Okay every morning I wake up n gotta go make a few or more vial movements before I get my day started... So why is that every time I eat or drink something I gotta go make vial movements? I eat n drink healthy it's just that it never falls that I can't eat n enjoy my stomach being full after eating with out going to the bathroom right after...View Thread
My MD advised testosterone gel for low T. I began with Androgel, then moved to Axiron. I used the minimum prescribed amount, one pump under each arm. I noticed little change, physically, but did notice an increased sexual drive which was NOT a problem for me, but was okay, and led to more sexual contact with my partner. In fact, I wasn't feeling as though I needed T treatment for anything, but the count indicated that it was wise. With introductory offers on each product for the pharmacy, it wasn't expensive. "T" gels are VERY expensive without an intro offer. BUT, here is where the problems arose... my RBC skyrocketed to levels that were crazy. High red blood levels can lead to "thicker" blood, and other issues, but most importantly, it can lead to a stroke. Since my mother died from a stroke, I was told to STOP my testosterone gel application, and was sent to have units of blood drawn to reduce my RBC. I have Lyme Disease, and the blood had to be discarded in order not to pass on the spirochete from Lyme Disease. My normal lab would not discard my blood, and refused to do the draw/discard, but I went to a "blood center" and it was done -- two units of blood drawn, and discarded. So, keep an eye on your RBC if supplementing your testosterone in any way. I've stopped T-gels, and await more tests to monitor my RBC at the Dr's office. Just a heads up.View Thread
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I can relate to your frustration! I too was in a car accident and afterward ended up with some lumps appearing on my lower back in the area where ones dimples would be left and right of L4 and L5 lumbar, just above the sacrum. I am not surprised there has been little response to your post. Most doctors have little to no experience with Lipoma's or fatty tumors, most will think of subcutaneous lipoma and not deep Lipoma's that you are likely experiencing. One of the most frustrating things was I had seen several specialist of which most were hard tissue doctors (bone and spine specialist) whom couldn't understand the sciatica and numbness experienced in my feet and legs. As much as the doctors discounted me, I too discounted their lack of listening to me, and being compassionate. I found three different doctors whom finally were compassionate enough to start to help put me down a path of recover verses just hiding the pain with a bunch of med's. Many doctors and other discount many symptoms and send you off to plastic surgeons and dermatologist because the doctor has no answers. I had blue discoloration around a lump over my spine and over one hip. Doctors didn't even bat an eye and indicated it was a pigmentation of the skin issue, not related. I had two large orange size tumor's removed and 18 months later I had three more in the very same locations the previous were removed from. Of course you will hear from the doctors, that lipoma's may come back. Well I had three tennisball sized Lipoma's just shy of a month ago. To my amazement I already have a new ping pong ball size Lipoma on my right hip that was not there during surgery. I did a lot of research myself and being the oldest grandson, I am the first of my family to start showing signs of what we suspect as dercum's disease. I have now found that other family members are experiencing the same thing and this disease shows up in the late 30's up to the 50's (the car accident may or may not have encouraged the growths, more is need to be known about the disease). Very few doctors have awareness to this disease, and it may be up to you to bring this to their awareness. There is one specialist in the US which is named in this youtube video whom may be able to help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tfzk2-Gwyg Good luck finding a caring doctor who will hear you out and actually help with some diagnostics. I have a very high pain tolerance thanks to the military breaking me in, but for the average person, the pain of these "so called lipoma" is very intense and direct in the area of the lipoma. Far too little research is done in this area, all the hard tissue doctors looked at me with a nose in the air, thankfully there are a few who listen with an open ear and mind. View Thread
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