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feeling like i won't breathe
patrickkel posted:
about 3 mos ago I started taking testosterone injections .5 mil a week, into muscle-thigh. about ten days ago my head became very full-like a sinus cold. it has been going on pretty steady. now I can't lay down as I feel like I will stop breathing. ive been getting a couple hrs a night sitting up, but i'm exhausted, want to cry, want to sleep. i'm 58 years old- never had any issues liker this. can the testosterone injections be causing this. I've stopped the testosterone this week, but I feel very scared that i'm going to stop breathing. please help, the anxiety is breaking me down, i'm scared. i'm raising a little girl by myself and deadly afraid i'll die and leave her. I've had her six years so I don't think it's her. the only thing different is the testasterone
rohvannyn responded:
Sorry you are going through that! Some things you can do to help yourself breathe: a humidfier, breathing peppermint infused steam, an OTC decongestant, and making sure your home is as allergen and dust free as possible. Even if it's the testosterone this will help you breathe better.

Here's the drug info for testosterone: IM.aspx?drugid=10327&drugname=testosterone IM&source=1

Listed there is the warning that if you have trouble sleeping, start snoring, or have trouble breathing you should contact your doctor immediately. It's a rare side effect but it's possible.

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