Hello to all of you and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I was diagnosed recently as having Lyme Disease for at least 5 years. After going to a 4th doctor (since the previous three had told me that my symptoms were all psychological and I was basically a hypochondriac) about erectile problems, fatigue, lack of focus etc.;
My test results came back that I had Lyme, low T, high cholesterol, low vitamin B, and was a borderline diabetic (which scared the crap out of my because I am not obese). I was then given a serious 5 week course of intravenous antibiotics and told that ALL of these symptoms were due to the severity of my Lyme.
PS My new "shop around" Doctor is great and I would recommend getting checked for Lyme if you have low T at a young age not that its guaranteed to be the case but it is often over looked.
about 3 weeks after the course I have had say 2 morning erections and actually participated in sex with my SHAGF (smoking hot Asian girlfriend) without the use of prescription aids such as Cialis
Now my second round of test results are in and this is where I would like some help.
My T level has dropped even lower and my doctor has prescribed me Androgel. I was all excited about it yesterday when I picked it up, I said to myself; "Here is the cure to my problems!"
After reading around this and other forums I'm a little scared. I don't want to be on a substance forever I want my levels to return.
Can Androgel or Another T replacement regiment raise my levels for a short time, so that, the level is then maintained by my body's own production rate?
Should I insist on injections rather than gel?
Will I need to use T replacement forever? being that I am 25 this is a prospect I do not look forward to. I know I should have asked more questions of my Doc I was just so excited I didn't do my homework.
I applied half of a full dose of AndroGel this morning after a shower as per my doctors orders. Maybe I shouldn't use anymore wait a month and see if my T level rises on its own.
I know this was a bit long and possibly rant-ish but with such Low T it would be no surprise to me why I was babbling like a woman HAHAHA jk jk
Sincerely, my thoughts go out to any of my fellow men that SUFFER from this and similar conditions