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    Low Testosterone - Loss of muscle mass


    Is anybody here who experienced loss of muscle mass.I have lost muscle mass in thighs, arms,legs and shoulders. My testosterone levels are 224 ng. This all happened in 3 months. My weight reduced from 156 lbs to 144 lbs. When I sleep, I wake up several times in the middle of the night becos of no strength in legs, thighs and arms. And my mind deos not cooperate to sleep.I cannot wear my pants which are 34 inch hip size.Now I may be in 28-30 range.
    Does muscle loss happend this fast with low testosterone?. Or is there anything behind for my muscle loss. Do i need to contact neurologist for this? Urologist says he dont knw the reason for muscle loss. Endo says Low testosterone is the reason for muscle loss. I am on Androgel.But I dont feel any difference while using it.This is my 4th day of using it (4 pumps a day). Or Is there any viral infection in my body.
    I also experience joint pains(knee,shoulder),and chills. Very weak in legs.
    When I sit on chair, I feel pain at the bottom of spine and the two tail bones, becosI lost muscle mass in buttocks.

    If somebody is on TRT, they should not feel weakness in legs. IS that correct? It should boost up energy levels.

    I have some muscle or bone or ligaments pain (not sure exactly) at lower abdomen(near bladder). Is it called pelvic pain?Doctor said my prostate is good.
    I am running out of options now.
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    You need to meet your dr again and have bloodwork done to see if androgel is right for you. It may not be working well, and there are alternatives which may suit you more.

    That lower pain can sometimes be attributed to testicular shutdown (it can be a displaced pain), but after 4 days? Seems possibly but unlikely. Are you also on HCG?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    You need to meet your dr again and have bloodwork done to see if androgel is right for you. It may not be working well, and there are alternatives which may suit you more.

    That lower pain can sometimes be attributed to testicular shutdown (it can be a displaced pain), but after 4 days? Seems possibly but unlikely. Are you also on HCG?
    I amnot on HCG.

    Lower back pain is there before i started using Androgel
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkblue1 View Post
    Is anybody here who experienced loss of muscle mass.I have lost muscle mass in thighs, arms,legs and shoulders. My testosterone levels are 224 ng. This all happened in 3 months. My weight reduced from 156 lbs to 144 lbs. When I sleep, I wake up several times in the middle of the night becos of no strength in legs, thighs and arms. And my mind deos not cooperate to sleep.I cannot wear my pants which are 34 inch hip size.Now I may be in 28-30 range. (SOUNDS LIKE ADRENAL BURN OUT)
    Does muscle loss happend this fast with low testosterone?. Or is there anything behind for my muscle loss. Do i need to contact neurologist for this? Urologist says he dont knw the reason for muscle loss. Endo says Low testosterone is the reason for muscle loss. I am on Androgel.But I dont feel any difference while using it.This is my 4th day of using it (4 pumps a day). Or Is there any viral infection in my body.
    I also experience joint pains(knee,shoulder),and chills. Very weak in legs.
    When I sit on chair, I feel pain at the bottom of spine and the two tail bones, becosI lost muscle mass in buttocks. (I had this problem for a long time but i also have 2 bad disks near tail bone)
    If somebody is on TRT, they should not feel weakness in legs. IS that correct? It should boost up energy levels. Androgel may not help you with energy - libido, yes, no energy...my opinion, try another testosterone.
    I have some muscle or bone or ligaments pain (not sure exactly) at lower abdomen(near bladder). Is it called pelvic pain?Doctor said my prostate is good.
    I am running out of options now.

