from mine that was picked up on a CT scan.
With LPR, you have gaseous reflux containing aerosolized pepsin digestive enzyme which can inflame the upper airways and vocal cords. The pepsin lodges in the tissues and waits to be activated by acidic food and beverages to cause more damage. It can be permanently deactivated with sufficient alkalinity, so sipping alkaline water is often helpful.
Yes -- this is an ongoing condition for me that I am always dealing with, but the symptoms improved significantly when I stopped TRT and went back to my normal baseline. There was also some dose-responsiveness with regard to how much TRT exaggerated them. They would flare up very badly whenever I increased the dose, and then the symptoms would ease up somewhat and stabilize at a new level (still higher than before I raised the dose).Have these symptoms improved after you came off?
I hear you and I've read them. My issue now is more nasal congestion then chest pain after eating which I have under control for now like I've said in previous post. Diet on point, even though I'm gaining weight its still not flaring up on 4000-5000kcal like it used to before eating 2500-3000kcal. Just had my sustanon shot so will see how it goes the next couple of days. My plan is to hold current dose and then go lower towards 50-70mg/week same split and eventually to one shot per week. If nothing works will be getting off even though I like the athletic gains a lot its not worth for me as I want to be as healthy as possible including cognitive functions as well which might decline some from oversimulation as well, I believe.Yes -- this is an ongoing condition for me that I am always dealing with, but the symptoms improved significantly when I stopped TRT and went back to my normal baseline. There was also some dose-responsiveness with regard to how much TRT exaggerated them. They would flare up very badly whenever I increased the dose, and then the symptoms would ease up somewhat and stabilize at a new level (still higher than before I raised the dose).
I've posted at length about the diet and lifestyle modifications that can help you manage this issue, if you check out my previous reflux related posts.
Yes -- "healthy food" has more FODMAPs, more fiber, and more resistant starch. All of these indigestible forms of carbohydrate are fermented by your gut flora and contribute to the gas production that drives reflux. The bloating is another sign that you're producing more gas than you can handle.Funny thing is I get most pain after eating healthy food and pretty much never get pain after eating greasy pizza and some biscuits. Weird af. Anyone else have/had such situation? Tried medium fat, low fat, no luck, same pain. So portion sizes are down and will eat every 2.5-3hrs. Also get some bloating all together with pain after eating and stomach discomfort.
Yeah mate these are the obvious facts and I've been playing with them, manipulating for a long time. Most stories I hear is that folks do better on simple, clean, low fodmap food fwiw. Sometimes I do a lot better with fast-burning carbs then slower ones. Keep food simple to what I digest best. It's a mission as I have to eat a fair amount of food per day to function properly and be at my best. Yesterday was playing with water and noticed I get chest pain after drinking tap water pretty much right away so got some sparkling mineral water and still water from shop. Still a hit and miss. In the morning I feel good if I don't drink at all just have a meal. Then the trouble starts happening when I want to drink some water as I have to consumer lets say 2-3L/day. Trying to drink 30-60min post meal still get too full even from one glass and then chest discomfort. Can't go without drinking it, right? Next month will have extensive testing as it's been a bitch lately. Reduced food and already better. Also sleep improved and BP dramatically. So on the right road and will continue. Fwiw started taking d3/k2 solid brand supp and additional potassium so that also might have contributed to BP drop FWIW.Yes -- "healthy food" has more FODMAPs, more fiber, and more resistant starch. All of these indigestible forms of carbohydrate are fermented by your gut flora and contribute to the gas production that drives reflux. The bloating is another sign that you're producing more gas than you can handle.
Congratulations and really happy you are feeling better. To clarify what is in bold, you are taking AI or BP improvement was without the AI?Good sign, so happy for this one. Will continue to do what ai do and take now.)
AWESOME job Brother Belekas.My BP went from sub 120/80 morning fasted pre TRT to as high as sub 140/100 in the period of a bit more then 2 months and now back to sub 120/80 again this morning. Those who are interested this is what I've improved/done over this time:
No work at nights, probably a major one here.
Quit smoking, another major one.
Zinc 50mg 3x/week.
Put on some weight.
Try to have 4-6 smaller meals across the day, mostly 4-5.
Basic diet protein, carbs and healthy fats.
Thats probably it. I reckon 2 first ones are major ones to spike BP. Supplements help as well but first need to treat the root cause. And all of this shit TAKES TIME. Gotta be patient when starting out. Lesson learned. It's easy to judge and give advice when you standing on the side without being involved in it but once you get involved it's actually funny to see how quick I can become impatient and try to deviate from my plan. So always gotta keep myself in check, prepare and GIVE IT TIME TO PLAY OUT. When feeling off even few months can feel like a lifetime and the urge to manipulate protocol or this or that will be greater then ever. This is were I believe it really pays to have a good Doctor or specialist working with you and it doen't matter that you've done this for decades, it still is a great option IMO.
Thank you Brother for helping me stay on track without deviating much from the original plan. A man with a plan is tough to beat No AI as theres none around where Im at and just patience and every other natural option to get healthier and maintain proper balance. Also I think me dropping 1000kcal also helped of excessive water retention on top of all the things that were happening and I was doing on the daily basis.Congratulations and really happy you are feeling better. To clarify what is in bold, you are taking AI or BP improvement was without the AI?
Fantastic summary and lesson for us all. I am glad you hung in there and did not confound your experiment with the AI. I know it is tough to do when you are suffering. Here's to your health and whatever gainz you can squeeze in there as well while feeling good and healthy!Thank you Brother for helping me stay on track without deviating much from the original plan. A man with a plan is tough to beat No AI as theres none around where Im at and just patience and every other natural option to get healthier and maintain proper balance. Also I think me dropping 1000kcal also helped of excessive water retention on top of all the things that were happening and I was doing on the daily basis.