First of all, I’ve loved reading your excellent material for many years, going right back to the Dr Squat forum days in the early 2000s.
My testosterone has been consistently low for a number of years now. I’ve never taken any performance enhancing drugs. I suspect that my low T levels may have been caused by taking large doses of Accutane and Prozac during the mid 1990’s.
Unfortunately, nothing I’ve tried (i.e. low volume training using heavy compound movements, diet, supplements, sleep, lots of rest etc) have been able to make much of a difference to my T levels.
I’ve been offered TRT from 4 different doctors, but have knocked it back because I have an interest in competing in Masters Track and Field competition and I’m afraid that it would make me fail a drug test if I ever had to have one done. None of the doctors, however, could confirm for me whether this would happen or not on such a low dose of testosterone.
Although I’ve managed to compete fairly well with low T levels, my libido this year has been pretty much non existent so I am considering trying a small replacement dose of testosterone in the form of a compounded cream.
I wanted to ask you, would just this small replacement dose disrupt the allowable 4:1 testosterone:epitestosterone ratio and therefore make me test positive?
If so, is there anything that can be done to even out the ratio? My intention is not to cheat, I just want to have a normal libido for someone my age and a good quality of life and still be able to compete in the sport that I love.
Many thanks for your time,