I just discovered this site a few months ago, and found it to be a fountain of information. So I thought I’d share my experiences with HRT.
About 10 years ago my “Alternative Medicine” doctor, based on my border line low T, suggested I go on HRT. So he wrote me a prescription for a T-gel from a compounding pharmacy. I stayed with that for a couple of years, then switched to andro-gel when it came out (5 gms for several years, 10 gms last 2 years).
During these 10 years, although I haven’t changed much physically (I’m 6’1", 180, 32" waist, 44" chest, 16" arms), I did notice my scrotum was pulled up tight. I never paid too much attention to it as my sex life wasn’t affected. But after reading (and reading, and reading), I now know what’s causing it and what to do about it (thanks to the many posters here).
So I ordered some A.I. (from two different places), got a bottle with a yellow liquid with a spray cap, and a bottle of green liquidex with a dropper top. So I started using this stuff this week at 1mg per week (as best as I can compute the sprays/drops to 1mg).
I also ordered some Hcg, but that’s still in the pipeline somewhere from some 3rd world country (you know it’s a 3rd world country when they answer your e-mail “Dear customer”). At any rate, when that arrives, I’ll start the 250iu EOD and see what happens with the family jewels.
A question at this point might be, Why take off on this self-diagnosis protocol. Well, my doctor, although very accommodating, is very old. I asked him if he was familiar with Hcg, he said I must mean HGH. So I’m going to take off on my own (very carefully) and get a new BW in May and see what we see.
I work out 3 times a week, changing my routines every 3 or 4 months. I’m not getting any stronger (but not weaker). I bench 275x3 and curl 110x6 (at least I think it’s 110, I’m not sure what that ez-curl bar weights with a 45 on each end).
Anyway, enough of my rambling. This is an absolutely top notch site for people like me. Thanks to all who contribute!
BTW, I’m 68