Do you experience muscle loss (also muscle atrophy) and balance problems due to PFS?

  • Yes
  • No

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I am going to the gym, but I am thin, I am not gainning weight and I cannot see my muscles being increased. Is there anybody going to the gym? How are you going to gain muscle??



Have you trained before, Tomas?

I have thought about maybe getting some advice from a trainer. Perhaps consider that?


I train harder than anyone at my gym and I only gain fat, not muscle since pfs. I also dont get stronger.

The only thing that still works is losing bodyfat. My goal is to reach 10%. Cant gain muscle with this shit disease so I’m going to be shredded instead.


Same as invictus.

Before this disease I considered myself a knowledgeable bodybuilder and have placed very well in bodybuilding competitions.

Now I have muscle atrophy, difficult time maintaining muscle mass, can’t get stronger or gain muscle, and a complete and utter inability to achieve reactive hyperemia (muscle pump).


I have an extremely difficult time putting on either muscle or weight. I am a naturally skinny guy, but overloaded calories and lifted 4x per week for over a year and only gained a few lbs. It seemed unusual, because I have seen friends gain 10-15 lbs in the year after they began weight training. Had muscle weakness (compared to prior to taking the drug) for 10-14 years post-drug, which seems to have improved as mental and sexual sides worsened.

No atrophy or balance problems though.


I’d be the opposite, I’ve become fat probably the depression but yeah I can’t seem to gain strength. My fat is around my waste, stomach, thighs and as i mentioned before, it’s like polystyrene under my skin, would be interested to ask a doctor what they think it is. My guess is overexpressed adipose tissue which has atrophied, but could be extremely wrong.


Yeah I have no idea either to be honest…I am gonna be updating my original thread soon with all the symptoms I have left but its very abnormal has nothing to do with calories or eating or depression…Mine just kept going up and I have a food log for a decade and an avid runner it has no effect on it…It could be an over expression estrogen receptor my body has about fallen apart so swollen up can’t do anything in the evenings…

I also have the balance problem early on this is when the endocrine disruption first starts and you expireice the changes…I am very weak now my muscles…You notice the Varility Paradox thread I started they induced ar over expression in mice and it breaks down muscle…This could be side effects of that process…Also those theat are saying it does not damage heart muscle you better read up some more…AR heavly involved in heart muscle and can be affected my anti androgens…


Yeah I certainly can relate to the body falling apart, stiff, dry and disoriented sums me up.
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