Testosterone Buildup?

So there I was, minding my own business when BAM!!!, out of nowhere I get the urge to rip someone’s head off. Is that weird?

I call it Testosterone Buildup. Occasionally, perhaps once or twice a year, I have this feeling come over me.. like I’m a beast. I want to go out and pick a fight some with tough guy.. or, oddly enough, go do something physical.. like climb a tree or something. I’ve even been known to growl. πŸ™‚ I attribute it to my primitive side trying to kick in and get its fair share of face-time. Lucky for me I’m the king of self-control.. so I don’t indulge my body.. I end up lifting weights or going for a drive and listening to rap.. those things usually make it go away.

I spoke with Special K about it.. she said she’s never met a man who felt this way. I brushed it off as most men wouldnt give it as much thought as I do. They would either GO pick a fight, or maybe get rid of the urge in the the bedroom, I assume. Am I alone here? Is it something all guys go through, is it some inner demon from my violent youth trying to poke out, or do I subconsciously feel my life is stagnant and I’m trying to pick a fight so I have some interesting story to tell?

Any Comments?

  • As soon as I read the first sentence I started singing “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit. (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/limpbizkit/breakstuff.html)

    So, obviously you have something in common with Fred Durst. Actually you have a few things in common with Fred Durst, you both have, as you are wont to call it, Testosterone Buildup, you both like the Yankees, and you both are rich, you in name, him monetary-wise.

    Seriously, though, I think this is probably something most guys experience, you just happen to me more self aware of yourself, and you are also more willing to talk about your feelings than most guys. I haven’t kept track of how often this “Testosterone Buildup” happens to me, but I would guess more often than twice a year. Thinking about now, I can say these testosterone buildups happen less than they used to, so maybe that is why you have them less than I do.
    I used to get them all the time in high school and unfortunately for me I didn’t have great control over my temper. I remember one time specifically something set me off when I was hanging out with my friends and Laura, whom I had just started dating a few weeks before and I ran around the park we were at for something like a half hour before my body expelled enough testosterone that I felt safe I wasn’t going to kill someone.
    Even now I sometimes let these buildups get ahold of me. A few weeks ago after a volleyball game where our team got smoked and I played horribly, I got home and ran around my neighborhood for a while before I cooled off enough to be able to talk to my wife like a rational human being.
    So, I guess to make a long story short(er), and to answer your question, Yes, other guys get these testosterone buildups and it seems to me you have nothing to worry about, because like me you have a self-awareness about them and release the testosterone in a safe way.

  • Well that makes me feel better!
    Although I guess that throws my insanity plea out the window. πŸ™‚
    Anyone else?

  • XenNexus

    I get this feeling almost all the time..
    it feels like an over dose of adrenaline.

    Most people do not feel this way all the time.
    But I do when I’m out in the world.

    I do think sometimes the body goes into a diagnostic mode.

    For example like waking up with morning wood, some doctors believe this may be the body’s way of checking itself.

    Fight-Or-Flight Response,
    Hyperarousal or Acute Stress Response.

    Everyone has it in times of fear or anger.

    However this is rare to happen spontaneously
    unless find yourself in given situation

    Testosterone Buildups as you say..
    this may also be a diagnostic check where the body goes into
    Fight-or-flight response mode.

    In order to make sure everything is working so when
    you really need it, there will be no failure.