'm 62 years old, 5’11", 175lbs. and in relatively good shape but I have low free test. I was on Androderm 4 mg patches for 6 weeks in August/September. My testicles began to ache after about 6 weeks . I was told that my natural t production was shutting down and my testicles were shrinking. I stopped the Androderm and I tried to address the low free test issue with natural supplements to no avail.
Yesterday my doctor prescribed Androgel 1.62 and my insurance accepted it. I know if I start it I’ll have the same shutting down and testicle pain issue.
I am wondering if I can cycle Androderm one month on a two weeks off? Or one month on and one month off? Would I be able to do that to increase my test levels and avoid shut down at the same time?
I don’t want to go all out and have to take hcg which I’ve been told on other forums I would need to do to avoid testicle shrinkage. Thanks.