With all the negative responses from Androgel on here, I thought I’d post an experience I’m having, and see what everyone’s thoughts are.
I had my T levels checked over several weeks about four months ago. Highest total T was 290. Considered low normal, but I’m 36, and my endocrinologist was willing to write me a script for Androgel in the pump, and told me to take 1/2 the normal dose, or 2.5 grams per day. Obviously that didn’t sound like much to me.
Well, the pharmacy only had the 5 gram packets, and I don’t know if they screwed up, or if it was because it was packets, but they gave me the packets, in a quantity good for the same length of time (so, I was given enough for 5 grams per day.) Needless to say, I’ve been using the full 5 grams, double what my doctor recommended.
I’m also taking Designer Supplements Rebound XT as an anti-aromatase /anti-estrogen, at 2 caps per day, as well as Alpha Male, 3 caps twice a day (now 2 caps twice a day, with the new version) although I don’t know if it could make a difference while taking the Androgel.
Anyway, I went for follow up blood work after being on the Androgel fro 8 weeks. I got a call from the Endro office yesterday via voicemail, saying to STOP taking the Androgel, that my Testosterone levels were now TOO high, and that the Dr. wanted to be sure I was only taking 2.5 grams per day. I haven’t gotten the specific numbers as of yet, but I will certainly post them when I call on Monday.
Given all the negative feedback about Androgel, I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience, or thought it possible for Androgel at 5 mgs to raise T levels THAT drastically? Could the Alpha Male and Rebound XT be having that much of an impact?