Other side effects include increased risk of heart problems in older men with poor mobility, according to a 2009 study at Boston Medical Center. A 2017 study published in JAMA found that treatments increase coronary artery plaque volume. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires manufactures to include a notice on the labeling that states taking testosterone treatments can lead to possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The FDA recommends that patients using testosterone should seek medical attention right away if they have these symptoms:
Just throwing this out there, but as a kid with numerous allergies I also had numerous illnesses. I’d get sick much worse than who I caught it from, tonsillitis 4 times/yr, styes, ear infections, bronchitis, etc. I was quite familiar with penicillin, for many many yrs! I’m wondering how that played into not just gut bacteria disruption, but hormones and deficiencies as well, in relation to (my) PCOS and insulin resistance. I know my mother almost had me 4-6 weeks early, though I don’t know what was done to keep me cooking in her or what her actual due date was for me. I also wonder if my dad’s severe teenage acne played a role into my hormone imbalances, as I’m 47 and have had embarrassing acne since age 11/12. Now I’m incredibly close to Menopause and while I don’t get hot flashes or night sweats (just very random warm spells, 5-6 yrs in peri-menopause now), all the other PCOS symptoms increased. The acne changed, it increased, then became more cystic, eventually less deep cystic but cystic and weird nonetheless. The hirsutism began with a few long hairs just under the chin, to two spots of over 4o hairs to pluck in 4 yrs. The thinning hair, ugh, scary!! Literally hated to shower fearing what I’d see in the drain. The periods changed, became random but had 10-11/yr, some more painful, some long, then pain the first few days of each one with an uncomfiness for days 4-6, eventually discovered my uterus is full of fibroids. My uterus is enlarged and mishaped. Have had 2 periods in the last 6 mos, both pain-free, both normal in length. I know when I’m having a hormone fluctuation. The changes…and several sudden weight gains despite a long term low carb lifestyle…not fun. I get most annoyed reading that PCOS is just a fertility issue/affects women in childbearing years. It’s a syndrome, it’s a near lifelong battle that begins in puberty whether known or not, it will change as our bodies change. Let’s strive for discovering the cause, then rally for a cure! I often wonder who else can string together a common thread…allergies, allergy shots, penicillin use, etc.
Two possibilities to mention:
1. If your skin is tender to touch and burning is not affected by body movements and different positions, then it can be shingles (Herpes zoster virus reactivation in one of the spinal nerves). Nausea can be also from shingles. This causes burning pain going like a stripe from the spine to the front. Often (but not always) rash appears after some time. Neurologist would tell you, if there is any available painkiler for your situation.
2. Bulging or herniated disc or some other disorder in your thoracic spine (osteoporosis, arthritis..) could cause pinched spinal nerve. This type of pain would be affected by different body positions and would not be tender to the slight touch. Again, neurologist could say more.