Height: 6 foot 4 Age: 18, USA From the wikipedia page: Hypopituitarism is the decreased (hypo) secretion of one or more of the eight hormones normally produced by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. If there is decreased secretion of most pituitary hormones, the term panhypopituitarism (pan meaning "all") is used. The signs and symptoms of hypopituitarism vary, depending on which hormones are undersecreted and on the underlying cause of the abnormality. The diagnosis of hypopituitarism is made by blood tests, but often specific scans and other investigations are needed to find the underlying cause, such as tumors of the pituitary, and the ideal treatment. Most hormones controlled by the secretions of the pituitary can be replaced by tablets or injections. Hypopituitarism is a rare disease, but may be significantly underdiagnosed in people with previous traumatic brain injury. The first description of the condition was made in 1914 by the German physician Dr Morris Simmonds.

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I was diagnosed after a traumatic seizure that confirmed by various blood tests that something was wrong. I was recently accepted to a great University and have grown to love everything about life. Though I am compelled by my disease, I don't plan to become a doctor. I'm open to any kind of interesting facts/ new data on this disease that 1 out of every 4000 or so children is born with. Ask me absolutely anything about my medication, how the condition has changed my mentally and physically, or just anything in general.

Edit: I got on the front page? Awesome. Keep sending shit in, I was just being an idiot on Steam last night until the wee hours of the morning, and then passed out on the couch really.

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thebear2046 karma

Get the hell out of here lance, no one is falling for your lies anymore

Throwaway082297 karma

I don't get the reference so I'll just go cry in a corner.

christianjb26 karma

You didn't say AMA. You've got to say AMA. Just say it.

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Lez_B_Honest10 karma

What are your symptoms? Aside from HGH, do you take any others meds? How does this affect your life, either negatively or positively? Thank you for sharing.

Throwaway0822915 karma

Symptoms: Headaches, Mood Swings, Hallucinations/Daydreaming

These are caused when I miss a dose I begin to feel a little off, and often experience headaches. Mood swings depend, many of it is based on other factors such as news but there are some days where I am very happy and nothing can ruin my mood, and then a few hours later I begin to recognize the negative aspects and become disgruntled. Aside from HGH in the form of daily injection, I use Androgel to stimulate my testosterone levels. In addition, I take Hydrocortisone to regulate my metabolism and blood pressure. Hallucinations/Daydreaming: This rarely happens to be honest.

rodentius3 karma

I'm curious about the hallucinations, if you wouldn't mind elaborating on them a little bit. How intense/vivid are they? Do you know they're going to happen before they happen? Have you ever had a hallucination at a dangerous time, like while driving?

Throwaway082293 karma

I'm 18, I don't drive to school I walk everywhere I want to go for personal reasons I guess. But I don't know that they are going to happen, it's just me zoning out and then daydreaming, and then my vision gets altered and everything seems so enhanced a weird.

lizlegit0001 karma

I also have an adrenal gland problem called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, anyway, one of the thing's i have to do every couple of months is get my blood tested, my question is are you eligible to donate blood? Or what are some things you can't partake in due to your condition? Like in my case, i can't donate blood.

Throwaway082292 karma

I cannot donate blood. I cannot reproduce (still talking to my endocrinologist about this long-term).

Woefinder8 karma

Does this preclude you from playing any professional sports?

As in due to your injections?

Throwaway0822914 karma

I was cleared to tryout (didn't make the team) for basketball in eighth grade. But professionally, I would guess that this would make me illegible for any type of sport.

GeneticAlgorithm8 karma

You might want to know that the world's best football (soccer) player, Lionel Messi, suffers from growth hormone deficiency.

Throwaway082293 karma

That's amazing to hear, I did not know that at all.

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Throwaway082292 karma

I don't use the HGH as a heroin addiction where I shoot up. i will eventually get off the medication at age 21 (crossing my fingers). It's always at the back of my mind that I will miss a dose and feel dopey.

eddiebaby2 karma

How jacked are you?

Throwaway082293 karma

I have to say that I have a lot of muscle that I have no idea where it came from. My abs are freakishly tight and I do not even lift not even once. I worked up to like the bar and 30 additional pounds which is pathetic but I'm not super jacked up.

TheGoldenKnight2 karma

I gained an inch in height and put on 30 pounds using HGH. I'm amazed that you were born with a deficiency but still ended up being 6'4".

Throwaway082293 karma

My doctor said the same exact thing. I'm 18 so I still have 3 years of growing to go. I never had a traditional puberty, as most of what happened was hormone-induced that was through Androgel. When I was at my peak growing years, I was consistently growing 3-4 inches a year for 5 years ages (10-15).

CynthiaRuth2 karma

A fellow hypo pit! Exact same story, literally. I was born in England though, so I couldn't get my meds until 6 months later and almost died. Fun!

Throwaway082292 karma

oh god that's terrible.

nst50362 karma

Have you had any negative side effects from the growth hormone? my brother, sister, and I all have adrenal disease and had to inject ourselves with growth hormone when we were younger. My brother, probably because of the growth hormone, had his knee shatter from a small fall while playing soccer

Throwaway082291 karma

Day to day, no. Long term, who knows? Nothing has been disproved/proved yet but there seems to be nothing majorly wrong with taking HGH when your pituitary gland can't provide hormones for growth by itself.

Sheldon_Tupac2 karma

Do you even lift?

Throwaway082295 karma

See above, I answered this. But I rarely lift.

SoupNazzi2 karma

How often do you inject yourself? Daily, weekly?

Throwaway082293 karma

Once a day. My mother used to inject me when I was younger but at age 10 roughly I started myself. I still remember the first time my mother wanted me to eventually learn how to inject myself, so I remember injecting myself for the first time.

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Throwaway082291 karma

No. Average sized. If someone goes untreated, they can be stuck with a micropenis.

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There has been speculation about the use of human growth hormone being linked to diabetes and cancer. As of today, there is no association and they are conducting research on it. Elevated cholesterol levels and blood pressure could be a side effect. After a long time, the HGH can mess with your bones and cause osteoporosis so it's important for me to get enough vitamin and calcium especially. Much OJ has been drunken here.

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Throwaway082292 karma

How about no

dsiekmann-1 karma


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About tree fiddy.

Buck_Futthole-2 karma

Do you have miniscule testes?

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I went through "regularish" puberty through the supplement of Androgel. So no.