    Androgel is not great for building muscle it does help with libido issues but that is not what major problems that are occuring now...I am a woman and we make 1/10,000th less than you men in testosterone but I lost muscle mass when I had hysterectomy and had no testosterone in system for years...Dr gave me Anavar, which actually helps with muscle wasting, bone density and the aches and pains...but please have some blood work done....other symptoms are occuring, fast weight loss, etc..that should raise a red flag to your doctor.
    I am not a doctor but certified nutritionist and natural hormone clinician and I do saliva testing, testing your saliva every 4 hours to see what is going on...and if you are not sleeping that has to do with adrenal burn out and then your adrenal glands steal your sex hormones...stress in your life??? Just my opinions, feel free to check out my site if you wish...messengerofhealth...or email me...best of health but don't let this continue on...
    Connie Allen, CNC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balanced1 View Post
    Androgel is not great for building muscle it does help with libido issues but that is not what major problems that are occuring now...I am a woman and we make 1/10,000th less than you men in testosterone but I lost muscle mass when I had hysterectomy and had no testosterone in system for years...Dr gave me Anavar, which actually helps with muscle wasting, bone density and the aches and pains...but please have some blood work done....other symptoms are occuring, fast weight loss, etc..that should raise a red flag to your doctor.
    I am not a doctor but certified nutritionist and natural hormone clinician and I do saliva testing, testing your saliva every 4 hours to see what is going on...and if you are not sleeping that has to do with adrenal burn out and then your adrenal glands steal your sex hormones...stress in your life??? Just my opinions, feel free to check out my site if you wish...messengerofhealth...or email me...best of health but don't let this continue on...
    Connie Allen, CNC
    At the minimum do
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    at Genova Diagnostics.

    HRT (pills or gels, no creams no buccal)

    If you can, add NutrEval
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balanced1 View Post
    Androgel is not great for building muscle it does help with libido issues but that is not what major problems that are occuring now...I am a woman and we make 1/10,000th less than you men in testosterone but I lost muscle mass when I had hysterectomy and had no testosterone in system for years...Dr gave me Anavar, which actually helps with muscle wasting, bone density and the aches and pains...but please have some blood work done....other symptoms are occuring, fast weight loss, etc..that should raise a red flag to your doctor.
    I am not a doctor but certified nutritionist and natural hormone clinician and I do saliva testing, testing your saliva every 4 hours to see what is going on...and if you are not sleeping that has to do with adrenal burn out and then your adrenal glands steal your sex hormones...stress in your life??? Just my opinions, feel free to check out my site if you wish...messengerofhealth...or email me...best of health but don't let this continue on...
    Connie Allen, CNC
    which doctor i need to ask for these tests

    PCP (GP)
    Uro
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    Endo
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    If you are interested in saliva testing, I do that, check out www.messengerofhealth.com, check out hormones, saliva section...then email questions and if you want decide to fill out questionnaire, I then deal with drs. and natural hormone lab....
    But endocrinologist if not me, and your total and free testosterone levels checked, your thyroid levels, T3, TSH, your estradiol (estrogen) and progesterone levels and DHEA-S levels tested as well....good luck....Connie Allen, CNC
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    Hello, darkblue


    Quote Originally Posted by darkblue1 View Post
    Is anybody here who experienced loss of muscle mass.I have lost muscle mass in thighs, arms,legs and shoulders. My testosterone levels are 224 ng. This all happened in 3 months. My weight reduced from 156 lbs to 144 lbs. When I sleep, I wake up several times in the middle of the night becos of no strength in legs, thighs and arms. And my mind deos not cooperate to sleep.I cannot wear my pants which are 34 inch hip size.Now I may be in 28-30 range.
    Does muscle loss happend this fast with low testosterone?. Or is there anything behind for my muscle loss. Do i need to contact neurologist for this? Urologist says he dont knw the reason for muscle loss. Endo says Low testosterone is the reason for muscle loss. I am on Androgel.But I dont feel any difference while using it.This is my 4th day of using it (4 pumps a day). Or Is there any viral infection in my body.
    I also experience joint pains(knee,shoulder),and chills. Very weak in legs.
    When I sit on chair, I feel pain at the bottom of spine and the two tail bones, becosI lost muscle mass in buttocks.

    If somebody is on TRT, they should not feel weakness in legs. IS that correct? It should boost up energy levels.

    I have some muscle or bone or ligaments pain (not sure exactly) at lower abdomen(near bladder). Is it called pelvic pain?Doctor said my prostate is good.
    I am running out of options now.
    I was reading your post and its very similar to what I am going through currently. I been having on and off symptoms as you mentioned for the last 6 months. My recent blood test did show low testosterone level and I am do to see a ENDO dr next month. I am just curious to see if you had made any progress.
  

  
 

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