I’m excited to say I am finally back on growth hormone injections once more. I was born with Panhypopituitarism which includes growth hormone insufficiency. I was put on growth hormone injections when I was 16 and I was taken off it when I was 19 because I missed an appointment with my endocrinologist for reporting to the government to get it for free. 

When I stopped I was 154 cm (5ft 1) and just accepted that I wouldn’t grow any taller. Over 30 years later I took my first dose of Norditropin today! 🥳 🥳 🥳 Just in time for my 50th birthday coming up next month.

Note: I am not on growth hormone to grow taller (I’ve already stopped growing around 20 years old). I don’t produce growth hormone at all, which isn’t normal.

Some of the common improvements include better energy levels, losing weight around the middle, etc.

“Human growth hormone (hGH) is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It’s important for growth, cell regeneration, and cell reproduction.

HGH helps to maintain, build, and repair healthy tissue in the brain and other organs. This hormone can help to speed up healing after an injury and repair muscle tissue after exercise. This helps to build muscle mass, boost metabolism, and burn fat.”

https://www.healthline.com/health/hgh-side-effects

All really positive changes for me as I have such low energy levels and such a slow metabolism. I’ll update again in a few weeks time

I am in Australia and knew when growth hormone treatments were put on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme that it would only cost me $6.50 each prescription. My endocrinologist wanted my blood sugar level lower than it was (it was super high) before I went on GH.

I finally reached a 3 month average blood sugar level of 7.5 (very good) and I was approved a few weeks ago. Today I had the long awaited phone call from my nearest hospital to say the Norditropin GH pen was ready for me to pick up.

Thanks to Sunny Ammerman for inspiring me to go back on it after such a long absence. I’m hoping it will improve my quality of life as it has for other adults with Panhypopituitarism 😊

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