So been on here before. 24 year old guy, 170cm height, 63kg weight, active and otherwise healthy. Blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid, oestrogen etc all within healthy ranges, but total testosterone hovering around 15mnol-17mnol which is low for my age. In addition, I have ALL the symptoms of low testosterone; everything from loss of morning erections to complete disappearance of libido, reduced muscle bulk and the dreaded ED!
GP put me on Testo Gel, as given the absence of a credible alternative diagnosis combined with my sub-optimal readings and symptoms, we both agreed TRT may be what I need. I applied a sachet of 50mg 5g gel daily, and shortly after began getting severe headaches and raised blood pressure, with NO IMPROVEMENT at all in relation to any of my symptoms. GP advised, given bad headaches and the dangerous rise in blood pressure, to stop the gel. I am now on no TRT at all, still suffering with the symptoms I was before. My latest total testosterone reading again came in at a mere 15mnol. GP has referred me for an endocrine opinion to test for potential Cushing’s Syndrome, thyroid disease or prolactin issues.
Question to guys on here really are as follows: Any guys on here who began TRT with gel and had to switch to another method? Any of you use the gel and actually get real symptom improvement from it? Also, might it be that my levels are low because of some other hormonal problem, and that correcting that first might negate the need for me to use TRT?
Given my age, and the risks associated with the treatment, I am determined to try and avoid TRT unless it is absolutely essential. However, having ED, no libido, man boobs and general depression at my age is completely unbearable, and I am very eager to resolve these symptoms.
Would welcome thoughts or advice from you guys as to how to go forward.