I’ve mentioned here before that, for the last year or so, my chest has begun to look slightly like Bruce Jenner’s. The problem IS, that I’d rather it didn’t. It’s just barely noticeable, since I’m a butterball anyway, but I get really tired of having a sore chest like a 13-year-old girl, or a nursing mother. The problem could be my age, my weight or, more likely, the fact that I’ve been taking up to four medications at one time that can have that side effect.
I’ve mentioned it to both my regular MD and my heart doctor. As a result, they’ve changed my medications a couple times. However, the problem continues to wax and wane. SO, I asked my heart doctor at the last visit if they ever treated the problem with male hormones. He said not unless I test low on them and told me to have my doctor do a blood test. I reminded him who my doctor was and he laughed and ordered the test himself.
About 10 days after the blood was drawn, I finally got a call from the heart doctor’s nurse saying that my hormone level was indeed low, and that I should contact my doctor, meaning my MD. I WILL get treatment, unless I have to pay for it myself. I tried calling today, but I was through the entire menu, and ready to leave a message, when the answering machine hung up on me because it was their lunch time. You see, they only run their machine when they’re there to ignore it. I’m NOT joking!